String Theory – part 6: The Basic Principles

The Standard Model of particle physics describes all elementary particles as point-like objects. Hence, they neither extend in any direction nor possess any internal structure. Despite its tremendous success in predicting any physical phenomena in particle physics, we can be sure that it is incomplete since it describes only three interactions, leaving gravitational interaction behind. […]

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String Theory – part 2: Special Relativity – the Picture of Space and Time

Solving the First Conflict 110 years ago, in June 1905, Albert Einstein, a young person from a Swiss bureau, sent a paper titled “Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper” to the German journal Annalen der Physik in which he provided a solution to the speed of light paradox that had puzzled him 10 years earlier. This was […]

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