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String theory predictions

  1. May 16, 2008 #1
    Hello everyone

    I have a question regarding string theory (ST) predictions:
    I am not interested (in this thread) about the predictions related to what is specific about (ST) (what is not predicted by Quantum theory (QT) or General Theory of Relativity (GTR))

    I want to know only if (ST) by using its specific equation can predict the result of both (QT) experiments (such as the double slit experiment) and (GTR) experiments (such as observation in the sky)

    In other words, is (ST) currently able to reproduce the exact results of both (QT) and (GTR)?

    Can you give references if you have the answer.

    Thank you
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  3. Jun 29, 2008 #2
    Good question, I believe (though I may be incorrect) that it could potentially predict the correct results. However, we have not yet found (if string theory is correct and it exists) the correct version of string theory to describe our universe. If the answer to your question was simply "yes" I think that would mean we had found a unified theory - but if I am wrong, someone please correct me.
  4. Nov 8, 2008 #3

    ST is still just an elegant mathematical approach towards uniting the theory of relativity and QM. It's not a finished theory yet, as string theorist David Gross states:

    "It's as if we've stumbled in the dark into what we thought was a two-bedroom apartment and now we're discovering is a 19-room mansion," he says. "At least. Maybe it's got a thousand rooms, and we're just beginning our journey."

    My POV is that a successful theory of everything will have to account for consciousness.
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