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Planck length

Natural length that can be obtained by combining the fundamental natural constants that govern space-time, the strength of gravity and the quantum world: the gravitational constant, Planck's constant and the speed of light. It amounts to roughly 1.6·10-35 metres.

[Problems reading expressions such as 10-35? See exponential notation.]

At such length scales, both the effects of quantum theory and those of general relativity should become important, in short: whatever concerns such scales can only be described adequately using a theory of quantum gravity.

Compare Planck time, Planck energy, Planck mass.

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