Would time stop at absolute zero?

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Michael J. Deady

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Would time stop at absolute zero?
« on: 02/03/2010 12:30:02 »
Michael J. Deady  asked the Naked Scientists:
Would time stop at absolute zero?

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Offline Samvolta

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Would time stop at absolute zero?
« Reply #1 on: 24/03/2010 16:08:36 »
I would hypothesize no only because that time is in a different dimension. A theoretical absolute zero would not even cease molecular movement completely and the zero point energy principle would apply. This is the lowest possible state of energy. If energy is "truly there", then it should exert some kind of force (gravitational). If it's not, then energy is "not there" causing a myriad of theoretical scenarios. Where time fits into all of this, I hope someone else can answer. Hope this helps somewhat...


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Would time stop at absolute zero?
« Reply #2 on: 25/03/2010 23:39:35 »
It's a strange question :)

According to HUP you can't get to that point, not in our SpaceTime at least. And if you could you wouldn't be 'here' anymore. Time and motion seems very closely connected though.

Let's just say that you would be teleported, ah, sort of. Bounced out of our universe before that state I guess. Or maybe incrementally infinitesimally never being able to come to that point would be a more correct description? Like mass never being able to reach the speed of light in a vacuum. :)
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