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Why Space Itself is Quantum in Nature - with Jim Baggott

Started by Unbeliever, May 16, 2019, 01:03:07 pm

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QuoteLoop quantum gravity aims to unify the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics, as explained by Jim Baggott.

Quantum gravity is the holy grail for modern theoretical physicists - a single structure that brings together the two great theories of the 20th century: quantum mechanics and general relativity. One widely-known solution is string theory, which emerged from particle physics. In this talk, Jim Baggott will describe the other approach known as Loop Quantum Gravity. This theory starts from general relativity, borrows many ideas and techniques from quantum mechanics, and predicts that space itself is quantum in nature.
"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti