Thursday, April 27, 2017

Quantum Vacuum (Poor Richard's contemplation!)

The Vacuum

It appears to be much of nothing
from the perspective of a separate self
but from the perspective of the vacuum
it certainly is not a thing but is filled 
with infinite potential to manifest
by rising in the forms of thoughts
and sensations and perceptions...

Vacuum state
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In quantum field theory, the vacuum state (also called the vacuum) is the quantum state with the lowest possible energy. Generally, it contains no physical particles. Zero-point field is sometimes used as a synonym for the vacuum state of an individual quantized field.

According to present-day understanding of what is called the vacuum state or the quantum vacuum, it is "by no means a simple empty space".[1][2] According to quantum mechanics, the vacuum state is not truly empty but instead contains fleeting electromagnetic waves and particles that pop into and out of existence.[3][4][5]

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