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From the Ted Talk "Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory"

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In the year 1919, a virtually unknown German mathematician, named Theodor Kaluza _________ a very bold and, in some ways, a very bizarre idea. He proposed that our ________ might actually have more than the three dimensions that we are all aware of. That is in addition to left, right, back, forth and up, down, Kaluza proposed that there might be __________ dimensions of _____ that for some reason we don't yet see. Now, when someone makes a ____ and _______ idea, sometimes that's all it is — bold and bizarre, but it has nothing to do with the world around us. This particular idea, however — although we don't yet know whether it's right or wrong, and at the end I'll discuss experiments which, in the next few years, may tell us whether it's right or wrong — this idea has had a _____ impact on physics in the last century and continues to inform a lot of cutting-edge research.

Solution

  1. suggested
  2. major
  3. bold
  4. space
  5. universe
  6. bizarre
  7. additional

Original Text

In the year 1919, a virtually unknown German mathematician, named Theodor Kaluza suggested a very bold and, in some ways, a very bizarre idea. He proposed that our universe might actually have more than the three dimensions that we are all aware of. That is in addition to left, right, back, forth and up, down, Kaluza proposed that there might be additional dimensions of space that for some reason we don't yet see. Now, when someone makes a bold and bizarre idea, sometimes that's all it is — bold and bizarre, but it has nothing to do with the world around us. This particular idea, however — although we don't yet know whether it's right or wrong, and at the end I'll discuss experiments which, in the next few years, may tell us whether it's right or wrong — this idea has had a major impact on physics in the last century and continues to inform a lot of cutting-edge research.

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collocation frequency
extra dimensions 21
string theory 11
superstring theory 4
electromagnetic force 4
vibrational patterns 3
unified theory 3

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