Talk:History of string theory

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Leaving out the Indians?[edit]

Why is there nothing here about Ashoke Sen, who discovered string theory independently of Westerners? R. Robinson 14:47, 05 March 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

String theory: built from[edit]

The origin tells only why string theory was created. What where the methods drawn from to do so? Hyacinth 05:29, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

has an exponentially large number[edit]

what should that be????? --Philtime (talk) 20:57, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Finite at all orders[edit]

When was it realised that string theory was finite? Did this predate the first string theory revolution? --Michael C. Price talk 19:11, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Needs strengthening early on[edit]

This article needs a fuller introduction of the context, such as early 20th-century work by Einstein and Theodor Kaluza, as presented in the History section of the main string theory article. See also this TED talk by Brian Greene.[1] I'm not up to the task. Earthlyreason (talk) 08:37, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Michio Kaku[edit] Considering that, should he maybe be mentioned in the block spanning 1974? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:59, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Funny, I always wondered what Kaku's credentials were. While he's clearly published a lot, nothing there jumps out at me as the same level of notability as what is being presented in the article. Was there something in particular you felt was notable and missing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:39, 23 December 2016 (UTC)


Shouldn't this page include at least some mention of the controversy surrounding certain aspects of string theory?

If it's notable, and relevant to the history. If it has no historical component, then it would be more appropriate for the string theory article itself.

Extra dimensions[edit]

Article isn't really clear on when extra dimensions were added and why. Was it part of the original string formulation? Was it added with SUSY or before? Yeah. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:30, 23 December 2016 (UTC)