Have we lived all our lives in a holographic universe? This is the question at which many scientists have thought. A group of scientists claims that they managed to reveal the first proof that we live in a massive hologram which we call the universe. Does this mean that everything we know about space is not real? Professor Kostas Skenderis at the University of Southampton explains their theory.
- Back in 1990s Leonars Susskind was one of the first people who talked about the concept of holographic universe.
- Since then, scientists have struggled to find a link between the theory of gravity and the quantum theory.
- If they will reach to reconcile them, the may prove the concept of a holographic universe.
The new study was published on January 30. The main idea is that everything we feel through our five senses in three dimensions is actually triggered by a two-dimensional field. He explains that this approach is similar to one of the ordinary holograms where the 3D image is encrypted in a 2D surface, analogous to a hologram on a credit card. Nevertheless, the current theory regards the whole universe as being encoded.
Skenderis together with an international team of researchers has discovered evidence of the holographic universe in the alterations of the radiance of the Big Bang. Their discovery was published in the Physical Review Letters magazine on January 27. Back in the 1990s, scientists came up with the idea of a holographic universe.
One of the first people who talked about the holographic principle was the physicist Leonard Susskind. He stated that this concept introduces the idea that we simultaneously exist here, on Earth, but also on the edge of the universe, where the 2D version of each and every one of us is projected into this 3D version of reality with which we are all familiar.
This is a theory hard to be comprehended by all of us, being very confusing. Nevertheless, scientists claim that this approach could help them develop a link between Einstein’s beliefs about quantum physics and gravity which are not 100% compatible. To put it clearly, specialists claim that the math which highlights our understanding of black holes and massive galaxies does not add up to our interpretation of the microscopic things like subatomic particles.
Skenderis noted that specialists have been struggling for many years to mix the quantum theory with the theory of gravity both developed by Einstein. Thus, some scientists may believe that if they reach to reconcile both these theories, they will be able to reveal evidence for the concept of a holographic universe.
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