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A new equation might finally unite the two biggest theories in physics, claims a physicist. Can general relativity and quantum mechanics be reconciled?

A new equation might finally unite the two biggest theories in physics, claims a physicist. Can general relativity and quantum mechanics be reconciled?
  • Yes, general relativity and quantum mechanics will be recociled.

    The disconnect between the two leading theories in physics will someday be reconciled, even if this new equation is not the answer. The fact is, quantum mechanics has been a theoretical branch of physics with very little ability to actually test particle movements until only recently. But now with the Hadron collider in Geneva, Switzerland, scientists now have the ability to put their theories to test.

  • Yes, because they already are.

    Quantum mechanics already describes in microcosm how the theory of general relativity works. Rather than existing as competing theories, quantum mechanics is growing out of Einstein's work explaining the nature of matter and energy, making quantum physics both subset and an umbrella for Einstein's proofs. Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 assumes that his theories operate on a quantum level first.

  • Yes, general relativity and quantum mechanics can be unified into a common understanding.

    Everything in the universe is connected and the key to unification is to find the commonality among seemingly different concepts. Using the idea of a wormhole, physicists can connect the concepts of gravity and quantum mechanics. This connection links together general relativity to quantum mechanics and can show that these two theories essentially describe the same thing.

  • I'd need to see a lot more proof

    It's easy to say things and get them published online, it's quite another to actually do the work. Once I actually see this equation and it gets reviewed by the people who do this sort of thing for a living, only then will I believe that it's possible. If true, this is huge news.


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