167. False Vacuum | THUNK

What does the Heisenberg uncertainty principle have to do with a quantum apocalypse that could unmake the universe at any moment?

-Links for the Curious-

“Local Maxima,” by THUNK – www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAs59uFbrZ4

“Understanding the Uncertainty Principle,” by PBS Spacetime – www.youtube.com/watch?v=izqaWyZsEtY

Estimating the Vacuum Energy Density – an Overview of Possible Scenarios (Margan, 2008) – www-f9.ijs.si/~margan/Articles/vacuum_energy_density.pdf

What’s the Energy Density of the Vacuum? (Baez, 2011) _ math.ucr.edu/home/baez/vacuum.html

“Zero Point Energy Demystified,” by PBS Spacetime – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh898Yr5YZ8

“Are Virtual Particles Real?” by Gordon Kane – www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-virtual-particles-rea/

“The Vacuum Catastrophe,” by PBS Spacetime – www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6jAOV7bZ3Y

“The Casimir Effect & Black Holes,” by Sixty Symbols – www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRcmqZkGOK4

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