The World as a Hologram: Black Holes, Information & the Quest for a Unified Theory of Nature

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4 LeConte Hall

Black holes are perhaps the most enigmatic objects in nature. Forged out of the gravitational force, they absorb all matter that falls into them, allowing nothing to escape. Yet, black holes emit a faint glow--as Stephen Hawking first realized, they slowly morph into a cloud of radiation and disappear. So how much information is in the universe? Do space and time end at the edge of a black hole? Come explore these questions and how they may hold the key to the unification of quantum mechanics and gravity.
Raphael Bousso, Professor
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