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Virtual era

  1. Sep 25, 2005 #1
    Was there an early epoch when all particles were virtual - perhaps before the Planck time?
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  3. Sep 27, 2005 #2


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    There was a time at which no particles existed and only quantum fluctuations of fields took place. Particle production takes place after inflation.
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