Charge conjugation invariance of the vacuum and the cosmological constant problem [rapid communication]

  title={Charge conjugation invariance of the vacuum and the cosmological constant problem [rapid communication]},
  author={John W. Moffat},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
  • J. Moffat
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Physics Letters B
Abstract We propose a method of field quantization which uses an indefinite metric in a Hilbert space of state vectors. The action for gravity and the standard model includes, as well as the positive energy fermion and boson fields, negative energy fields. The Hamiltonian for the action leads through charge conjugation invariance symmetry of the vacuum to a cancellation of the zero-point vacuum energy and a vanishing cosmological constant in the presence of a gravitational field. To guarantee… Expand
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