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Name: Alon
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: Israel
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Date: 4/5/2005


Question:
If gravitons can be described as both wave and particle by wave-particle duality, then can "gravitons" be described as quantum-wave functions? Not ripples in space-time curvature that travel at speed "c", but wave functions that have an associated non-locality aspect?


Replies:
While outside of my sphere of expertise, my readings on the subject of gravity suggests to me that the answer is: No one knows, because there is no quantum theory of gravity. That nothing can travel faster than "c" -- there seems to be broad agreement on that -- the details of what the wave function of a gravitational field might look like is much less clear. Wish I could be more help.

Vince Calder



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