Foundations of Physics

, Volume 7, Issue 1–2, pp 51–68 | Cite as

The necessity of quantizing the gravitational field

  • Kenneth Eppley
  • Eric Hannah


The assumption that a classical gravitational field interacts with a quantum system is shown to lead to violations of either momentum conservation or the uncertainty principle, or to result in transmission of signals faster thanc. A similar argument holds for the electromagnetic field.


Electromagnetic Field Quantum System Similar Argument Gravitational Field Momentum Conservation 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Eppley
    • 1
  • Eric Hannah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Joseph Henry LaboratoriesPrinceton UniversityPrinceton

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