can elementary particles be created out of nothing ?


by Dawkins
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Dawkins
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Nov28-12, 01:19 PM
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can elementary particles be created out of nothing ?
i mean in the universe ? can elementary particles just pop into existence out of nothing ?

if yes, how ?


BTW, i know there's no "nothing" or "nothingness".
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derek101
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Nov28-12, 01:42 PM
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Where would the energy come from?
Dawkins
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Nov28-12, 01:59 PM
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derek, ever heard about "Casimir Effect" ?

MarekS
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Nov28-12, 02:30 PM
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can elementary particles be created out of nothing ?


Yes, as long as conservation laws are obeyed. Vacuum has nonzero energy density.


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