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Title: Probing the String Landscape

Abstract

We are currently in the throes of a potentially huge paradigm shift in physics. Motivated by recent developments in string theory and the discovery of the so-called "string landscape", physicists are beginning to question the uniqueness of fundamental theories of physics and the methods by which such theories might be understood and investigated. In this colloquium, I will give a non-technical introduction to the nature of this paradigm shift and how it developed. I will also discuss some of the questions to which it has led, and the nature of the controversies it has spawned.

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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987386
Resource Type:
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Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; STRING THEORY; PHYSICS; STRING LANDSCAPE

Citation Formats

Dienes, Keith. Probing the String Landscape. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Dienes, Keith. Probing the String Landscape. United States.
Dienes, Keith. Tue . "Probing the String Landscape". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987386.
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