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A Brief History of Strings


a string The subject arose in the late sixties in an attempt to describe strong nuclear forces.

a string Supersymmetric strings -- or superstrings -- were discovered in 1971.

a string In 1974, after realizing that superstring theories inevitably predict gravitons, the goal of research was changed to Einstein's old dream of

Unificatrion of all theories

a string In the first superstring revolution (1984-1985) we learned there were five consistent superstring theories:
I, IIA, IIB, HO, HE
.each of which requires 10 dimensions, with 9 space and one time.


The Second Superstring Revolution // String Theory: a multihistory


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