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    Now could someone tell me why the graviton is assumed to be a Nuetral Boson when
    according to Randal / Sundrum and String M- theory it is the only truly higher multi dimensional CLOSED ended particle.
    Why classify its characteristics with the other OPEN ended particles bound to our mem(Brane) ??????

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    Why classify its characteristics with the other OPEN ended particles bound to our mem(Brane) ??????
    Which characteristics specifically are you referring to ?


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    From someone who knows very little about this. Aren't gravitons supposed to have spin = 2, which makes them bosons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLM View Post
    Now could someone tell me why the graviton is assumed to be a Nuetral Boson when
    according to Randal / Sundrum and String M- theory it is the only truly higher multi dimensional CLOSED ended particle.
    Why classify its characteristics with the other OPEN ended particles bound to our mem(Brane) ??????

    Any further info would be greatly appreciated.
    The most likely short answer is that the classification of gravitons predates the emergence of string theory. Maybe one day, should string theory enjoy some experimental confirmation, the classification might change in response.
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