Key finding: We live in a zero energy universe, thanks to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

Submitted by JH Wierenga on Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:38

According to  the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the energy and duration of a quantum fluctuation are related by the inequation

             ∆E t ≥ ħ /2  

where ħ is Planck's constant divided by 2π. It follows that an energetically neutral quantum fluctuation must persist forever, even though all the quantum fluctuations we have ever observed persist for only a very short time. Therefore the  universe can be created from quantum fluctuations, provided that it is energetically neutral