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If a graviton was existant, then it would be infinitely fast, as gravity is felt instantly as an object is created. With infinite speed a graviton could escape the event horizon with no difficulty. Also, the graviton is essentially a representation of spacetime curvature in particle form, so is not affected by gravity


the black hole shrinks due to negative energy of the particle it absorbs when the other particle escapes but it does not matter whether or not it was the matter of the antimatter that was absorbed. For a virtual pair to become real particles, lets take an e+e- pair, energy must be provided by an energy source. In the simple pair creation by a real ...


Found this interesting read on this website: "In a classical point of view, this question is based on an incorrect picture of gravity. Gravity is just the manifestation of spacetime curvature, and a black hole is just a certain very steep puckering that captures anything that comes too closely. Ripples in the curvature travel along in small undulatory packs ...


As i see it a gravitons would interfere if gravity waves interfere. And I certainly think that a gravity wave would interfere. I guess that they are transverse waves that can interfere like any other waves.


You first ask whether there could be interference effects between virtual gravitons. Assuming something like the standard theory for particle interactions (quantum field theory) would apply to a quantum theory of gravitons, there would indeed be interference between virtual gravitons. The total probability of a scattering event involving gravitons, say ...


Question 1. Can virtual particles, in particular gravitons, interfere? Gravitons are the hypothetical carriers of gravity, corresponding to the photon for electromagnetism, with a very weak coupling to matter in comparison to all other forces: With the strong force coupling at 1, the electromagnetic is at 1/137 , the weak 10^-6, the gravitational ...

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