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How to tough to publish string theory topics?

  1. Oct 27, 2007 #1
    String theory seems to be an over popularised topic with many talented people working on it already. How tough is it these days to publish in this field (on the mathematics/theory side rather than applying string theory to experiments or what not).
     
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  3. Oct 27, 2007 #2

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    If you have something original to contribute, it will be published. There is some argument that alternative theories have a harder time getting attention.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2007 #3
    The question is how hard is it to contribute something orginal as so much have been looked at by clever people.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2007 #4

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    It depends on who you are. A graduate student or a post-doc in physics will get direction from senior faculty. If you don't have any connection with some research center, you will have a hard time finding a problem that hasn't been worked on.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2007 #5

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    It may help if you are already an expert in some branche of physics or mathematics which so far has NOT been used in string theory. Then you have a chance to be the first who applied this branche of physics/mathematics in string theory. In fact, this is how I have published my first papers on string theory.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2007 #6
    Where did you publish it?
     
  8. Oct 30, 2007 #7

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    Eur. Phys. J. C (I think the impact factor is about 3.5)
     
  9. Oct 30, 2007 #8

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    You might also try to attend conferences and workshops on the topic.
    You can learn about what some researchers are currently working on...and possibly what they are stuck on. It's also a good opportunity to network... and possibly share your ideas.
     
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  10. Nov 5, 2011 #9
    Just Look at arixv and start reading recent papers you will find a lot of research ideas that you might be interested in and which nobody has worked on before.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2011 #10

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