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holographic hypothesis




A hypothesis of quantum gravity postulating that it is possible to obtain information about the bulk of the system, such as a black hole, from the surface of that system. This principle was suggested as a general feature of quantum gravity in the mid-1990s and found to hold in superstring theory a few years later.


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