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Vacuum polarization and optical effects.

  1. Apr 8, 2005 #1


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    These folks are modeling the optical effects "gravitational" lensing in terms of vacuum polarization. I think they are on the right track conceptually, but that the mechanism that causes polarization is far more basic - a differential in the gravitational infall rates of matter vs. matter, rather than electromagnetic polarization.


    The fact that the matter-antimatter infall differential will cause a mechanical polarization in a field that exhibits electromagnetic effects could be the key to unifying gravitation with the other forces.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2005
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