String Theory

  1. Everything is made of molecules.
  2. Molecules are made of atoms.
  3. Atoms are made of electrons, protons, and neutrons.
  4. Electrons, protons, and neutrons can be split in half to create quarks.
  5. Quarks are actually made of even smaller pieces, called strings.

Strings are eleven-dimensional (ten dimensions + time) bits of energy that not only make up the above particles but create forces including gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear forces, weak nuclear forces, and a few other forces that have not yet been discovered.

String theory has been applied to a variety of problems in black hole physics, early universe cosmology, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics, and it has stimulated a number of major developments in pure mathematics.

Because string theory potentially provides a unified description of gravity and particle physics, it is a candidate for a theory of everything, a self-contained mathematical model that describes all fundamental forces and forms of matter.

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