Quantum vacuum and virtual gravitational dipoles: the solution to the dark energy problem?

  title={Quantum vacuum and virtual gravitational dipoles: the solution to the dark energy problem?},
  author={Dragan Slavkov Hajdukovic},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  • D. Hajdukovic
  • Published 19 January 2012
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
The cosmological constant problem is the principal obstacle in the attempt to interpret dark energy as the quantum vacuum energy. We suggest that the obstacle can be removed, i.e. that the cosmological constant problem can be resolved by assuming that the virtual particles and antiparticles in the quantum vacuum have the gravitational charge of the opposite sign. The corresponding estimates of the cosmological constant, dark energy density and the equation of state for dark energy are in the… 

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