The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest For… Setting & Symbolism

Brian Greene
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Superstring

A superstring is a tiny, one-dimensional string whose vibrational patterns make up everything in existence.

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

Has the same gravitational properties as matter, but an opposite electric charge and force charge.

Atom

Composed of a nucleus and electrons. The atom is the fundamental building block of everything.

Black Hole

A point in space with huge gravitational force. Even light may not be able to escape after crossing a black hold's event horizon.

Dimension

A direction in space or spacetime. The three most familiar dimensions are left-right, up-down, and back-forth.

Calabi-Yau Space

A six-dimensional shape with curled-up spatial dimensions.

Graviton

The smallest possible bit of gravitational force.

Nucleus

Core of an atom made up of protons and neutrons...

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