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Geometry in String Theory

  1. Aug 17, 2014 #1
    I'm watching a lecture by Edward Witten here:

    In it, he mentions that String/M-theory seems to be hinting toward a new kind of geometry where you don't talk about space/time points, but the interactions between quantum world sheets (around 37:00 minute mark.)

    Does this new geometry have a name? What work's being done on it? Where can I read more?
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  3. Aug 17, 2014 #2


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  4. Aug 18, 2014 #3


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    But these world sheets are embedded in 10-dim. "background", so this cannot be the final answer
  5. Aug 19, 2014 #4


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    We are still waiting for Ed to publish his background-ind. notion of string theory, I guess :P
  6. Aug 19, 2014 #5


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    You're dead right!
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