posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 12:34 PM
Here is my brief synopsis of M-theory, the current version of string theory.First we will start with the string. The current thought is there are two
types of strings. Closed loop strings, which mainly make up gravitons, and open ended strings, which pretty much make up everything else.
The Closed loop string. Currently, it is believed that closed loop strings mainly make up graviton particles responsible for, can you guess? GRAVITY!
I say mainly because there is something else a closed loop string can become. It can strech out as wide as our universe. Imagine it like a big plastic
sheet. This sheet is called a Membrane, or 'brane' for short.
Open loop string: The open loop strings are the building blocks of everything else. They are not actually open at the ends. They are connected to the
'brane' at each end forming an upside down U.
So now we have this enormous sheet, or 'brane' with an uncountable amount of thes strings attached in an upside down U configuration.
Now you have to understand that the current line of thought with physicist is that there are more than 3 demensions. For M theory, there are 11 of
them. Each demension could only be a millimeter away from the next, yet we would never be able to see or interact with it accept through gravitons.
Another subject all together.
Anyway, each demension or degree of movement, is contained within one of the above mentioned Brane. So now we have these branes next to each other
looking something like sheets hanging on clothlins back to back.
Now imagine the enormous amounts of energy contained within each brane. More than we could ever harness. this is where the big bang comes into play.
These Branes are undulating like sheets in the wind, and occasionally, they touch, or collide. The Big Bang is the result of the collision of the
[edit on 1/6/05 by Kidfinger]