Thursday, 27 March 2008

String theorists hope to classify the cosmos

Physicists' search for a theory of everything is entering territory more familiar to biologists: taxonomy. A small team of theorists is meeting in Tucson, Arizona, in April to discuss how to classify the billions upon billions of different possible universes created by string theory, which describes fundamental particles and forces as vibrating strings. Read the full article by Geoff Brumfield at