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Japanese getting in on string theory hype?

So says Peter Woit in “This Week’s Hype” at Not Even Wrong, here (December 22, 2011):

The Japanese are getting in on the string theory hype business, with KEK issuing a press release today with the title: The mechanism that explains why our universe was born with 3 dimensions: a 40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer. As usual for this kind of press release, the claim is that researchers at the institution issuing the press release have finally solved the age-old problem of string theory predicting nothing. In this case the prediction is that there are 3 dimensions of space (I think that, technically, this is a “post-diction”). According to the press release …

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One Response to Japanese getting in on string theory hype?

  1. With M-theory, an extension of string theory, there are 11 dimensions.

    Just sayin’…

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