String Theory

Scientific Controversies No. 13: String Theory

Scientific Controversies (Sci Con) is a series of conversations between scientists hosted by PW Director of Sciences Janna Levin.<p>Our perception of …

New podcast, on String Theory and Quantum Gravity, is live!

Do we need quantum gravity? We sure do… and here’s how we’re trying to get there!https://medium.com/media/280c4e4140872e14ee61adeff686736b/hrefOur …

Physics

Avenged Sevenfold: Five Things We Learned from Their New Ernie Ball 'String Theory' Episode

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the latest episode of <i>String Theory</i>, starring Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates and Zacky …

Guitar

A pariah finds a home | Nature

Altmetric: 11<p>More detail<p>News and Views<p>Mathematics: A pariah finds a home<p>Terry Gannon<p>Mathematics and computing<p>Pariahs are fundamental building blocks …

Mathematics

String Theory trades free start-up work spaces for student engagement

What a deal. Start-ups get free work space. Students earn insights to the ventures, polish helper skills, and build their resumes.

Education

Five SFF Worlds Tied Together by String Theory

I’ve always been enraptured by the thought that there are other worlds out there. No, I’m not talking about poor, shunted Pluto or any of the …

Books

How to Solve the Biggest Mystery in Physics

Suppose aliens land on our planet and want to learn our current scientific knowledge. I would start with the 40-year-old documentary <i>Powers of Ten</i>. …

Physics

How Many Dimensions Are There?

Ask someone to name every dimension they know of and they'll likely list the following: length, width, and depth. They might also add time if they’re …

Polar Bears

What Games Can Teach Us About Design This Thursday at String Theory Schools

Ever wondered what makes video games so appealing? Can games be designed to teach players to develop...

Philadelphia

Mac DeMarco Talks About Relationship With His Guitar in New Video: Watch | Pitchfork

Mac DeMarco stars in a new video from guitar string company Ernie Ball’s “String Theory” series, in which musicians talk about their guitar playing and relationships with the instrument. In his episode, Mac talks about how he first learned to play the guitar (“I learned like, ‘Smoke on the Water’ …

How to travel faster than light

In this week's long read, T3's science expert Laura Mears explores the physics of faster than light travel, quantum mechanics and string theory, as …

Physics

New paper claims string theory can be tested with Bose-Einstein-Condensates

Fluorescence image of Bose-Einstein-Condensate. Image Credits: Stefan Kuhr and Immanuel Bloch, MPQ String theory is infamously detached from …

Physics

Could there be a theory of everything?

<i>Could there be a theory that describes all of the fundamental laws of nature, a Theory of Everything? Einstein thought so but he never managed to</i> …

Physics

Post-Modern Physics: String Theory Gets Over the Need for Evidence

String theory, which took root in the 1970s, proposes that “all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes …

Creationism

An Experiment in Zurich Brings Us Nearer to a Black Hole’s Mysteries

The equations that describe the universe at the smallest and largest scales — how the tiniest elementary particles dance, how the space-time of the cosmos bends — predicted a slight incongruity, a tiny unbalancing in the numbers of certain particles under certain circumstances.<p>But physicists have …

Physics

Lab notes: Toxic Mars, mission to Mercury and string theory

Remember Matt Damon growing potatoes from his own waste in Ridley Scott’s spectacular man-on-Mars space epic The Martian? Of course you do. Damon’s botanist astronaut Mark Watney devises an ingenious way of surviving four years till his only chance of being rescued when another mission flies by …

Scientific Research

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims

New paper suggests that the hotly contested physics thesis, which involves the existence of six ‘extra dimensions’, may be settled by cutting-edge laser detectors<p>String theory makes the grand promise of weaving together all of physics into a single sublime framework. The only downside is that …

Physics

Theories On Pulsar Phenomena Aren't Theories

A theory is a very precise thing in science - yet some scientists can't resist using the term to lend intellectual weight to what may be a hypothesis …

Science

From Trump to string theory and supernovas: five science lectures to expand your mind

These lecturers from some of the world's foremost experts are the ideal antidote to an era of alternative facts<p>Jeffrey Sachs<p><b>Surviving Trump and</b> …

Physics

This Week’s Hype

I’m on vacation in Europe, not in any mood to spend more time on this than just to point out that it’s the same usual tedious string theory …

Columbia University

The Dangerous Irrelevance of String Theory

Eva Silverstein has a new preprint out, entitled The Dangerous Irrelevance of String Theory. The title is I guess intended to be playful, not …

Physics

Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity? - Issue 49: The Absurd

It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems.At present physicists have two separate rulebooks explaining how nature works. There is …

Physics

String Theory's Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR

The robot is building a tesseract. He motions at a glowing cube floating before him, and an identical cube emerges. He drags it to the left, but the …

Physics

Next week: Meet 15 nonprofits and mission-oriented orgs that are hiring right now

If you’re after a job that makes a difference, here’s a career fair for you.Next Tuesday, May 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Old City, our sister site</b> …

Nonprofits

String Theory: A Symphony of Nature (Dr. Amanda Peet)

Physics

Physicists Outline 10 Different Dimensions and How You’d Experience Them

Where gravity comes from has been an utter mystery. String theory offers an explanation. <br>Read More

Physics

This Stradivarius study refutes the string theory of history

Scientists have found musicians can’t distinguish between the rare violins and modern fiddles. Maybe, in this era of fake news, experts really are untrustworthy<p>It is a story that seems designed to appeal to something deep within me: in blind tests, Stradivarius violins don’t sound any better than …

Opinion

Gravitational Waves Could Be The Key to Discovering Extra Dimensions in Our Universe

"Gravitational waves can walk along any dimension."<p>If we want to find extra dimensions lurking within our Universe - something that string theory …

Physics

Is a Popular Theory of Cosmic Creation Pseudoscience?

A brouhaha has erupted over the theory of cosmic creation known as inflation. The theory holds that in the first instant of the big bang, the …

Space Science

string theory FAQ in nLab

This page is to provide non-technical or maybe semi-technical discussion of the nature and role of the theory of fundamental physics known as <i>string</i> …

Physics