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The Monopole Affair (2003)
Ken Wharton
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This short story in the May 2003 issue of Analog by physicist Wharton includes references to the role of higher dimensions in string theory.

Contributed by Sarah-Marie Belcastro

References to string theory, but much more about physics than math (which gets a passing mention).

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Literary Quality:
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Categories:
GenreScience Fiction,
MotifHigher/Lower Dimensions,
TopicMathematical Physics,
MediumShort Stories,

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