Let’s talk about the mysterious zero-point energy and what it really can, and really can’t do.
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The Vacuum Challenge | Space Time
The quantum field theory predicts that there exists an energy of the vacuum resulting from the non-zero zero-point energies of the quantum fields that fill our universe. As we discussed in our last episode on the vacuum catastrophe, this mismatch between the measured and theoretical values of vacuum energy is one of the greatest unsolved problems in physics.
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