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Single Idea 21175

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 5. Unified Models / b. String theory]

Full Idea

A future accelerator might create 'stringballs', when two strings slam into one another and, rather than combining to form a stretched string, make a tangled ball. Finding them would prove string theory.

Gist of Idea

String theory might be tested by colliding strings to make bigger 'stringballs'


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 08)

A Reaction

This is the only possible test for string theory which I have seen suggested. How do you 'slam strings together'?

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.158