Unified field theory is also known as "string theory." The problem in the past has been that if Relativity theory is right, then Quantum Mechanics
cannot be true. This theory "unifies" both. One theory is for the very large(the universe) and the other is for the very small (atoms, neutrons,
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The fundamental particles of the universe that physicists have identified -- electrons, neutrinos, quarks, and so on -- are the "letters" of all
matter. Just like their linguistic counterparts, they appear to have no further internal substructure. String theory proclaims otherwise. According to
string theory, if we could examine these particles with even greater precision -- a precision many orders of magnitude beyond our present
technological capacity -- we would find that each is not pointlike but instead consists of a tiny, one-dimensional loop. Like an infinitely thin
rubber band, each particle contains a vibrating, oscillating, dancing filament that physicists have named a string.
In the figure at right, we illustrate this essential idea of string theory by starting with an ordinary piece of matter, an apple, and repeatedly
magnifying its structure to reveal its ingredients on ever smaller scales. String theory adds the new microscopic layer of a vibrating loop to the
previously known progression from atoms through protons, neutrons, electrons, and quarks.
Although it is by no means obvious, this simple replacement of point-particle material constituents with strings resolves the incompatibility between
quantum mechanics and general relativity (which, as currently formulated, cannot both be right). String theory thereby unravels the central Gordian
knot of contemporary theoretical physics. This is a tremendous achievement, but it is only part of the reason string theory has generated such
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