Web Archive Opens a New Realm of Research

May 1, 2001

Lubos Motl, an undergraduate physics student at Charles University in Prague, was not feeling very cheerful over the Christmas holidays in 1996. His family was shaken by instability, he was suffering chronic stomach pain and he had just been hospitalized after a serious accident at home. And no one at the university knew much about his scientific passion, a highly abstract and mathematical area of physics called string theory.