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Are the strings in string theory vacuums?

  1. Jul 26, 2014 #1
    I've heard that the strings in String theory are vacuums, is that right? And if so then how is it expected they form?
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2014 #2

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    You should give a reference. It sounds weird.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2014
  4. Jul 28, 2014 #3
    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.
     
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