Also of interest is the recent application of string theory to the physics being done at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), where string theory permits some calculations that would otherwise be intractable. The idea at RHIC is to better understand the strong force that binds together the elements of a nucleon, and 2007 may see the theoretical advances of string theory inform the experimental results from RHIC.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Maybe Lisa Randall was just paying me back a few karma points for linking my masses of readers to her online interview. Or not. In any case, here she is touting the virtues of science at RHIC in a Seed magazine piece on "The Vanguard of Science":