Posted: Oct 14, 2011 12:59 am
by zaybu
twistor59 wrote:On subject of the "are virtual particles actually physical entities" discussion that was taking place a few pages back, Matt Strassler has just posted a beautifully clear exposition of what virtual particles are/are not. I urge anyone who things that real paticles interact by tossing virtual thingies back and forth to read it.

Okay, so he has an aversion for the word "particle" and calls it a "ripple". Big deal.