Posted: Sep 02, 2010 8:10 pm
by twistor59
newolder wrote:Interesting development @Imperial wrote:Falsi able predictions in the fields of high-energy physics or cosmology are hard to come by, especially for ambitious attempts, such as string/M-theory, to accommodate all the fundamental interactions. In the field of quantum information theory, however, previous work has shown that the stringy black hole/qubit correspondence can reproduce well-known results in the classifi cation of two and three qubit entanglement. In this paper this correspondence has been taken one step further to predict new results in the less well-understood case of four-qubit entanglement that can in principle be tested in the laboratory.

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From the article:

Duff emphasized that this is only a test of string theory as it relates to quantum entanglement, not as a description of the fundamental physics of the universe. The battle over string theory as a theory of everything rages on.

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So as I read it, this is an application of some techniques developed for string theory to some completely different area of physics ? So it's not really a test of string theory as fundamental physics....