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A scientist’s crisis of faith

Physics has lost its way argues a prominent German scientist

By Philip Ball   August 2018
String theory is a fashionable theory but unprovable

String theory is a fashionable theory but unprovable

Sabine Hossenfelder is no stranger to trouble and controversy. A theoretical physicist and widely read blogger, she was once described by Roger Penrose as that German woman “who makes rude comments about other people’s theories.” Here she has rude things to say about what she perceives as the way some of her peers lose themselves down mathematical wormholes, concocting ideas such as string theory, supersymmetry and the cosmic multiverse that have no experimental support, and…

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