February 10, 2024
quantum vacuum energy, star formation, plasma z-pinch, gravitational constant
Since the dawning of astronomy and later, astrophysics, we have been developing models and their associated theories to gain a reasonable understanding of star formation. Focusing on main sequence stars, this paper addresses my recent efforts in exploring two main models, along with Caligiuri’s work in the area of the gravitational constant, G, sensitivity to quantum vacuum energy density, and my work in dynamically tuned atomic physics (DTAP). Results from this combination of theories and concepts are extremely interesting, in that main sequence stars, and perhaps stars in general, could have formed orders of magnitude more rapidly than the current models predict. However, this could only have occurred in environments where the quantum vacuum energy density was orders of magnitude less than what they are today.