# Tag: string theory

## PI: String Theory “Legos” for Black Holes

In this public lecture at the Perimeter Institute Prof Amanda Peet (University of Toronto) delivers a public lecture on how string theory can provide a better understanding of black holes. Prof Peet does research on various topics in string theory with an ultimate goal of forming a unified description of all fundamental forces in nature and particles […]

## TEDx: Living on the Boundary

String theory is one of the most unique and in many ways elegant theories. After all, it’s one of the candidates for the theory of everything. But so what? What influence does research in string theory have for our everyday lives and our society in general? In this Joel Hutchinson aims to answer this question by […]

## Brian Greene: The State of String Theory

In this talk Brian Greene, an American theoretical physicists specialising in string theory, discusses this amazingly complex part of physics. This includes a short introduction and history of string theory and the current state of affairs. As Greene discusses, string theory is one of the candidates for the ultimate theory for everything, however, we have […]

## 5 Free Books on String Theory

It’s time to add some free books to the grand list of eBooks and the topic of the day is string theory. String theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. Due to flexibility and the ability of potentially solving certain outstanding problems in physics, string theory is often considered as one of the candidates […]

## Physics News of the Week: A Practical Test for String Theory

The 2nd week of the year has passed and, once again, we take a look at the top news of physics. Here are 3 top news plus extra links. For more news and other free stuff register for our email newsletter. 1. “Spirit” Turns 10 (January 6) It has now been 10 years since NASA’s […]

## String Theory by Melanie Becker

Here we have a short series of 4 lectures on string theory delivered by Melanie Becker. The subjects include an introduction into string theory, some quantum field theory and some particle physics. The video quality is a bit poor, so you might want to go here and download the lectures in video or audio format. […]

## Topics in String Theory

In this playlist of 9 lectures Leonard Susskind comes back to the topics in string theory. The course begins with the descrption of the theory of reductionism and why many modern theories predict the end of reductionism. Later on Susskind touches the problem of reconciling general relativity and quantum mechanics and how string theory attempt to […]

## A Course on String Theory and M-Theory

String theory is one of the candidates for the so called “theory of everything”, which explains the different types of elementary particles and the known forces as quantum states of 1-D strings. In this course of 10 lectures, Leonard Susskind (one of the pioneers of string theory) gives the basics of the theoretical and mathematical […]

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