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The Holographic principle
There is strong evidence that the area of any surface limits the information content of adjacent spacetime regions, at $1.4\ifmmode\times\else\texttimes\fi{}{10}^{69}$ bits per square meter. This
Quantization of four-form fluxes and dynamical neutralization of the cosmological constant
A four-form gauge flux makes a variable contribution to the cosmological constant. This has often been assumed to take continuous values, but we argue that it has a generalized Dirac quantization
A covariant entropy conjecture
We conjecture the following entropy bound to be valid in all space-times admitted by Einstein's equation: let A be the area of any two-dimensional surface. Let L be a hypersurface generated by
Conformal vacua and entropy in de Sitter space
The de Sitter/conformal field theory (dS/CFT) correspondence is illuminated through an analysis of massive scalar field theory in d-dimensional de Sitter space. We consider a one-parameter family of
Quantum focusing conjecture
We propose a universal inequality that unies the Bousso bound with the classical focussing theorem. Given a surface that need not lie on a horizon, we dene a nite generalized entropy Sgen as the area
Holography in general space-times
We provide a background-independent formulation of the holographic principle. It permits the construction of embedded hypersurfaces (screens) on which the entire bulk information can be stored at a
Positive vacuum energy and the N-bound
We argue that the total observable entropy is bounded by the inverse of the cosmological constant. This holds for all space-times with a positive cosmological constant, including cosmologies
Holographic probabilities in eternal inflation.
  • R. Bousso
  • Physics
    Physical review letters
  • 26 May 2006
It is proposed to estimate the probability for observers to emerge in a given vacuum by the entropy that can be produced in a local patch, which allows for prior-free predictions.
Proof of the Quantum Null Energy Condition
We prove the quantum null energy condition (QNEC), a lower bound on the stress tensor in terms of the second variation in a null direction of the entropy of a region. The QNEC arose previously as a
Proof of a New Area Law in General Relativity
A new relation between the area of a class of surfaces and the thermodynamic entropy has been proven, extending the results of Hawking's 1971 area theorem.