String Theory Turns 20
- first posited in 1984 as an explanation for the strong force
, String Theory
turns 20 this year. While some physicists
celebrate, others are concerned that string theory isn't coming close to being a theory of everything as many had hoped. While it does reconcile quantum mechanics
with Special Relativity
, there is currently no mathematical proof for String Theory. Even more troubling, rather than providing one solid explanation for the universe, the many dimensions
of string theory offer 10^100 different possible results.