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Superstring Theory and Empirical Testability

Hedrich, Reiner (2002) Superstring Theory and Empirical Testability. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The quest for an all-encompassing theory, finally intended to give a solution to the problem of the unification of all natural forces, is seen today as one of the most important objectives of theoretical high-energy physics. This so-called 'Theory of Everything' is, actually, identified by some theoretical physicists with superstring theory. But superstring theory is in a crucial way incomplete. And, above all, it has fundamental problems with empirical testability � problems that make questionable its status as a physical theory at all.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Unity of Science, Unification, Fundamental Theory, Theory of Everything, Superstrings
    Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
    Depositing User: Reiner Hedrich
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 608
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/608

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