Waking up the quantum vacuum
Date: Monday, May 03, 2010 @ 21:27:03 GMT
Topic: Science


Gravity-Induced Vacuum Dominance

William C. C. Lima and Daniel A. T. Vanzella

Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 161102 (Published April 20, 2010)

A quantum field propagating in a curved spacetime can have fluctuations in its vacuum energy density that are large enough to completely dominate its classical energy density.

Physics synopsis: http://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.161102






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