A team from Canada, Italy, and UK recently showed that better evidences have been found in favor of the theory that believes that universe is a complicated and huge hologram. Some astrophysicists and theoretical physicists who were looking into the irregularities related to cosmic microwave background recently discovered that there is solid proof that support the holographic model of the universe. Till now there were some theoretical explanations that spoke of this model in a traditional manner.
The researchers who led this research hailed from the University of Southampton, Perimeter Institute (Canada), Lecce (Italy), University of Salento (Italy) and a few others. The idea of holographic universe suggested initially in 1990 that all data that makes up for a three dimensional reality is substantiated into two dimensional surface present on its boundaries. Professor Kostas Skenderis, from University of Southampton, explains that, “Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field. The idea is similar to that of ordinary holograms where a three-dimensional image is encoded in a two-dimensional surface, such as in the hologram on a credit card. However, this time, the entire universe is encoded.”
You can consider the universe to be a 3-D movie that you watch in a movie hall. We see the feature film having width, height, and depth but all is seen on a 2-D screen. The recent discoveries and developments in telescopic and sensing equipment have opened the gates for scientists to look beyond the white noise that has been present in the space since the universe was formulated. With this information, the team was able to make a few close comparisons between features network in quantum field theory and data. Professor Skenderis further adds, “Holography is a huge leap forward in the way we think about the structure and creation of the universe. Einstein’s theory of general relativity explains almost everything large scale in the universe very well, but starts to unravel when examining its origins and mechanisms at quantum level. Scientists have been working for decades to combine Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum theory. Some believe the concept of a holographic universe has the potential to reconcile the two. I hope our research takes us another step towards this.”
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