string theory

noun

Definition of string theory

: a theory in physics: all elementary particles are manifestations of the vibrations of one-dimensional strings

Examples of string theory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And indeed, some theorists have discovered that string theory may allow the existence of stable wormholes. Paul Sutter, Ars Technica, 18 May 2022 Sullivan spoke to Scientific American about his recent win, his career trajectory and how geometry and string theory intersect. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 5 Apr. 2022 Dine's enthusiastic storytelling makes the read worth it for those who want to finally wrap their mind around string theory or the Higgs boson and are up for an intellectual challenge. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2022 A couple of years later, Brian Swingle, a theoretical physicist then at Stanford working on string theory, quantum gravity and other related subjects, reached out to her with an unusual question. Quanta Magazine, 7 Sep. 2021 Laboratory experiments may come in handy, however, for testing string theory, at least indirectly. Adam Becker, Scientific American, 20 Jan. 2022 Despite these differences, both loop quantum gravity and string theory suggest spacetime emerges from some underlying reality. Adam Becker, Scientific American, 20 Jan. 2022 Physicists have proposed different multiverse theories inspired by quantum mechanics, string theory and inflation, a speculative theory of cosmic creation. John Horgan, Scientific American, 27 Sep. 2021 This, in part, has inspired me to work on string theory, which could make possible some of the imaginative space-time devices found in science fiction. Wsj Books Staff, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of string theory

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“String theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20theory. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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