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What if electrons were not really elementary, but were formed at the ends of long "strings" of other, fundamental particles? ... The pair ran simulations to see if their string-nets could give rise to conventional particles and fractionally charged quasi-particles. They did. ... As the net of strings vibrated, it produced a wave that behaved according to a very familiar set of laws - Maxwell's equations, which describe the...

2007-03-15

 physics universe string theory
A pioneering technique using subatomic particles known as neutrons could give microscopic hints of extra dimensions or even dark matter.

2011-04-18

 gravity string theory neutron physics philosophy cosmology dimension dark matter