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Quantum of gravity

  1. Feb 1, 2008 #1
    Hi all,
    I am not very good in quantum mechanics but i suppose everything is quantized in QM. Then does gravity have some basic quantum (like photons for light)?
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2008 #2

    jtbell

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    At the present time, there is no generally-accepted quantum theory of gravity, so it is not possible to answer this question for sure. It is an active field of theoretical research, but so far there is no definitive conclusion.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2008 #3

    LURCH

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    However, you might want to try looking up the word "graviton".
     
  5. Feb 2, 2008 #4

    jtbell

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    My understanding is that the graviton is a rather speculative object.. if there were a quantum theory of gravity, it would probably have an object that people call (in advance) a graviton.
     
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