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Quantum space

QUESTION: What is quantum space?


Quantum space is the space where quantum effects predominate and can be thought of as a sort of granularity of space. The size of the 'granules' is determined by what is known as the Planck length.

This is the scale at which classical ideas about gravity and space-time cease to be valid, and quantum effects dominate. This is the 'quantum of length', the smallest measurement of length with any meaning.
Its value is determined by the equation:

Planck length = [G x h/2pc3]1/2

It has a value of 1.61 x 10-35 m

It is unlikely that the granularity of space will be observed except by the emission of bursts of high energy gamma radiation passing through from cosmological objects such as quasars.
© Keith Gibbs 2011