Quantum Gravity

[Revised entry by Steven Weinstein and Dean Rickles on May 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Quantum Gravity, broadly construed, is a physical theory (still 'under construction')
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[Revised entry by Steven Weinstein and Dean Rickles on May 27, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Quantum Gravity, broadly construed, is a physical theory (still 'under construction') incorporating both the principles of general relativity and quantum theory. Such a theory is expected to be able to provide a satisfactory description of the microstructure of spacetime at the so-called Planck scale, at which all fundamental constants of the ingredient theories, c (the velocity of light in vacuo), ℏ (the reduced Planck's constant),...

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