TED Conversations

Tiago Reiser

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

According to the General Theory of Relativity is there a minimum amount of mass required to curve the space-time?

i was reading an article about Einstein's work and this question came to my mind. I'm curious: Every particle curves the space-time? or it is required a minimum amount of mass to do it.

progress indicator
  • thumb
    Jul 10 2011: As far as general relativity goes every particle curves space-time. But general relativity deals with big a systems, mostly. because in small systems the effects produced are extremely small. But in general I think that's the big question is physics today. I mean unifying a theory about big systems and small systems, relativity and quantum theory.
  • thumb
    Jul 2 2011: there are no particles in general relativity. it is a continuum theory. on the flipside, quantum theories can't handle gravity too well.