## A quick overview of String Theory

String theory is an active research framework in particle physics that attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity. It is a contender for a theory of everything (TOE), a self-contained mathematical model that describes all fundamental forces and forms of matter. String theory posits that the elementary particles (i.e., electrons and quarks) within an atom are not 0-dimensional objects, but rather 1-dimensional oscillating lines ("strings").

To the right, I have placed a quick video explaining why String Theory has come into existence and what scientists hope it will accomplish.

**Why should you care about String Theory?** Because, if this is proven true it will essentially mean it's what makes up every existing thing that we know.. Including yourself!