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An attempt to explain String Theory. [1]

The quest for a unified theory.


Let’s start with basics, what is String Theory?

There have been numerous attempts for a Theory of Everything… 564 more words

The Parable of the Entanglers and the Bootstrappers

There’s been some buzz around a recent Quanta article by K. C. Cole, The Strange Second Life of String Theory. I found it a bit simplistic of a take on the topic, so I thought I’d offer a different one. 853 more words

Theoretical Physics

Getting Strung Out (or Where Physicists Fear to Thread)

Continuing our Quantum Computing Crash (Collision?) Course to get you ready for our upcoming performance of BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL (help us BUILD A NUTSHELL HERE… 657 more words

So You Want to Prove String Theory, Part II: How Can QCD Be a String Theory?

A couple weeks back, I had a post about Nima Arkani-Hamed’s talk at Strings 2016. Nima and his collaborators were trying to find what sorts of scattering amplitudes (formulas that calculate the chance that particles scatter off each other) are allowed in a theory of quantum gravity. 976 more words

Theoretical Physics

From Quanta: "The Strange Second Life of String Theory"

Quanta Magazine

September 15, 2016
K.C. Cole

String theory has so far failed to live up to its promise as a way to unite gravity and quantum mechanics. 3,066 more words

Basic Research

Mike McHargue: Finding God in the Waves


Science Mike returns to the podcast to discuss smart brain stuff, Pizza Mike, String Theory, Mike’s pod-father why Atheists win arguments and his new book Finding God in the Waves.

Newsworthy With Norsworthy Podcast

ghosts of 1000 crickets

i’ve been thinking a lot about glaciers since your trip to Alaska. And what they might sound like. i reconnected with this almost friend from my art school days, Pierre. 460 more words