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Is our universe a hologram?


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18:30 - 20:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Listen to the audio recording of this event to find out how Holography could unite the world of physics.

Holographic Earth. Image credit: Kevin Gill CC-BY-SA 2.0

In this Cafe Scientifique we discussed Holography, a theory with some bold  ideas about our universe. 

Holography predicts that all the information in our 3D universe is contained in a mysterious 2D image, like a hologram. Promising not only to unite Einstein’s relativity with quantum physics, holography has the potential to provide us with cleaner energy, faster computers, and novel electronics. Dr Andrew O'Bannon, from the University of Oxford, was on hand to explore and discuss these fascinating possibilities. 

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Is our universe a hologram?

Listen to the event recording to hear Dr Andrew O'Bannon discuss one of physics' boldest theories.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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