To noth or not to noth - is that the question?

Monday, 18 April 2011

Nothingness as fast-deal loan-shark

"In the vacuum. little packets of energy [quantum fluctuations] appear and disappear very quickly ... Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle tells us that you can borrow energy from nothing so long as you pay it back quickly enough"
Professor Carlos Frenk, University of Durham (UK) - on BBC TV series "Everything and Nothing", episode 2, April 2011

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