Why Space Itself May Be Quantum in Nature - with Jim Baggott
Loop quantum gravity aims to unify the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics, as explained by Jim Baggott. Quantum gravity is the holy grail for modern theoretical physicists – a single structure that brings together the two great theories of the 20th century: quantum mechanics and general relativity. One widely-known solution is string theory, which emerged from particle physics. In this talk, Jim Baggott will describe the other approach known as Loop Quantum Gravity. This theory starts from general relativity, borrows many ideas and techniques from quantum mechanics, and predicts that space itself is quantum in nature.