theory of gravity

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(physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

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In November 1915, Einstein used his new theory of gravity to calculate Mercury's orbit and found that it explained the discrepancy precisely, a key argument for convincing other physicists that his theory was correct.
2, have given rise to a new critical test of the quantum theory of gravity, reported herein, namely an orientation dependent effect, which directly tests the modified Schrodinger equation which includes the effects of the dynamical space.
LQG is relatively less ambitious, in the sense that it primarily aims to be a consistent theory of gravity without trying to achieve any grand unification of sorts.
While Newton's theory of gravity is mostly good enough to describe the motions of the solar system, it is around very dense objects like pulsars and black holes that general relativity becomes indispensable.
Constantinos Skordis on "Theories and Models of the Dark Sector: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Gravity (TheMoDS)" tests the assumptions of the governing theory of gravity, Einstein's General Relativity: asking whether it holds all the answers.
Rezzolla said that Einstein's general theory of relativity is the best theory of gravity we know, but it is not the only one; he added that they will use these observations to find out if black holes, one of the most cherished astrophysical objects, exist or not, asserting that finally, they have the opportunity to test gravity in a regime that until recently belonged to the realm of science fiction; it will be a turning point in modern science.
Once again, Einstein's century-old theory of gravity as an aspect of spacetime is passing with a perfect score.
This is our most successful theory of gravity; however it was not the first theory of gravity, nor indeed was Einstein (above) the first to develop a form of relativity--this idea that the laws of physics ought not be unique to the Earth.
There is more evidence for evolution than there is for the theory of gravity, than the idea that things are made up of atoms, or Einstein's theory of relativity.
It is well known that ever since the development of Newton's theory of gravity, efforts were made to develop a Cartesian model for it, and one that will yield its predictions not as approximate but as precisely true.
Over the past quarter century, new observations and phenomenological models have propelled cosmology forward; at the same time, once-shy string theory has been filling out as a possible candidate for a quantum theory of gravity.
The account of Newton's eureka moment, which led to his famous theory of gravity, forms part of William Stukeley's 1752 biography of the great scientist.
But gut is consistent with Quantum Theory, and scientists have struggled to formulate a theory of gravity that is also consistent with Quantum Theory.