Are the strings in string theory vacuums?

  • Thread starter Natsirt
  • Start date
41
0
I've heard that the strings in String theory are vacuums, is that right? And if so then how is it expected they form?
 

mathman

Science Advisor
7,703
392
I've heard that the strings in String theory are vacuums, is that right? And if so then how is it expected they form?
You should give a reference. It sounds weird.
 
Last edited:
118
3
I've heard that the strings in String theory are vacuums, is that right? And if so then how is it expected they form?
The strings in string theory are rolled up M2-branes (i.e. two dimensional branes). M2 and M5-branes are supersymmetric p-brane solutions of D=11 supergravity, the low energy approximation to M-theory. To fully explain the origin of these p-brane solutions requires a complete version of M-theory.
 

Related Threads for: Are the strings in string theory vacuums?

  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
20
Views
2K
Replies
0
Views
3K
Replies
6
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
4K
  • Last Post
3
Replies
68
Views
6K

Hot Threads

Top