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Quantization of four-form fluxes and dynamical neutralization of the cosmological constant

- R. Bousso, J. Polchinski
- Physics
- 18 April 2000

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… Expand

1,009 60- PDF

The Holographic principle

- R. Bousso
- Physics
- 12 March 2002

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… Expand

1,180 55- PDF

A covariant entropy conjecture

- R. Bousso
- Physics
- 24 May 1999

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… Expand

605 38- PDF

Conformal vacua and entropy in de Sitter space

- R. Bousso, A. Maloney, A. Strominger
- Physics
- 21 December 2001

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… Expand

290 29- PDF

Quantum focusing conjecture

- R. Bousso, Zachary Kenneth Fisher, Stefan Leichenauer, and Aron C. Wall
- Physics
- 8 June 2015

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… Expand

142 25- PDF

Holography in general space-times

- R. Bousso
- Physics
- 1 June 1999

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… Expand

321 19- PDF

Positive vacuum energy and the N-bound

- R. Bousso
- Physics
- 27 October 2000

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… Expand

204 15- PDF

Holographic probabilities in eternal inflation.

- R. Bousso
- Physics, Medicine
- Physical review letters
- 26 May 2006

In the global description of eternal inflation, probabilities for vacua are notoriously ambiguous. The local point of view is preferred by holography and naturally picks out a simple probability… Expand

153 11- PDF

Proof of the Quantum Null Energy Condition

- R. Bousso, Zachary Kenneth Fisher, Jason Koeller, Stefan Leichenauer, A. Wall
- Physics
- 8 September 2015

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… Expand

118 9- PDF

(Anti)evaporation of Schwarzschild-de Sitter black holes

- R. Bousso, S. Hawking
- Physics
- 30 September 1997

We study the quantum evolution of black holes immersed in a de Sitter background space. For black holes whose size is comparable to that of the cosmological horizon, this process differs… Expand

121 9- PDF