tag:beta.briefideas.org,2005:/collections/1cdfc8c9d59a2333b637efc67b6b9e8eJournal of Brief Ideas: Collection Convergence: What is the future of physics?2015-06-08T19:17:06Ztag:beta.briefideas.org,2005:Idea/1722015-06-08T19:10:46Z2015-06-08T19:19:03ZInferring existence of gravitons from grvaitational wave spectrumIf gravitational waves exist, we might observe them with LIGO sometime in the next decade. Just as the existence of quantized energy (photons) was inferred by the distribution of the blackbody spectrum, the existence of gravitons can be inferred from the spectrum of gravitational waves. It is therefore worth calculating to what precision and from what sources would we need to detect gravitational waves to confidently say that gravitons exist.Bellis, Matthewtag:beta.briefideas.org,2005:Idea/1732015-06-08T19:17:06Z2015-06-20T17:55:21ZInferring the existence of gravitons from the gravitational wave spectrumhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.18392If gravitational waves exist, we might observe them with LIGO sometime in the next decade. Just as the existence of quantized energy (photons) was inferred by the distribution of the blackbody spectrum, the existence of gravitons can be inferred from the spectrum of gravitational waves. It is therefore worth calculating to what precision and from what sources would we need to detect gravitational waves to confidently say that gravitons exist.Bellis, Matthew