Is Gravity Linked to Quantum Entanglement?

In summary, Space/time entanglement is a phenomenon in quantum physics where two or more particles become connected in such a way that the state of one particle can be determined by the state of the other particle, regardless of the distance between them. This connection exists even if the particles are separated by vast distances, making it seem like they are "entangled" in space and time. Space/time entanglement occurs when two particles interact in a way that causes their states to become correlated, and it has many potential applications in fields such as quantum computing, cryptography, and teleportation. It has been observed in multiple experiments, but it does not violate the speed of light and any changes in one particle's state will only be observed once the other particle
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This may sound silly and completely wrong but:

Could space/time and gravity be due to entanglement of atoms all pulling on each other? and the same theory for dark matter? This would also suggest why some stars have greater gravitation due to the nuclear fusion which may cause more entanglement.
 
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Sounds like word salad to me. Also, please be aware that personal theories are not welcome on PF. Thread locked. Do not repost it.

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I appreciate your curiosity and willingness to explore different theories. However, the concept of space/time entanglement as the cause of gravity and dark matter is not supported by current scientific understanding.

First, entanglement is a quantum phenomenon that occurs at the subatomic level, where particles become correlated and share information with each other regardless of distance. It is not applicable to larger scale phenomena like gravity and dark matter.

Second, the current understanding of gravity is based on Einstein's theory of general relativity, which describes gravity as the curvature of space-time caused by the presence of mass and energy. This theory has been extensively tested and confirmed through various experiments.

Similarly, dark matter is a well-studied concept in astrophysics, with evidence from observations of the rotation of galaxies and gravitational lensing. It is believed to be made up of particles that do not interact with light, hence the term "dark." While the exact nature of dark matter is still a subject of research, it is not explained by entanglement.

In summary, while your theory is interesting, it does not align with current scientific understanding and evidence. As scientists, it is important to base our theories on solid evidence and continue to explore and test them through rigorous research.
 

Related to Is Gravity Linked to Quantum Entanglement?

What is space/time entanglement?

Space/time entanglement is a phenomenon in quantum physics where two or more particles become connected in such a way that the state of one particle can be determined by the state of the other particle, regardless of the distance between them. This connection exists even if the particles are separated by vast distances, making it seem like they are "entangled" in space and time.

How does space/time entanglement occur?

Space/time entanglement occurs when two particles interact in a way that causes their states to become correlated. This can happen through various processes, such as through the emission of photons or through collisions. Once entangled, the particles will remain connected regardless of how far apart they are.

What are the potential applications of space/time entanglement?

Space/time entanglement has many potential applications in fields such as quantum computing, cryptography, and teleportation. By harnessing the entanglement between particles, scientists can create secure communication channels and potentially even teleport information or objects between two entangled particles.

Can space/time entanglement be observed?

Yes, space/time entanglement has been observed in multiple experiments. One of the most famous examples is the EPR (Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen) paradox, where two entangled particles were shown to have correlated states even when separated by large distances. Other experiments have also demonstrated the existence of space/time entanglement.

Is space/time entanglement instantaneous?

Although space/time entanglement may seem to suggest instantaneous communication or action, it does not violate the speed of light. The entangled particles may appear to communicate instantaneously, but in reality, there is no exchange of information between them. Any changes in one particle's state will only be observed once the other particle is measured, and this will still occur at the speed of light.

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