Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Unified field theory?

  1. Sep 10, 2008 #1
    People say that general relativity and quantum mechanics is not yet combined...i have a doubt,photon is the origin of quantum mechanics and light(photons) is bent by heavy mass and is the origin of general relativity...so this is the relation between quantum mechanics and general relativity..i dont know what other relations are we searching for? Or am i missing something?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 11, 2008 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    In general quantum theory is about things which are very small, while gen. rel. is about things which are very massive. When they are needed at the same time, such as inside a black hole or at the big bang, details of the mathematical results are contradictory.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?