A Method for Detecting Quantum Gravity Effects? Interesting….

BBC News is trumpeting1 an article just published in Nature Physics describing a method for performing gravity-resonance-spectroscopy2. This work builds upon work published in 2002 involving the motion of slow-moving neutrons3, and may actually provide a method for discovering and studying axions4.


1. Jason Palmer “Neutrons could test Newton’s gravity and string theory”, BBC Online, 17 April 2011.
2. Tobias Jenke et al. “Realization of a gravity-resonance-spectroscopy technique”, Nature Physics (17 April 2011) | doi:10.1038/nphys1970
3. Valery V. Nesvizhevsky et al. “Quantum states of neutrons in the Earth’s gravitational field”Nature 415, 297-299 (17 January 2002) | doi:10.1038/415297a
4. “Axion”, Wikipedia.

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About Glen Mark Martin

MCSE-Messaging. Exchange Administrator at the University of Texas at Austin. Unrepentant armchair physicist.
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