Did experiment really prove Einstein General relativity as the ultimate definition of what is Gravity?
- RaymondLv 46 months agoFavorite Answer
General relativity is a great model for predicting a describing most scenarios in the universe. However, it breaks down or doesn't work for very extreme situations such as gravity on a microscopic scale. Singularities such as those in black holes and from the big bang event are not well understood using general relativity. In order to take into account these quantum situations, there needs to be a bigger and better model that combines general relativity and quantum physics, a quantum theory of gravity. A model or theory that supersedes the previous model needs to describe and explain everything that the old one does and more.
- Jeffrey KLv 66 months ago
General relativity agrees with all experiments ever done. But it is not a quantum theory, so we know it is not the ultimate theory. It doesn't work at the singularity of a black hole.
- Markus ImhofLv 76 months ago
Experiments can't "prove" anything - and this also isn't how science works. But so far, no experiment has been able to falsify (i.e. disprove) General Relativity.
- DixonLv 76 months ago
For experiment it is so far perfect. But for theory we already know our model breaks down in singularities, ie black hole centers and the event at the start of the universe.
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- L. E. GantLv 76 months ago
Remove "ultimate"... it's currently the best definition we have.