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Quantum chromodynamics and gravity

  1. May 27, 2004 #1
    A graviton is supposedly massless and has spin 2.
    But these characteristics of the graviton come from quantum mechanics
    in which it is assumed that the graviton does not interact with other
    force carrying particles.Is it possible that a graviton has a colour
    charge for example, and interacts with gluons - a graviton is expected
    to have very little energy and it would not interfere noticeably with
    the mathematics of
    quantum chromodynamics theory, but would the colour force have a
    significant effect on gravity? Could the force of gravity be so weak
    compared to the other
    field forces because gluons take energy from gravitons? Because dark
    energy accounts for most of the mass of the universe this would mean
    that the colour
    force would have to be associated with dark energy.Is this a
    ridiculous idea or something that is reasonably possible?
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