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Colloquium Natural and Life Sciences - Robert Bennett

Dr. Robert Bennett

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg 
Physik 
Junior Fellow

The quantum vacuum — convenient fiction or physical reality?
When Jun 11, 2019
from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminar room
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The quantum vacuum — convenient fiction or physical reality?

 

Quantum mechanics predicts that even the emptiest region of space contains a rich structure, but cannot be directly observed. Its existence is usually inferred via indirect methods, which often admit more than one interpretation. In this talk I will outline the scientific and philosophical issues surrounding the quantum vacuum, and give an overview of recent works which claim to prove its ‘reality’.