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Nov14-11, 11:39 AM
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Quote Quote by marcus View Post
In other words, it is a mistake to identify the cosmological constant λ with the zero point energy Λ of a QFT, for the same reason one should not a priori identify the charge of the electron with its radiative corrections
No sane particle theorist makes such an identification, Markus! Read the Polchinski reference and you'll see that nowhere does he identify the cosmological constant only with the zero point energy. On the contrary, as people have repeatedly said here, the CC receives all kinds of tree-level, perturbative and non-perturbative contributions and the observed tiny value includes of all of them.