After superstrings

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.”


5 thoughts on “After superstrings

  1. 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…

  2. 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?

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