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Is Our Universe a Holographic Projection? Scientists Use Black Holes, Quantum Computing to Find Out


A visualization of a black hole shows gas swirling around the superdense object.

Credit: Jeremy Schnittman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

What happens inside a black hole — and how does whatever goes on inside relate to the universe outside it? It's a mystery that has evaded scientists for decades. It's also a mystery that could also redefine how we think about the nature of the universe.

In a paper published in the journal PRX Quantum on Feb. 10, physicists applied quantum computers and machine learning — the computational technology that powers facial recognition software and natural language processing — to test a possible connection.

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