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Vacuum fluctions and the Casimir Effect

  1. Aug 19, 2015 #1
    I don't recall where I saw this....but the author said that the Casimir effect experimentally proved that vacuum fluctuations exist. Does the Casimir effect really prove that or is it consistent with vacuum fluctuations?
    Thanks for any comments you care to make.
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  3. Aug 19, 2015 #2


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    There have been a number of threads about this. But the Casmir effect does not prove quantum fluctuations exist.

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  5. Aug 20, 2015 #4
    Thanks to Bill and bhobba. Bill, your answer was direct and to the point. Bhobba, I appreciate your reference to the scientific journal article. I will read it this afternoon.
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