Quantum physics is weird. As soon as you think you understand it, you find five more reasons you don't. Take this, for example: the Standard Model of quantum physics says that everything is made up of elementary particles, including things like quarks, electrons, and protons. But string theory says nope, not quite. All of these different particles? They're just strings, each vibrating in their own way. That might sound like it adds unnecessary complexity, but it could solve a problem that has plagued quantum physics for decades.
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Written by Ashley Hamer April 12, 2017 / Updated: February 9, 2018
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