M-theory. Wikipedia: “M-Theory brought all of the string theories together. It did this by asserting that strings are really 1-dimensional slices of a 2-dimensional membrane vibrating in 11-dimensional space.”

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M-theory. Wikipedia: “M-Theory brought all of the string theories together. It did this by asserting that strings are really 1-dimensional slices of a 2-dimensional membrane vibrating in 11-dimensional space.”

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Overheard in the hallway at the Harvard – Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:

“Branes are the s%^t, man!”

This is very cool stuff. One theory has it that a universe is created when “branes” collide. Schweet…

Life among the Alpha-Brainiacs.

Wait… now there’s 11? I was stuck on ten dimensions:

http://blunderprone.blogspot.com/2008/02/chess-in-10th-dimension.html

Is a one dimensional slice of a two dimensional membrane interestingly different from a one dimensional slice of a three dimensional object? How do they know that strings are not the latter?

You’re asking the liberal arts major? :)