Lorentz invariance and the zero-point stress-energy tensor

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Visser, Matt;
(2016)

Some 65 years ago (1951) Wolfgang Pauli noted that the net zero-point energy density could be set to zero by a carefully fine-tuned cancellation between bosons and fermions. In the current article I will argue in a slightly different direction: The zero-point energy den... View more
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