Can anyone answer some basic string theory questions for me?
The Veneziano Amplitude is celebrated for predicting the scattering amplitude of mesons and for practically giving birth to string theory. That makes me curious. Does the Veneziano Amplitude happen to calculate scattering amplitudes for both bosons and fermions?
Okay, calculations once showed that bosons exist in a Universe of 26 dimensions and then superstring theory said fermions live in ten. Are bosons now believed to be occupying these ten as well, and 26 is just a pre-compactication subtotal? Of course maybe they share M-Theory's 11 dimensions, I should instead ask? I know the question seems basic but string theory gets so weird part of me fears the answer is going to be that they live in separate 26-dimensional and 10-dimensional Universes. Brrr.