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Re: No Such Thing As A "Graviton"

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Posted by Alexander Panin/">Alexander Panin on October 18, 1999 23:58:11 UTC

: : I suggest that there is no such thing as a "Graviton". : Gravity is not propagated by particles, but must rather be a "tidal force" resulting from a curvature of space-time.

There is a graviton, a massless fundamental particle with spin 2 moving with the speed of light. It actually is two ways to describe the same phenomenon - gravity (model of bent space versus model of quantum gravity). String theory naturally unifies and equates gravity with ALL other known forces. It says that all interactions are carried by fundamental particles like gravitons and gluons, and all particles are just tiny loops of space itself. So, it is the same things - gravitons and bent dpace propagating with the speed of light (all massless particles moves with the same speed - speed of light).

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