The Universe known by earthlings may be a hologram, a simple projection of another cosmos, says Japanese physicists at the University Ibaraki.
“The universe is a hologram and everything you see – including this article and you are reading on your device – is just a projection”, says the author of this article that appeared on the website of the British tabloid Daily Mail.
This conclusion is based on a controversial theoretical model proposed in 1997 by physicist Juan Maldacena.
Until now, the bizarre theory has never been tested, but a number of recent mathematical models suggest that this principle could be true.
According to the theory mentioned, gravity in the universe is caused by a series of thin vibrating string. These strings are holograms of events that occur in a more flatter Cosmos.
The advanced model by Juan Maldacena suggests that the universe exists in nine dimensions of space and one of time.
Japanese researchers have addressed this theory, trying to provide mathematical evidence showing that the holographic principle could be right. Their study was published in the journal Nature.
Holographic Principle suggests that, as security chip credit card, there is a two-dimensional surface that contains all the information needed to describe a three-dimensional object – in this case, the universe known to earthlings.
In essence, the principle maintains that the data contain a description of a volume of space – such as a man or a comet, etc. – Could be hidden in a region of this flattened, ‘real’ version of the universe.
In a black hole, for example, all articles which fall into it may be contained entirely contained in surface fluctuations.
This means that objects are stored rather as “memories” or pieces of data than as physical objects exist.
In a broader sense, the theory suggests that the entire universe can be considered “a two-dimensional structure projected in a cosmological horizon” – or, in simpler terms, the universe in which people believe they live is actually a 3D projection of a 2D alternate universe.
Professor Yoshifumi Hyakutake, Ibaraki University in Japan, has calculated the internal energy of a black hole, trying to bring the mathematical proof that of the holographic principle.
The same Japanese teacher explored the edges of a black hole, as the effects of “virtual particles”, a type of particle which scientists think that its coming in and out constantly pop in and out of existence.
In a separate analysis, Professor Hyakutake has calculated the energy contained in that alternate universe flat, devoid of gravity.
Surprisingly, computer calculations of this universe theory and black holes on the edges coincide, thus providing “overwhelming” evidence about the dual nature of the Universe.
Professor Juan Maldacena believes that these mathematical proofs that the two worlds are actually identical gives researchers hope that the gravitational properties of the universe known to earthlings can be explained in one day with quantum theory.