String theory: Is dark energy even allowed?

Vienna, Austria (SPX) Oct 10, 2018

In string theory, a paradigm shift could be imminent. In June, a team of string theorists from Harvard and Caltech published a conjecture which sounded revolutionary: String theory is said to be fundamentally incompatible with our current understanding of “dark energy” – but only with “dark energy” can we explain the accelerated expansion of our current universe.

Timm Wrase of the Vienna U
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