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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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Unifying Particle Physics with the Cosmology of the Primordial Universe

Unifying Particle Physics with the Cosmology of the Primordial Universe

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(p.21) 2 Unifying Particle Physics with the Cosmology of the Primordial Universe
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Is the Universe a Hologram?
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José Bernabéu

Adolfo Plasencia

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0002

The dialogue with physicist José Bernabéu firstly looks into why discovery of the Higgs boson has a spiritual dimension and is a great starting point for new discovery. It then moves on to discuss why CERN, the largest laboratory in the world, is the supreme symbol of an advanced Society and a “civilization catalyst”. American, Asian and European physicists working together as equals in a place that is an essential expression of “understanding”; the noblest and most sublime human expression. An explanation then follows about how observation of incredibly small things using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is leading to a new type of physics for explaining unsolved problems, such as the mass of neutrons, matter and dark energy, without losing view of the ‘bigger picture ’in order to widen knowledge of the cosmos. For example with Hubble, where the further away we look, the further back in time we see. Finally, a recent contribution by Bernabéu is discussed which deals with ‘Time-reversal violation with quantum-entangled B mesons’, a consideration of the behavior of elementary particles, as part of the quest to try and understand the intriguing symmetry between the behavior of matter and antimatter.

Keywords:   Physics of the primordial universe, Dark matter, Dark energy, Higgs boson, Copernican revolution, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), European Organization for Nuclear Physics (CERN), Breaking of time-reversal symmetry, Standard Model of particle physics, Arrow of time

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