• Corpus ID: 116894650

A Casimir approach to dark energy

  title={A Casimir approach to dark energy},
  author={Allan Rosencwaig},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • A. Rosencwaig
  • Published 26 June 2006
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
We calculate the gravitational self-energy of vacuum quantum field fluctuations using a Casimir approach. We find that the Casimir gravitational self-energy density can account for the measured dark energy density when the SUSY-breaking energy is approximately 5 TeV, in good agreement with current estimates. Furthermore, the Casimir gravitational self-energy appears to provide a quantum mechanism for the well-know geometric relation between the Planck, SUSY and cosmological constant energy…