Special Topic: Our World as a Hologram?


Epp, R. & Gryb, S. (2009). Special Topic: Our World as a Hologram?. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/09080058


Epp, Richard, and Sean Gryb. Special Topic: Our World as a Hologram?. Perimeter Institute, Aug. 10, 2009, https://pirsa.org/09080058


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:09080058,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/09080058},
            author = {Epp, Richard and Gryb, Sean},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Special Topic: Our World as a Hologram?},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2009},
            month = {aug},
            note = {PIRSA:09080058 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


Our universe has a split personality: quantum and relativity. Understanding how the two can coexist, i.e. how our universe can exist, is one of the greatest challenges facing theoretical physicists in the 21st century. The presentation focuses on a simple but mind-bending thought experiment that hints at some fascinating new ways of thinking that may be required to unravel this mystery. Could the world be like a hologram? The half hour multimedia presentation provides refreshing insight into how science works – how theoretical physicists search for the ultimate nature of reality, and is followed by a half hour question and answer session with PI researcher Sean Gryb.