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Dear Dr Bee: Can LIGO’s gravitational wave detection tell us something about quantum gravity?

17 Feb 2016, 05:52 UTC
Dear Dr Bee: Can LIGO’s gravitational wave detection tell us something about quantum gravity?
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“I was hoping you could comment on the connection between gravitational waves and gravitational quanta. From what I gather, the observation of gravitational waves at LIGO do not really tell us anything about the existence or properties of gravitons. Why should this be the case?” ~ Bobak Hashemi“Can LIGO provide any experimental signature of quantum gravity?”~ Ervin Goldfain“Is gravity wave observation likely to contribute to [quantum] gravity? Or is it unlikely to be sensitive enough?” ~ Clayton CoffmanIt’s a question that many of you asked, and I have an answers for you over at Forbes! Though it comes down to “don’t get your hopes up too high.” (Sorry for the extra click, it’s my monthly contribution to Starts With a Bang. You can leave comments here instead.)

“I was hoping you could comment on the connection between gravitational waves and gravitational quanta. From what I gather, the observation of gravitational waves at LIGO do not really tell us anything about the existence or properties of gravitons. Why should this be the case?” ~ Bobak Hashemi“Can LIGO provide any experimental signature of quantum gravity?”~ Ervin Goldfain“Is gravity wave observation likely to contribute to [quantum] gravity? Or is it unlikely to be sensitive ...

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