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Quantum Fields and Strings

Quantum field theory is used to describe the interactions of elementary particles, the dynamics of many-body systems, and critical phenomena, all with exquisite accuracy. String theory is based on the idea that, at very short distances, all particles should be seen to be extended one-dimensional objects: “strings.” Together, “quantum fields and strings” has strong connections to condensed matter, quantum gravity, particle physics, and cosmology, and mathematics.

Learn more about Quantum Fields and Strings at Perimeter Institute here.

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/Apr 26, 2019
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/Feb 08, 2019
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/Dec 21, 2018
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/Dec 03, 2018
Perimeter researchers are pulling from physics and mathematics to connect two ways of understanding nature, writes Dan Falk.
/Jun 01, 2018
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/Dec 15, 2017
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/Oct 16, 2017
From quantum field theory to cancer research: How one PhD student is turning his natural curiosity into a career.
/Aug 01, 2017
Researchers cut a vexing problem into manageable shapes, and come up with a solution that could apply to all string…
/Apr 19, 2017
New Physics World article explains how It from Qubit was formed, and why this junction has the potential to unearth…
/Jan 13, 2017