Rounding My Comprehension

Less simple than we are light, the theory actually suggests that the strings which make up the nine dimensions of the Universe emit their own gravity, which contradicts our understanding and experience of our direct universe which has no gravity.

We are not so much a hologram, but compared to a hologram, or so states James Platfke in his article Our Universe is a Hologram, and We’re Floating Inside It, Suggests Research from December of 2013. 

“The comparison to the hologram is frequently made because of the way a hologram is created; it’s a three-dimensional image coded onto a two-dimensional surface. The theory suggests that the universe is built in a similar fashion, the higher dimensional part coded onto a flatter, lower dimensional part. So, on a hologram, only one part is tangible — the lower dimensional surface onto which the hologram is coded. The holographic image, though, merely looks three-dimensional.”

As I was reading the original article which my English teacher presented to us, I knew it had some linking to quantum theory and black holes, though I don’t know enough about either topic to comment on them, yet. 

What I do know, and have a great curiosity as to how this alters things, is that Stephen Hawkings has recently debunked the theory of black holes. So, if the Holographic Universe Theory has gaining support through the event horizons, is this theory now too debunked?

Actually, in an article published on just three days before the article above, the author, Brian Koberlein, claims the Universe is not a hologram, but that it’s a misconception based on our preconcieved notions put into play by Hollywood. 

“In 1993, Gerard t’Hooft proposed what is now known as the holographic principle, which argued that the information contained within a region of space can be determined by the information at the surface that contains it. Mathematically, the space can be represented as a hologram of the surface that contains it.

…The idea really took off when Juan Martín Maldacena derived what is known as the AdS/CFT correspondence (an arxiv version of his paper is here ), which uses the holographic principle to connect the strings of particle physics string theory with the geometry of general relativity.”
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One thought on “Rounding My Comprehension

  1. Reblogged this on Hologram for a Summer and commented:
    The problem with having multiple blogs is that it gets tricky when trying to post to any one of them, at least from my glitchy holographic perspective.
    Here is a post I wrote last night intended for this blog, which instead was posted on my other, more generic, less quantum string theory driven blog


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