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Friday, January 11, 2019

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram - Nautilus - Pocket

In the holographic view of cosmology, early inflation is driven by interactions of the quantum field, which would slightly change the appearance of the cosmic microwave background. This is particularly true for low multipole moments, and this difference makes it possible, at least in principle, to prove that the holographic principle is true. In their paper, published last month in Physical Review Letters, the team report the holographic model fitting the Planck satellite data slightly better than the standard model. The results don’t prove the universe is holographic, but they are consistent with a holographic model.


For the last couple of days I've been obsessing over Leonard Susskind's popular writing. He is a very smart guy, it turns out.

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Long, long ago I used to work on holography. Long hours in the lab, consciousness of the need not to damage my sight, endless eye-straining adjustments to mirrors and lenses, working in the near dark while puffing tobacco smoke so that I could follow the paths of the light beams ... poor old God, that's what I say. Did he get headaches too?

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 11, 2019 3:45:01 PM