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Photon flies close to the sun

  1. Jul 21, 2010 #1
    In classical general relativity it is known that angle of deflection is proportional to radius-1 from the center of the sun. If radius is large, this angle is very small, what happens already at the radius of the sun.
    But what happens to this photon, when we include quantum gravity (QG)? I know that quantum gravity is unfinished theory. But what are the main the most simple QG approaches to the above example and where the problems arise?
    regards
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
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  3. Jul 23, 2010 #2
    I suspect, if if the smallest lenght exists, also the smallest angle of deflection of light exists.
    If a photon gives small momentum, its location is additionaly blurred.
    Because of its own momentum, its locations is primary blurred.
     
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