Can elementary particles be created out of nothing ?

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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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Where would the energy come from?
 
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derek, ever heard about "Casimir Effect" ?
 
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Yes, as long as conservation laws are obeyed. Vacuum has nonzero energy density.
 

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