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Brian Greene
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Superstring

This is a tiny, one-dimensional object whose vibrational patterns make up a physical particle.

Institute for Advanced Study

Located in Princeton, this institute is the premier place for physicists to research. Einstein worked here, as did Greene, Aspinwall, and Morrison when they discovered flop-transitions.

Antimatter

This substance has the same gravitational properties as matter, but an opposite electric charge and force charge.

Atom

Composed of a nucleus and electrons, this is the fundamental building block of all matter.

Black Hole

This object is a point in space with huge gravitational force. Even light may cannot escape after crossing this object's "event horizon".

Dimension

This is a direction in space or space-time, for example, left-right, up-down, and back-forth.

Calabi-Yau Space

This is a six-dimensional shape with curled-up spatial dimensions.

Graviton

This is the messenger particle and the smallest possible unit of energy for the gravitational force.

Nucleus

This...

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