Research report 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

How many dimensions has our world?

Authors
Theisen, Stefan; Pössel, Markus
Departments

Quantengravitation und vereinheitlichte Theorien (Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai)
MPI für Gravitationsphysik, Golm

Summary
String theory is a central player in our search for a consistent theory of quantum gravity. The theory forces us to re-evaluate familiar conceptions of space and time. In the following article this shall be illustrated with examples.

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