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Single Idea 21178

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

Full Idea

String theory has now been incorporated into Ed Witten's M-Theory, which is a mathematical framework that lives in 11-dimensional space-time, involving higher-dimensional objects called p-branes, of which strings are a special case.

Gist of Idea

String theory is now part of 11-dimensional M-Theory, involving p-branes


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 09)

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.169