Tag Info

New answers tagged

1

This is where virtual particles come into play. http://youtu.be/K6i-qE8AigE?t=3m23s Essentially you can think of these virtual particles as temporary photons as carriers that dont exactly behave ver well with conservation of energy. The field is full of these non-conservative carriers for a very brief instant as a function of the mass of the carrier ...


5

In quantum field theories, interactions are exerted by the exchange of a force carrier particle. For the electromagnetic force, this is the photon, for the strong force, the gluon and for the weak force, the W and Z bosons. All these force carrying particles have been observed. Now it is imagined, that if we are able to find a quantized version of gravity, ...


6

A graviton is a theorised particle (specifically a boson). It is said to be its own antiparticle. It has a special role in general relativity (being that the science is all about gravitation and the warping of space/time). In relation to your mention of string theory, it is said to be a closed string with a very low-frequency vibration. Closed strings are ...



Top 50 recent answers are included