Scientists Reveal First Observational Evidence That Our Universe Was Once a Hologram

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram. The findings were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Theoretical physicists and astrophysicists, investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (the ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang), have found there is substantial evidence supporting a holographic explanation of the universe—in fact, as much as there is for the traditional explanation of these irregularities using the theory of cosmic inflation.

A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information that makes up our 3-D ‘reality’ (plus time) is contained in a 2-D surface on its boundaries.

Professor Kostas Skenderis of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton explains: “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.”

Although not an example with holographic properties, it could be thought of as rather like watching a 3-D film in a cinema. We see the pictures as having height, width and crucially, depth—when in fact it all originates from a flat 2-D screen. The difference, in our 3-D universe, is that we can touch objects and the ‘projection’ is ‘real’ from our perspective.

In recent decades, advances in telescopes and sensing equipment have allowed scientists to detect a vast amount of data hidden in the ‘white noise’ or microwaves (partly responsible for the random black and white dots you see on an un-tuned TV) left over from the moment the universe was created. Using this information, the team were able to make complex comparisons between networks of features in the data and quantum field theory. They found that some of the simplest quantum field theories could explain nearly all cosmological observations of the early universe.

Professor Skenderis comments: “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.”

The scientists now hope their study will open the door to further our understanding of the early universe and explain how space and time emerged.

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Herb
Herb

Now this is progress. We have moved from flat-earthers to flat-universers.

Faheem

UNIVERSE itself is 3D but it is PROJECTED from flat field. In earth’s case, EARTH itself is FLAT that’s what ancient people use to believe. Next time read the article before making the noise.

MeMyselfAndI
MeMyselfAndI

Or it could be the fact that the ruling classes don’t want us to understand ‘reality’. My first hunch was that ‘Flat Earth Theory’ might be a psyop or trial balloon to gauge the gullibility of modern people. It might also be funded to make the ‘flat model’ of the cosmos, easily discarded as more ‘Flat Earth’ madness. But the 2 are NOT THE SAME.

Dave Adamick
Dave Adamick

2D, or not 2D? That is the question.

robert chadis
robert chadis
my theory..Basically we think in harmony with what i call Cosmic Abstract Relationship — the source of everything, including dark matter, life beyond our grappling imaginings, fractals, strings, knots and a sphere outside that dances with gravity; before big bang and after Perlmutter´s whimper—eternal relationship abstract cosmic. Everything participates in infinite abstract cosmic relationship; even how come we love roses and the beautiful moon, and Lana Turner and Clark Gable; we enjoy relationship because it is what we are. A tragic failing in logic is the ignoring of vector—what is the direction of the thought: Without relationship there could not be, e g, electrons; relationship comes first; electron comes from relationship. Abstract relationship is that without which, nothing; and with which, all. Everything is the effect of relationship expressing itself; it does so in pattern and repetition, thus producing form; form lives. This is tracked by time; time is the… Read more »
Hunor
Hunor

Your theory is not physics, its semantics. You are trying to define a new word.. for the universe I guess..

Ian Wolfe
Ian Wolfe

I’ll have what He’s smoking! 😉

Valium
Valium

The universe reduced to “smokes”???

Virginia Fleming
Virginia Fleming

i’ll chew on this…

christopher inman
christopher inman

what is passing through the universe as hologram to provide the image, and how is it observed from within?

Stephan Sonn
Stephan Sonn

Which came first the universe or the hologram ? If you subscribe to the universal manifest of the same laws of physics, why assign preferred surnames, but for the flat earth frailty of earthly reference.