L’energia del vuoto cosmico

Un manuale per andare nello spazio cosmico con l’energia del vuoto. Non è Star Trek, è un manuale dell’intelligence Usa.

 

The concept of “engineering the vacuum” found its first expression in the mainstream physics literature when it was introduced by Nobelist T. D. Lee in his textbook Particle Physics and Introduction to Field Theory. There he stated, “The experimental method to alter the properties of the vacuum may be called vacuum engineering… If indeed we are able to alter the vacuum, then we may encounter new phenomena, totally unexpected.” This legitimization of the vacuum engineering concept was based on the recognition that the vacuum is characterized by parameters and structure that leave no doubt that it constitutes an energetic and structured medium in its own right. Foremost among these are that within the context of quantum theory, the vacuum is the seat of energetic particle and field fluctuations and within the context of general relativity, the vacuum is the seat of а spacetime structure (metric) that encodes the distribution of matter and energy. Indeed, on the flyleaf of а book of essays by Einstein and others on the properties of the vacuum, there is the statement, “The vacuum is fast emerging as the central structure of modern physics”. Perhaps the most definitive statement acknowledging the central role of the vacuum in modern physics is provided by 2004 Nobelist Frank Wilczek in his book The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces:
“What is space? An empty stage where the physical world of matter acts out its drama? An equal participant that both provides background and has а life of its own? Or the primary reality of which matter is а secondary manifestation? Views on this question have evolved, and several times have changed radically, over the history of science. Today the third view is triumphant.”

 
Fonte: Public Intelligence
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