Top String Theory Quotes

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Favorite String Theory Quotes

1. "Our best theory of describing space at a fundamental level is probably string theory."
Author: Alan Guth
2. "Theoretical physicists are Platonists. Until the last few years, they believed that the entire universe, the one universe, was generated from a few principles of symmetry and mathematical truths, perhaps throwing in a handful of parameters like the mass of the electron. It seemed that we were closing in on a vision of our universe in which everything could be calculated, predicted, and understood. However, two theories in physics, called "eternal inflation" and "string theory," now"
Author: Alan Lightman
3. "At that moment it would have been easier for me to spontaneously grasp quantum string theory"
Author: Augusten Burroughs
4. "For string theory to make sense, the universe should have nine spacial dimensions and one time dimension, for a total of ten dimensions."
Author: Brian Greene
5. "Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out that the equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle."
Author: Edward Witten
6. "So when you ask me how string theory might be tested, I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested."
Author: Edward Witten
7. "I just think too many nice things have happened in string theory for it to be all wrong. Humans do not understand it very well, but I just don't believe there is a big cosmic conspiracy that created this incredible thing that has nothing to do with the real world."
Author: Edward Witten
8. "String theory is an attempt at a deeper description of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string."
Author: Edward Witten
9. "I spent most of my career doing high-energy physics, quarks, dark matter, string theory and so on."
Author: Geoffrey West
10. "Got to go sing in a few minutes... no, that's GOT to go sing in a few minutes, as in... GOT TO GO SING in a few minutes... hahaha It's an all consuming compassion/obsession... a drawing... a wonderful bliss... a union of soul and spirit, of notes and voice, of all of life's vibrating essence. String theory... all of life is vibrating, is alive, and the life of that essence is music itself!!"
Author: Gloria Smith
11. "I had to get back to dealing with facts. One fact was that something bizarre was going on, but I'd be far more likely to find an explanation in a modern book on string theory than in an ancient tome on the spirit world."
Author: Hilary Duff
12. "There is much unexplained in the world. It behoves one to be wary at all times. Just when you think you've got the hang of it, along comes string theory, collateralised debt obligations or Björk's new album, and bam! You're as confused as you were when you first started."
Author: Jasper Fforde
13. "Every string theory that's been written down says the speed of light is universal. But other ideas about quantum gravity predict the speed of light has actually increased."
Author: Lee Smolin
14. "If string theory is a mistake, it's not a trivial mistake. It's a deep mistake and therefore kind of worthy."
Author: Lee Smolin
15. "Some string theorists prefer to believe that string theory is too arcane to be understood by human beings, rather than consider the possibility that it might just be wrong."
Author: Lee Smolin
16. "Because string theory is such a high-risk venture—unsupported by experiment,"
Author: Lee Smolin
17. "There was quantum mechanics, string theory, and then there was the most mind-bending frontier of the natural world, women."
Author: Marisha Pessl
18. "One night I begged Robin, a scientist by training, to watch Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' with me on PBS. He lasted about one act, then turned to me in horror: 'This is how you spend your days? Thinking about things like this?' I was ashamed. I could have been learning about string theory or how flowers pollinate themselves. I think his remark was the beginning of my crisis of faith. Like so many of my generation in graduate school, I had turned to literature as a kind of substitute for formal religion, which no longer fed my soul, or for therapy, which I could not afford.... I became interested in exploring the theory of nonfiction and in writing memoir, a genre that gives us access to that lost Middlemarch of reflection and social commentary."
Author: Mary Rose O'Reilley
19. "In life, people tend to wait for good things to come to them. And by waiting, they miss out. Usually, what you wish for doesn't fall in your lap; it falls somewhere nearby, and you have to recognize it, stand up, and put in the time and work it takes to get to it. This isn't because the universe is cruel. It's because the universe is smart. It has its own cat-string theory and knows we don't appreciate things that fall into our laps."
Author: Neil Strauss
20. "General relativity is the cornerstone of cosmology and astrophysics. It has also provided the conceptual basis for string theory and other attempts to unify all the forces of nature in terms of geometrical structures."
Author: Paul Davies
21. "As you say, the way string theory requires all these extra dimensions and this comes from certain consistency requirements about how string should behave and so on."
Author: Roger Penrose
22. "In the book, I make the point that here we have string theory and here we have twistor theory and we don't know if either one of them is the right approach to nature."
Author: Roger Penrose
23. "In essence, String Theory describes space and time, matter and energy, gravity and light, indeed all of God's creation... as music."
Author: Roy H. Williams
24. "Einstein was searching for String Theory. It not only reconciles General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, but it reconciles Science and the Bible as well."
Author: Roy H. Williams
25. "According to String Theory, what appears to be empty space is actually a tumultuous ocean of strings vibrating at the precise frequencies that create the 4 dimensions you and I call height, width, depth and time."
Author: Roy H. Williams
26. "I'm the Ted Bundy of string theory."
Author: Sam Harris
27. "Lecter sits in his armchair with a big pad of butcher paper doing calculations. The pages are filled with the symbols both of astrophysics and particle physics. There are repeated efforts with the symbols of string theory. The few mathematicians who could follow him might say his equations begin brilliantly and then decline, doomed by wishful thinking. Dr. Lecter wants time to reverse — no longer should increasing entropy mark the direction of time. He wants increasing order to point the way"."
Author: Thomas Harris

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