For most of us, “string theory” and “supersymmetry” are vague but evocative terms that seem to point to a mysterious sub-reality underlying the world we know. For theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates Jr., director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, the fearsomely complex mathematics of string theory and supersymmetry are all in a day’s work. Gates is also a Distinguished University Professor, University System of Maryland Regents Professor and John S. Toll Professor of Physics, as well as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the National Medal of Science from President Obama in 2013. (more…)
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Our Universe is made of particles – the smallest, most indivisible building blocks of our world are particles. – No, not any more!!
The world is made of extremely small vibrating loops called ‘strings’ and they must vibrate in 11 dimensions to properly constitute the Universe. The String theory says this. A string is one-dimensional contrary to the elementary particles which have no dimensions. Now the different ways the strings vibrate give particles their unique properties. That’s why a book is different than a tree.