posted on Aug, 9 2003 @ 11:53 AM
I have been very interested in physics lately even though this has not been by area of study, until now
I orginally ran into some mind-blowing concepts in Physics when doing research on connections between Hinduism and science; one theory that stayed
with me was proposed by physicists. It has been suggested that the universe might be a hologram. In the August 2003 issue of "Scientific
American" the front cover reads: Are you a Hologram?
Here is the overview they give:
-An astonishing theory called the holographic principle jholds that the universe is like a hologram: just as a trick of light allows a
three-dimensional image to be recorded on a flat piece of film, our seemingly three-dimensional universe could be completely equivalent to alternative
quantum fields and physical laws "painted" on a distant, vast surface.
-The physics of black holes - immenssely dense concentrations of mass - provides a hint that the principle might be true. Studies of black holes show
that, although it defies common sense, the maximum entropy or information content of any region of space is defined not by its surface area.
-Physicists hope that this suprising finding is a clue to the ultimate thoery of reality.
If that sounds intriguing to you, check out the scientific american and the link here
I'd be interested in suggestions for further reading on the subject.