Even though I do not comprehend the mathematics of these theories and probably never will I still find it wildly entertaining. I remember in physics learning about Einstein's theory of relativity. The concept of time being relative to motion was fascinating, difficult to wrap my head around at first and also extremely strange. It changed the way I thought about the world. The idea that the actual universe is possibly a two dimensional hologram and we are potentially all smeared on the surface of a black hole is even more difficult to comprehend. If you watch this video keep in mind hese are some of the leading scientists in the world. Much of what is being discussed is highly theoretical. But theoretical in this context means there is no mathematical proof yet as the math has not been created or fully developed.
Who Are These Scientists?
Pictured from left to right in the above video:
A Theoretical and string theorist and a professor at the Department of Physics at UC Berkely.
Bousso obtained a PHD from Cambridge University in 1998 under Stephen Hawking and did his post doctorate at Stanford, University.
A Dutch theoretical physicist and string theorist. His research deals with string theory, gravity, black holes and cosmology.
Bousso obtained his PHD at Utrecht University under Bernard de Wit. Verlinde is currently a physics professor at Princeton University.
Gerard 't Hooft
A Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Ulbrecht University. In 1999 Hooft shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with then thesis advisor Martin J.G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions."
Susskind is the Felix Bloch professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. He is also the director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.
His research includes string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. Susskind is considered the father of string theory.
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