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Quantum Vacuum: A New Perspective on Dark Matter and Dark Energy in Cosmology

PUBLISHED November 29, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2311p9816625)



Riddhiman Bhattacharya1
  1. Visva-Bharati University

Conference / event

KASHIWA DARK MATTER SYMPOSIUM 2023, December 2023 (Virtual)

Poster summary

In our view of the universe as a superfluid, dark energy, and dark matter are intrinsic to the quantum vacuum. We link dark energy to the energy density within the superfluid and associate dark matter with fluctuations in the superfluid. These phenomena reflect contrasting aspects of the dynamic vacuum, influenced by opposing gravitational and pressure forces. Dark matter becomes noticeable under gravitational dominance, while dark energy takes precedence when pressure forces come into play


Quantum Vacuum, Dark Matter, Dark Energy

Research areas

Physics, Mathematics


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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 Bhattacharya. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Bhattacharya, R. Quantum Vacuum: A New Perspective on Dark Matter and Dark Energy in Cosmology [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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