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What are the Conflicting Predictions of General Relativity & Quantum Mechanics? [duplicate]

I see a lot of questions in various sites about why the 2 theories are or aren't incompatible, I'm satisfied as to why that's the case. However it has been mentioned that both theories make ...
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Is the reason we haven't fully combined GR and QM purely mathematical (rather than conceptual or empirical)? [duplicate]

I am not a physicist. For as long as I can remember, I've been told that the main problem in physics is to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into a single theory. I once heard someone ...
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Incompatibility of GR and QM [duplicate]

I am told that the theories of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are fundamentally incompatible... Why is that? Someone explained that it had to do with the fact that quantum particles such As ...
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What is it exactly that conflicts when trying to unify all 4 fundamental forces? [duplicate]

Everyone knows that there are 4 fundamental forces: Gravity Electromagnetic Weak Strong At school and university you're taught that no one has been able to unify these 4 fources. However, not a ...
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Mathematically show that Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are inconsistent [duplicate]

I've read paragraphs all over the internet about why they don't fit in. But, if possible, can someone please give me the mathematics of the inconsistency? Mathematically show what happens when the ...
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Why does general relativity need space to be continuous? [duplicate]

http://www.askamathematician.com/2009/12/q-howwhy-are-quantum-mechanics-and-relativity-incompatible/ So I was reading this article because I'm new to this stuff and don't quite understand the ways in ...
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What does it mean when it is said that “General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are incompatible”? [duplicate]

In many of the pop-science-y documentaries on theoretical physics I often hear the statement: "General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are incompatible" Some googling tells me that "General ...
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why does quantumn theory not reconcile itself with general relativity [duplicate]

Why has there not been a resolution in the gravitational effect between the two? It seems that quantum theory and Einstein disagree.
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Why is quantising gravity so difficult? [duplicate]

Since gravity is so similar with the Yang-Mills theory, the Christoffel connection is the gauge potential, the Riemann curvature is the field strength, then why is quantising gravity so difficult when ...
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Why do some people claim that quantum physics and General relativity theory will never get along? [duplicate]

As far as I know quantum physics and General relativity theory get along. So Why do some people claim that quantum physics and General relativity theory will never get along? Mathematically, What is ...
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Spacetime as an independent yet interacting frame of reference for QM. Looking.for papers [duplicate]

We know that GR and QM are both valid and verified and yet for some reason they just don't want to go together. We say QM describes the microscopic while GR describes the macroscopic. I was thinking ...
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What is the result that that differs by many orders of magnitude between QM and GR? [duplicate]

It is well known that QM and GR are deemed incompatible due to a discrepancy in some calculations which I have read can differ by large magnitudes. What are these calculations to which people are ...
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General relativity && quantum mechanics “incompatibillity” [duplicate]

Now this may be utterly weird layman-physics-question, but anyways... I have read recently following: "The fundamental universe laws are everywhere the same. It's just that the manifestation (!) of (...
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What is an example of a situation where Quantum Mechanics and Relativity do not work together? [duplicate]

I've learned special relativity in school last semester, and this semester we began learning about Quantum Mechanics, and my teacher told us that there was a Relativistic Schrodinger equation. I was ...
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What equations of general relativity and quantum mechanics are we trying to unify? [duplicate]

In other words, what equations hold the most promise in this endeavour? Are we all looking at the same equations or is this pursuit subjective?

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