Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
January 21, 2017
quantum fluctuations, vacuum, color charges, magnetic color, graviton, virtual photon, evidence, uncertainty principle
According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum energy and particles that blink in and out of existence for a fleeting moment - strange signals that are known as quantum fluctuations (or quantum vacuum fluctuations). Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, states that there's a limit to how much we can know about quantum particles, and as a result, a vacuum isn't empty, it's actually buzzing with its own strange energy, and filled with particle-antiparticle pairs that appear and disappear randomly. For decades, there had only ever been indirect evidence of these fluctuations, but back in 2015, researchers claimed to have detected the theoretical fluctuations directly. And now the same team says they've gone a step further, having manipulated the vacuum itself, and detecting the changes in these strange signals in the void. Under CPH Theory, I have described quantum fluctuations without using the uncertainty principle as below.