### Abstract

The vacuum energy problem arises because quantum fields fluctuate even at the absolute zero of temperature. These “zero-point” (T=0) vacuum fluctuations have non-zero energy. Since in general relativity all types of energy generate the space-time curvature, vacuum energy must enter the Einstein field equation as a source term. Here I find that vacuum energy is zero if and only if the vacuum equation of state embodies relativistic invariance.

Original language | English (US) |
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Article number | 102387 |

Journal | Astroparticle Physics |

Volume | 115 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 2020 |

### Keywords

- Cosmological constant
- Dark energy
- Vacuum energy
- Vacuum fluctuations

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Astronomy and Astrophysics

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## Cite this

Ryskin, G. (2020). Vanishing vacuum energy.

*Astroparticle Physics*,*115*, [102387]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2019.102387