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Is the String Theory the best explanation for the unification of physics?
Your question is a double-edged sword, my friend.
In short: yes.
In reality: no.
String Theory is designed to be the ultimate, best, most comprehensive, complete, (and whatever else), theory for the unification of the forces and laws and explaining the nature of reality. The problem is, it's just a construction, albeit a beautiful one, of mathematics. While the past has shown us that the math tends to be right in most cases, there still is no evidence supporting String Theory, or even a postulated idea for proving the concept.
So yes, it is really the answer to everything and all the questions, because that's what it's designed to be. The problem is, we don't know what everything is yet, or what all the questions are. So the search continues!
As Michio Kaku says, "String Theory is the only game in town." There are no other existing frameworks with the potential to unify all of the forces and matter in the universe. That said, it may be wrong. There are certain theoretical predictions made by String Theory that physicists hope to see in the coming years at the LHC. If String Theory is correct, we would expect to see evidence of supersymmetry, extra dimensions and micro black holes, for starters. If none of these are observed, it will probably be time to give up on strings- as elegant and compelling as the theory is. As Richard Feynnman said, "... If it disagrees with experiment, it's WRONG."
by mbuggieh4 years ago
ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA: "In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. In string theory, the...
by Danny R Hand8 years ago
Does any body besides me see the connection to physical laws and God.
by SparklingJewel9 years ago
I just heard this on TV...but can't remember it all.The partial definition of String Theory is something like: quantum mechanics is all about the smallest, and theory of relativity is the other end of the spectrum,...
by Candie V8 years ago
Can someone explain the "string" theory to me? Is this just a theory or is it a fact?
by Mentalist acer7 years ago
I'd like a laymans explanation of String Theory's application to dimensions and if it's these dimensions that make general relativity and quantum mechanics agree with one another or if it's something else???
by Anna Marie4 years ago
I love the concept of string theory, and with the recent confirmation of the Higgs boson at CERN the Standard Model is so much closer to application !Muti-dimensions, strings, and a universe that is one great...
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