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Spacetime proven or is the Graviton still alive?

  1. May 4, 2010 #1

    jaketodd

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    Has the interlinking of space and time been proven? If so, how?

    Is there any hope left for the graviton?
     
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  3. May 4, 2010 #2

    Dale

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    Why would you think they are mutually exclusive?

    Spacetime (SR) has been well verified experimentally, but even classical gravity waves are below the threshold of detection, let alone gravitons.
     
  4. May 4, 2010 #3

    jaketodd

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    So the graviton is thought to warp space and time just like the warping of spacetime?
     
  5. May 4, 2010 #4
    Any time you quantize a continuous field, particles pop out of the math. It applies to pseudo-particles like electron density waves. Certainly applies to gravity too. If QM works with gravity at all, you "get" gravitons.
     
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