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De Sitter Space and Virtual Particles

  1. Jul 19, 2012 #1
    So De Sitter Space has a constant scalar curvature in the absence of energy or mass where positive curvature corresponds to a repulsive force and negative curvature corresponds to an attractive force. My question is could "virtual particles" be replaced by De Sitter and Anti-De Sitter spaces? I don't know much about this topic so some background information of De Sitter Space would be much appreciated.
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  3. Jul 19, 2012 #2


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    why do you think that dS as a vacuum solution of GR could replace a mathematical description of "exchange interactions" in quantum field theory?
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