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## Articles

Popular summaries by leading theoretical physicists- Theory of Everything | Michael DuffNew Scientist magazine provides an introduction to ultimate theories
- Universe on a String | Edward WittenA brief survey of string theory, written by one of its foremost pioneers

- Theory of Everything | Michael Duff
## Blogs

Regular thoughts, observations and rants from a variety of quarters- Cosmic Variance | Group BlogA focus on cosmology and astrophysics, but dashings of particle physics as well. Contributors include Sean Carroll.
- Not Even Wrong | Peter WoitMathematical physics and why there is little good in string theory
- Of Particular Significance | Matt StrasslerExcellent introduction to particle physics theory and particularly phenomenology
- The Reference Frame | Lubos MotlIn the uniquely Lubos style, controversial and trenchant views on string theory, science and politics

- Cosmic Variance | Group Blog
## Books

Popular science volumes exploring string theory and modern physics- The Elegant Universe | Brian GreeneAward winning and classic exposition of string theory for a lay audience
- The Hidden Reality | Brian GreenePerspectives on the fabric of spacetime with reference to strings
- The Road to Reality | Roger PenroseComprehensive treatment of modern physics, not for the faint hearted!
- The Trouble With Physics | Lee SmolinA critique of string theory, exploring the sociology of science
- Three Roads to Quantum Gravity | Lee SmolinClear and optimistic overview of current research efforts
- Why String Theory? | Joseph ConlonThe book of the website: Why String Theory?

- The Elegant Universe | Brian Greene
## Learning Tools

Advice and resources for pursuing string theory more seriously- A First Course in String Theory | Barton ZwiebachRemarkably accessible textbook requiring only limited mathematical experience
- How to Become a Bad Theoretical Physicist | Gerard 't HooftWhat not to do in the world of scientific research
- How to Become a Good Theoretical Physicist | Gerard 't HooftThoughts from one of the great theorists of the last fifty years

- A First Course in String Theory | Barton Zwiebach
## Media

- Scale of the UniverseA beautiful way to visualise just how small strings are.
- The Universe on a String | Brian GreeneIn this TED talk Brian Greene explains string theory in 20 minutes.

- Scale of the Universe
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## UK Research Groups

The people working on String Theory right now!- Cambridge High Energy Physics GroupCambridge University research group with an interest in string theory
- Durham String Theory and Gravity GroupDurham University research group focussing on phenomenology and cosmology
- Edinburgh Mathematical Physics GroupEdinburgh University research group with a broad focus including strings
- Imperial String Theory and M-theory GroupImperial College London group at the cutting edge of string research
- Oxford String Theory GroupPrestigious string theory research group at Oxford University
- Queen Mary Centre for Research in String TheoryLarge research group at Queen Mary, University of London

- Cambridge High Energy Physics Group