‘Void’ dives into physics of nothingness

New book chronicles scientists’ evolving views on empty space

subatomic particle computer simulation

NOT NOTHING  Even in empty space, subatomic particles are plentiful. In a vacuum, particles called quarks and gluons still appear, thanks to ever-present quantum fields, shown above in a computer simulation. A new book explains such counterintuitive properties of the void.

Derek Leinweber/CSSM/Univ. of Adelaide

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