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

Where does gravity come from?

  1. Nov 17, 2015 #1
    So I know that we can not explain why objects with mass attract other objects with mass but what is the current theory,I mean how science explains it?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 17, 2015 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    Welcome to PF!

    The best theory to date is General Relativity (GR). It describes gravity as a geometric property of spacetime where spacetime tells objects how to move and objects tell spacetime how to curve.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity

    However, there is a gap in understanding between GR and Quantum Mechanics (QM) that is an active research area. Many physicists are trying to unify the two into a more comprehensive Quantum Gravity theory.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_gravity
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Where does gravity come from?
Loading...