Gravitons are particles believed to be the cause of gravity but can anyone tell me their principle and how they work
I can take a shot at answering this one at least.Also if someone could elaborate on how extra dimensions come into play concerning gravity then it would be appreciated.
PS. I am a high school student studying Physics.
We may be able to detect quantized gravity using gravity wave telescopes. As two huge objects get closer and closer to each other, general relatively predicts a smooth transition, no energy levels. If gravity is quantized, then there should be discrepancies at the last instant of a black hole merger. They should only be able to radiate gravitational energy away in packets, so the transition would not be smooth.As gravitons are currently hypothetical, how might they be discovered?.
The notion of gravity as a force is where the problem arises. According to Einstein, gravity is not a force. It is merely the curvature of spacetime in the presence of mass. The fact all bodies fall at the same rate in a gravitational field illustrates this point. Were gravity a force, heavy objects would fall proportionately faster than light objects in a gravitational field.
There is no need for a carrier particle [graviton] to convey a force where none exists.