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The Holographic Universe

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Science  23 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5427, pp. 515
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5427.515

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Black holes have turned out to be fertile ground for extending string theory and demonstrating its connections to known physics (see main text). Along the way, string theorists may have solved a puzzle posed by black holes: the question of what happens to information that falls into a black hole.