“ . . . . . at least one big idea is missing.
How do we find that missing idea? “
/ Book: “ The trouble with Physics” By Lee Smolin, page 308 /
What is “the big missing idea ” ?
The big missing idea in Physics is the endless infinite void – the Vacuum,
the Zero Vacuum: T=0K.
When the next revolution rocks physics,
chances are it will be about nothing—the vacuum,
that endless infinite void.
Nothingness of Space Could Illuminate the Theory of Everything | DiscoverMagazine.com (external - login to view)
“ The problem of the exact description of vacuum, in my opinion,
is the basic problem now before physics. Really, if you can’t correctly
describe the vacuum, how it is possible to expect a correct description
of something more complex? “
/ Paul Dirac /
"Vacuum -- the very name suggests emptiness and nothingness –
is actually a realm rife with potentiality, courtesy of the laws
of quantum electrodynamics (QED). According to QED,
additional, albeit virtual, particles can be created in the vacuum,
allowing light-light interactions."
www.aip.org/pnu/2006/768.html (external - login to view)
“The most fundamental question facing 21st century physics will be:
What is the vacuum? As quantum mechanics teaches us, with
its zero point energy this vacuum is not empty and the word
vacuum is a gross misnomer!”
/ Prof. Friedwardt Winterberg /
"Now we know that the vacuum can have all sorts of wonderful effects
over an enormous range of scales, from the microscopic to the cosmic,"
said Peter Milonni
from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
etc . . . . .