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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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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 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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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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Combining gravity with other forces [duplicate]

We all know we have 4 fundamental forces, and among them we can combine 3 forces but not gravity as in Standard model and some other. But force is something we can measure, as Einstein told us in ...
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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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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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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 formally means when physicists say “relativity theory is inconsistent with quantum theory”? [duplicate]

I hear this sentence sometimes: "quantum theory is inconsistent with relativity theory". Is it possible to interpret this really in a formal system logically? I tried to understand the term &...
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Why graviton theory fails? [duplicate]

What are the different reasons why theory of gravity mediated through gravitons fails?

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