Category Archives: Raphael Bousso


Scientists’ greatest pleasure comes from theories that derive the solution to some deep puzzle from a small set of simple principles in a surprising way. These explanations are called “beautiful” or “elegant”. Historical examples are Kepler’s explanation of complex planetary … Continue reading

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The World as a Hologram

UC Berkeley’s Raphael Bousso presents a friendly introduction to the ideas behind the holographic principle, which may be very important in the hunt for a theory of quantum gravity. Series: “Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Summer Lecture Series” [3/2006] [Science] [Show … Continue reading

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String Theory Landscape

The theory of strings predicts that the universe might occupy one random “valley” out of a virtually infinite selection of valleys in a vast landscape of possibilities Quantum Effect, however allow a manifold to change state abruptly at some point-to … Continue reading

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The String Theory Landscape, by Raphael Bousso and Joseph Polchinski Given the success of replacing the gravitational force with the dynamics of space and time, why not seek a geometric explanation for the other forces of nature and even for … Continue reading

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