String Theory

Clifford V. Johnson , former Member in the School of Natural Sciences, discusses string theory, black holes, and his new graphic novel The Dialogues with physicist Janna Levin and Ira Flatow of NPR's Science Friday . In The Dialogues: Conversations About...
Professor Nathan Seiberg sat down with Sandhya Ramesh at an event organised by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences for an interview for the Wire to discuss string theory, experimental evidence, quantum field theory, and more. Read the interview at the ...
“It’s not easy being a 'theory of everything.' A TOE has the very tough job of fitting gravity into the quantum laws of nature in such a way that, on large scales, gravity looks like curves in the fabric of space-time, as Albert Einstein described...
Edward Witten , Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, reflects on the meaning of dualities in physics and math, emergent space-time, and the pursuit of a complete description of nature with Quanta's Natalie Wolchover . Read more at Quanta...
Grand ideas have a way of turning up in unusual settings, far from an office or a chalkboard. Months ago, Quanta Magazine set out to photograph some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and mathematicians, including Eva Silverstein , former Member in...
In this video, Edward Witten , Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Laureate (2012) and Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, discusses string theory and the need in physics to reconcile quantum theory, used for small things like atoms and subatomic particles,...
String theory has so far failed to live up to its promise as a way to unite gravity and quantum mechanics, but at the same time, it has blossomed into one of the most useful sets of tools in science.
Miranda Cheng
The physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng , Visitor in the School of Natural Sciences, is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra, and number theory.