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What is String Theory?

What is String Theory?
For the past decade, physicists all over are focusing their attention on string theory. But what is string theory? A simple explanation to string theory is that it is the basic fundamental building block for everything. When all the matter in the universe is broken down to its most basic component, it will be tiny particles that look like strings; String Theory. That basically is the most simple answer to what String Theory is. But going one step further is where things get really complicated. When we look an object, we know it is made up of molecules. According to string theory, these quarks (including the electron) can still be broken up into smaller units. What string theory suggests is that the whole universe is made up of these strings. Based on the math, for these strings to exists, the universe has to be made up of not just three dimensions, but ten dimensions. Video: David Tong, a physicist at Cambridge University, explains String Theory Why is string theory important? Related Links

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