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Edward Witten

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I wouldn't have thought that a wrong theory should lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes.

— Edward Witten

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As far as extra dimensions are concerned, very tiny extra dimensions wouldn't be perceived in everyday life, just as atoms aren't: we see many atoms together but we don't see atoms individually.

— Edward Witten

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As of now, string theorists have no explanation of why there are three large dimensions as well as time, and the other dimensions are microscopic. Proposals about that have been all over the map.

— Edward Witten

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Having those extra dimensions and therefore many ways the string can vibrate in many different directions turns out to be the key to being able to describe all the particles that we see.

— Edward Witten

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It's indeed surprising that replacing the elementary particle with a string leads to such a big change in things. I'm tempted to say that it has to do with the fuzziness it introduces.

— Edward Witten

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On the other hand, we don't understand the theory too completely, and because of this fuzziness of spacetime, the very concept of spacetime and spacetime dimensions isn't precisely defined.

— Edward Witten

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One of the basic things about a string is that it can vibrate in many different shapes or forms, which gives music its beauty.

— Edward Witten

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Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

— Edward Witten

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So when you ask me how string theory might be tested, I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested.

— Edward Witten

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Spreading out the particle into a string is a step in the direction of making everything we're familiar with fuzzy. You enter a completely new world where things aren't at all what you're used to.

— Edward Witten

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About Edward Witten

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This had implications for low-dimensional topology and led to quantum invariants such as the Witten–ReEdward Wittentikhin–Turaev invariants. He is the son of Lorraine (Wollach) Witten and Louis Witten a theoretical physicist specializing in gravitation and general relativity. With Gary Horowitz Philip Candelas and Andrew Strominger Witten showed how string theory can lead to realistic descriptions by compactifying the theory on a higher dimensional manifold known as Calabi–Yau manifolds.

Witten is a researcher in superstring theory a theory of quantum gravity supersymmetric quantum field theories and other areas of mathematical physics. He has made contributions in mathematics and helped bridge gaps between fundamental physics and other areas of mathematics.

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