Why are general relativity and quantum mechanics incompatible?
General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics:
The General Theory of Relativity (GR) is the prevailing theory of gravity, applicable at the heaviest and largest scales, which, in a nutshell, states that gravity is a manifestation of space time being warped by the presence of matter and energy. Quantum mechanics (QM) on the other hand, deals with the small, such as elementary particles, and is the theory of the other fundamental forces of nature: the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and the electromagnetic force. In it, the energy states of particles are said to be discrete and quantized.
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Both theories work very well in their respective domains of influence. However, certain regions in the universe, such as the center of a black hole or...
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