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M ar 2 00 6 String theory and the crisis in particle physics

  title={M ar 2 00 6 String theory and the crisis in particle physics},
  author={Bert Schroer Cbpf},
In the first section the history of string theory starting from its Smatrix bootstrap predecessor up to Susskind’s recent book is critically reviewed. The aim is to understand its amazing popularity which starkly constrasts its fleeting physical content. A partial answer can be obtained from the hegemonic ideological stance which some of its defenders use to present and defend it. The second section presents many arguments showing that the main tenet of string theory which culminated in the… Expand
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