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Quantum Mechanics after the detection of Gravitational Waves

No more than the observation of light waves disproves quantum mechanics. Light has properties of both a particle and a wave. At low energies, the particle nature of light is hard to detect: radio ...
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Quantum Mechanics after the detection of Gravitational Waves

The impact of this measurement on the status of quantum gravitation is exactly zero. The proper statement of the incompatibility of general relativity and quantum mechanics is that the quantum field ...
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Quantum Mechanics after the detection of Gravitational Waves

Another question, how can we identify the ripple's origin (let's say that if it's the result from the big bang or another big event)? (I'm just answering this part of the question, as James has ...
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Quantum Mechanics after the detection of Gravitational Waves

At the announcement press conference (2/11/2016), Kip Thorne said that the detection puts an upper limit on the rest mass of the graviton. They determined this limit by looking at distortions of the ...
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Can a change in the density of interstellar and intergalactic quantum fields affect the Redshift of photons?

No. Or at least such an effect has never been observed, neither in the locality of the Earth or in light detected from distant sources. If a photon has an interaction with a quantum field (such as ...
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Is a Gravastar with no horizon with ultracompact and extreme density possible?

Of course unknown "strange Quantum Effects" could do anything, but this letter (Did LIGO detect black holes or gravastars?) reports calculations which suggest that at least one of the LIGO ...
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Black Hole / Hawking Radiation: Why only capture anti-particle?

First, I'd like to point out and commend @user83692435's reply which came first and is correct. Expanding on it: The image of a virtual particle/anti-particle pair being created and then one of the ...
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Higgs Bosons in the centre of Black holes or extremely large stars

No. That's not what a black hole is. A black hole is a vacuum solution to general relativity. In other words a black hole is just mass, without a "thing" left to be massive. The mass is collapsed to a ...
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Quantum Mechanics after the detection of Gravitational Waves

Though the twin discovery of Gravitational Waves and Black Hole merger might not affect directly the status of QM it might indirectly bring new "surprises" For example, in this link: http://news....
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Higgs Bosons in the centre of Black holes or extremely large stars

With the discovery of the Higgs Boson as the mass carrier, what is the possibility at the centre of a black hole being so dense and gravity so infinite that the structure of a proton or neutron ...
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Black Hole / Hawking Radiation: Why only capture anti-particle?

This explanation of Hawking radiation as virtual particles forming and one particle falling into black hole is an incomplete one. Stephen Hawking originally imagined a path from distant past to ...
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