Thursday, 5 February 2009
Holographic Noise: A New Era In Fundamental Physics?
Here's a must read article relating the story of how researchers searching the depths of space to study gravitational waves, may have stumbled on one of the most important discoveries in physics. Craig Hogan, a physicist at Fermilab, is convinced that he has found proof in the data of a gravitational wave detector called GEO600, of a holographic Universe – and that his ideas could explain mysterious noise in the detector data that has not been explained so far.
"In order to test the theory of holographic noise, the frequency of GEO600´s maximum sensitivity will be shifted towards ever higher frequencies. The frequency of maximum sensitivity is the tone that the detector can hear best. It is normally adjusted to offer the best chance for hearing exploding stars or merging black holes."