A group of

physicists have delivered what has been defined by the journal Nature as the

“

physicists have delivered what has been defined by the journal Nature as the

“

**clearest evidence yet**” that our universe nothing but just a hologram.The new

study could help settle one of modern physics’ most persistent problems: the

apparent contradictions between the different models of the universe as

described by quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of gravity.

The two new

scientific papers are the conclusion of years’ work led by Yoshifumi Hyakutake

of Ibaraki University in Japan, and deal with theoretical calculations of the

energies of black holes in different universes.

The

indication of the universe existing as a ‘hologram’ doesn’t refer to a

Matrix-like illusion, but the concept that the three dimensions we observe are

actually just “painted” onto the cosmological horizon, the border of the known

universe. If this sounds contradictory or paradoxical, try to imagine a

holographic picture that changes as you move it. Though the picture is two

dimensional, detecting it from different locations generates the illusion that

it is 3D.This model of the universe helps explain some variations between

general relativity (Einstein’s theory) and quantum physics. While Einstein’s

work reinforces much of modern physics, at certain limits (for example in the

middle of a black hole) the principles he drawn break down and the laws of

quantum physics take over.

The

traditional method of integration these two models has come from the 1997 work

of theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena, whose ideas constructed upon string

theory. This is one of the most well appreciated ‘theories of everything’

(Stephen Hawking is a fan) and it suggests that one-dimensional vibrating

objects known as ‘strings’ are the basic particles of the universe. Maldacena has greeted the new study by

Hyakutake and his team, telling the journal Nature that the results are “

Leonard

Susskind, a theoretical physicist considered as one of the fathers of string

theory, added that the study by the Japanese team “numerically confirmed, perhaps

for the first time, something we were fairly sure had to be true, but was still

a conjecture.”

For more

info on this research, click here to read the original announcement.

study could help settle one of modern physics’ most persistent problems: the

apparent contradictions between the different models of the universe as

described by quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of gravity.

The two new

scientific papers are the conclusion of years’ work led by Yoshifumi Hyakutake

of Ibaraki University in Japan, and deal with theoretical calculations of the

energies of black holes in different universes.

The

indication of the universe existing as a ‘hologram’ doesn’t refer to a

Matrix-like illusion, but the concept that the three dimensions we observe are

actually just “painted” onto the cosmological horizon, the border of the known

universe. If this sounds contradictory or paradoxical, try to imagine a

holographic picture that changes as you move it. Though the picture is two

dimensional, detecting it from different locations generates the illusion that

it is 3D.This model of the universe helps explain some variations between

general relativity (Einstein’s theory) and quantum physics. While Einstein’s

work reinforces much of modern physics, at certain limits (for example in the

middle of a black hole) the principles he drawn break down and the laws of

quantum physics take over.

The

traditional method of integration these two models has come from the 1997 work

of theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena, whose ideas constructed upon string

theory. This is one of the most well appreciated ‘theories of everything’

(Stephen Hawking is a fan) and it suggests that one-dimensional vibrating

objects known as ‘strings’ are the basic particles of the universe. Maldacena has greeted the new study by

Hyakutake and his team, telling the journal Nature that the results are “

**an**

interesting way to test many ideas in quantum gravity and string theory.”

interesting way to test many ideas in quantum gravity and string theory

Leonard

Susskind, a theoretical physicist considered as one of the fathers of string

theory, added that the study by the Japanese team “numerically confirmed, perhaps

for the first time, something we were fairly sure had to be true, but was still

a conjecture.”

For more

info on this research, click here to read the original announcement.

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