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(Editor's note: Round Table is a irregular feature in TLE which is dedicated to new, untested, “out-of-the-mainstream,” or provocative ideas and subjects which are likely of interest to SEG members.)
String theory is a branch of physics which attempts to merge gravity and quantum mechanics using the only tool available—advanced mathematics. The idea is to come up with a “theory of everything” to explain the behavior of the universe, from the unimaginably massive to the infinitesimally tiny. It tries to set the constants of physics and to explain the origins of time and space.