The holographic spacetime model of cosmology

Tom Banks, W. Fischler

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This essay outlines the Holographic Spacetime (HST) theory of cosmology and its relation to conventional theories of inflation. The predictions of the theory are compatible with observations, and one must hope for data on primordial gravitational waves or non-Gaussian fluctuations to distinguish it from conventional models. The model predicts an early era of structure formation, prior to the Big Bang. Understanding the fate of those structures requires complicated simulations that have not yet been done. The result of those calculations might falsify the model, or might provide a very economical framework for explaining dark matter and the generation of the baryon asymmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1846005
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Holographic spacetime
  • cosmology
  • inflation

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