Astrophysics of Dark Energy Stars
Professor George F. Chapline
N-Division, Physics & Advanced Technologies
Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory
Thursday, 07 April 2005
Socialization : 2:15 p.m.
Presentation : 2:30 p.m.
Event horizons cannot exist in the real world for the simple reason that they are inconsistent with quantum
mechanics. Following ideas originated by Robert Laughlin, Pawel Mazur, Emil Mottola, David Santiago and the
speaker it is now possible to describe in some detail what happens physically when one approaches and crosses
a region of space-time where classical general relativity predicts that there should be an infinite red-shift
surface. Compact objects are apparently regions of space where the vacuum energy is much higher; and this
provides novel explanations for a variety of enigmatic phenomena including supernovae explosions, gamma ray
bursts, highly collimated jets, and dark matter.
Dr. Chapline is a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He received his PhD in
physics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1967. He was an Assistant Professor at the
University of California, Santa Cruz until July 1969 when he joined the LLNL. Dr. Chapline was a Visiting
Scientist at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, in 1980. He received the U.S. Department of
Energy E.O. Lawrence Award in 1983 and served as Science Advisor to the Associate Laboratory Director for
Defense Programs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2000 and 2001. His general research interests are in
quantum theory, astrophysics, and neural networks.
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