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So Has Virtual Particles Been Proven To Exist?

  1. Jun 5, 2005 #1
    Or is it just straight out of the equations? has it been detected?
     
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    Janus

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  4. Jun 5, 2005 #3

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    You can't detect them.That's what they are called virtual.Duhhhh !!

    However,you needn't go to Casimir effect to prove that Feynman diagrams are a correct symbolical representation of reality,i think a Compton effect is much easier to test/measure.

    Daniel.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2005 #4
    Also the Lamb Shift.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2005 #5

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    Well,let's see.1922 vs 1947.:wink:

    Daniel.
     
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