A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

by

Stephen Hawking

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The gravity force-carrying particle with spin 2.
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Graviton Term Timeline in A Brief History of Time

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Chapter 5
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...earth, can create a large overall gravitational force. A particle of spin 2 called the graviton carries this force. Because it has no mass, the graviton can travel great distances. Although... (full context)
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Another class is the electromagnetic force. This affects only electrically-charged particles like electrons, but not gravitons. It is much stronger than gravity, and comes in the form of positive or negative... (full context)
Chapter 11
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In the 1970s, a possible solution was offered, called supergravity. It combined the graviton, the gravity wave-carrying particle, with other particles with different spin. These were all considered different... (full context)
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...strings. Gravity passing from the sun to the earth would previously be seen as a graviton passing from one to the other. String theory creates an H-shaped pipe, where the vertical... (full context)