quantum gravity

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quantum gravity

[′kwän·təm ′grav·əd·ē]
(quantum mechanics)
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The apparently independent character of the metric field of GTR can be superseded either by a Machian restriction or modification of GTR that preserves its success at prediction and explanation of gravitational phenomena, or by a future quantum gravity theory that derives the large-scale structure of spacetime from non-space-presupposing relations among the basic material particles.
For Schwarzschild black holes [12, 14], the physical solutions for the absolute values of the frequencies can be used to analyze important properties and quantities, like the horizon area quantization, the area quanta number, the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy, and the number of microstates [21], that is, quantities which are considered fundamental to realize the underlying unitary quantum gravity theory.
Though the Air Force observations conveniently match some of the predictions of quantum gravity theory, all involved caution that convenience does not constitute scientific proof.

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