The holographic Universe will be the subject of the seventh lecture of the Zineion Free University for 2024 which will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the Municipal Cultural Centre “Famagusta” of the Larnaca House of Arts and Letters at 7 p.m.

Speaker of the topic entitled: “The Holographic Universe”, will be Dr. Nikolaos Toubas Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Cyprus. The lecture will be moderated by Stavros Christodoulou, PhD Student at the Department of Physics, University of Cyprus.

This lecture will present strange phenomena at three different limits: high speeds (speeds approaching the speed of light), large masses (masses much larger than the mass of the Sun) and short lengths (lengths shorter than the radius of the hydrogen atom) which are discovered through the study of the microcosm and the macrocosm. These phenomena are explained by Einstein’s Special and General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, respectively. The understanding of the triple limit of high velocities, short lengths and high energies leads to the necessity of a quantum description of gravity and the unification of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. The foundation of such a theory is one of the most important challenges of theoretical physics today. One candidate theory, String Theory, leads to a two-dimensional holographic description of the Universe. The hologram is created through elementary degrees of freedom at the boundaries of spacetime, whose interactions are governed by the laws of Quantum Theory and Quantum Computing.

The lecture is open to the public.

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