Scientists unveiled best evidence yet that we’re in a holographic universe.
Above, the timeline of the holographic universe. Credit Paul McFadden/University of Southampton
The international study may lead to new beliefs on the Big Bang Theory and on quantum gravity, one of theoretical physics’ most profound problems.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Southampton (UK), INFN, Lecce (Italy) and the University of Salento (Italy), believe the study further explains how space and time emerged.
Niayesh Afshordi, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute, and lead author in the study, explains:
“We are proposing using this holographic universe, which is a very different model of the Big Bang than the popularly accepted one that relies on gravity and inflation. Each of these models makes distinct predictions that we can test as we refine our data and improve our theoretical understanding – all within the next five years.”
Inaugural lecture by Professor Kostas Skenderis, University of Southampton, Mathematical Sciences: