What Physicists Have Been Missing /BY SABINE HOSSENFELDER/

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What Physicists Have Been Missing
An exciting new theory reconciles gravity and quantum physics. I think it’s wrong. But I may be too.
BY SABINE HOSSENFELDER February 2, 2024
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But today, the foundations of physics are a sleepy place. We’re still chewing on the same problems
that we had a century ago—and all that chewing hasn’t made them any more digestible.
What is dark matter? What does quantum mechanics really mean?
And why does gravity refuse to cooperate with quantum physics?
These are problems that, when I can’t sleep, I like to think have already kept Einstein up at night.
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Problems:
1- What is “quantum gravity"?
/Gravity is an extremely weak force on small scales compared to the EM forces./
2- What is an electron?
To a request to explain what an electron really is supposed to be we can only answer,
“It is part of the A B C of physics”.
/Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington/
3- Is it possible to cure “incurable infinities”?
'' So we really do not know exactly what it is that we are assuming that gives us the difficulty producing infinities.
A nice problem ! However, it turns out that it is possible to sweep the infinities under the rug ,
by a certain crude skill , and temporarily we are able to keep on calculating. ''
/ Richard Feynman/
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What is dark matter? What does quantum mechanics really mean?
And why does gravity refuse to cooperate with quantum physics?
These are problems that, when I can’t sleep, I like to think have already kept Einstein up at night.
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Einstein slept just fine. Why did he sleep just fine? He slept just fine because Einstein believed in a created Universe.
 

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awards the Nobel, said at the time the standard
model of physics which underpins the scientific understanding of the universe
“rests on the existence of a special kind of particle: the Higgs particle.
This particle originates from an invisible field that fills up all space.

“Even when the universe seems empty this field is there.
Without it, we would not exist, because it is from contact with the field that particles acquire mass.
The theory proposed by Englert and Higgs describes this process.”
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1- Book, "Fundamentals":
" The lifetime of a Higgs particle is about 10^-22 seconds,
or a tenth of trillionth of a billionth of a seconds."
/page 177, by Frank Wilczek/
Higgs bosons are unstable particles and therefore cannot be fundamental particles.
2- This "an invisible field that fills up all space." is cosmic vacuum.
“Even when the universe seems empty . . ." . . . "empty" is cosmic vacuum
3- The humble cosmic vacuum, the source of everything, have been missing by scientists.
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