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Merging the strong force with the gravitational force

  1. Oct 24, 2013 #1
    has anyone tried to merge gravity and the strong force mathematically?

    The two seem very compatible--the gloun is the only vector boson capable of causing a force to be applied between two similarly charged objects.

    Isn't it likely that there is some kind of gluonic field, which behaves similarly to virtual photons in an electromagnetic field, which would basically be gravitation?

    it would explain why gravity is so weak too, since the strong force is the most powerful force at 10^-15 meters, but then falls off exponentially. However it is still non zero, and the negative rate of change of the exponential decreases. But if you integrated the strength of the strong force with respect to distance across the mass of the system, then i could see the small components of the strong force adding up and resembling the gravitational pull of a system. it seems like a complicated calculation though.

    Just curious if this is being considered at all or if it has been disproven.
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  3. Oct 24, 2013 #2


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    The Weinberg-Witten theorem puts strong constraints on the graviton being "emergent" from another relativistic quantum field theory (but things like Sakharov's induced gravity are not ruled out by the Weinberg-Witten theorem). The graviton and something like QCD are unified by string theory which evades the Weinberg-Witten theorem.
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