Taxpayers paying for experiment to find out if the universe is a hologram
Do we live in a 2D hologram? Thereβs no short answer, but physicists believe it may be possible. The holographic principle β a property of particle physicsβ string theory β proposes that information about a region of space can be ascertained by the information on the surface that surrounds it β much like you can determine, say, currents in water by the eddies on the surface.
But does this actually mean that our universe is an optical illusion created by light diffraction? Fermilab has just switched on a machine that may help a team of researchers figure it out: the Holometer, the most sensitive instrument ever built to measure the quantum jitter of space.
Add this to the stupid stuff our Government funds list.