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Hi Steve,

Would you say that dark energy is linked to zero point energy?

Thanks!

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Hello ayee,

The best I can agree to is to say that they may be. These are not topics that I have studied, but I found that Wikipedia mentions both in this article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmological_constant
Dark energy is discussed throughout and zero-point energy is mentioned in the the section titled "Predictions Quantum field theory".

Sorry that I don't have a more definite answer,
Steve

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