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Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Beauty of Science - 'theory of everything'

THE BEAUTY OF SCIENCE
A new study by Professor Michael Duff FRS, suggests researchers can now test the 'theory of everything'.
For more than 25 years, string theory, which was developed to describe the forces and fundamental particles which make up our universe, has become the favorite assertion of this theory for physicists.
The photograph, above, is a two-dimensional representation of a Calabi-Yau manifold - which some string theorists suggest, could take this shape.
The aesthetics of this image - representing something from scientific theory - is so visually alluring. It leaves us wondering - and transports us into its world where science is left far behind and where beauty reins.

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