Nice panel discussion that introduces the theories and some of the figure heads behind the theories of the holographic principle.
The holographic principle is a principle of string theories and a supposed property of quantum gravity that states that the description of a volume of space can be thought of as encoded on a lower-dimensional boundary to the region—preferably a light-like boundary like a gravitational horizon.
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Raphael Bousso () (born 1971 in Haifa, Israel) is a German theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is a professor at Department of Physics, UC Berkeley.
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Leonard Susskind (; born 1940) is an American physicist, who is professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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Herman Louis Verlinde (born 21 January 1962) is a Dutch theoretical physicist and string theorist. He is a professor at Princeton University.
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Gerard 't Hooft
Gerardus (Gerard) 't Hooft (Dutch: [ˌɣeːrɑrt ət ˈɦoːft]; born July 5, 1946) is a Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
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