An open question about black holes could be solved by treating them like a hologram

An open question about black holes could be solved by treating them like a hologram

The cardinal theories of physics, relativity, and quantum mechanics may not play well when it comes to black holes. For quantum mechanics, each of the interactions that black holes have with them should contain information and the sum of all that they exploited. For relativity, they are rather simple, smooth and everything about them can be taken from a few handfuls of parameters like mass and field.

Holograms are often used as innovation technology with future twists, but the science behind them can help us solve a big problem in the end when it comes to black holes. A black hole is a cosmic object from which nothing, not even light, can escape.

The holographic principle is the idea that we have encoded much more data in a state with a lower level of consideration, for example in 2D instead of 3D. Holograms come in folds in an attempt to reconcile these two views although holograms are two-dimensional, like 3D displays.

The researchers said in a statement, “This study is the first step towards a deeper understanding of the properties of these cosmic bodies and quantum mechanics as they transcend general relativity.”

Researchers at the Italian SISSA have examined the holographic principle in the context of gravitation and asked if anyone could create a black hole through these theoretical barriers that could be combined between both quantum mechanics and relativity. And the answer will appear yes,
in a study published in Physical Review X. 

The idea that black holes are like holograms does not mean that they are realistic illusions, but that although they look simple and smooth in 3D, all the additional information needed by quantum mechanics can be found when considering only

two dimensions. And while the study is exciting, it is still exclusively theoretical. This description can be resolved without actually having any effect. Some evidence for or against this may soon be revealed.

The author commented, “Everything is more important now at a time when observations of astrophysics are experiencing incredible development.  Consider the combination of black holes as a result of the collaboration between LIGO and Virgo, or indeed, the observation of gravitational waves as a result of the black holes that the Event Horizon Telescope produced this extraordinary image. “In the near future, we may be able to test our theoretical predictions about quantum gravity through observations. And this, from a scientific point of view, would be absolutely exceptional. “