Bekenstein bound


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Bekenstein bound

A result that relates the area of a surface and the maximum amount of information about the Universe on one side of the surface that can pass through to an observer on the other side. It states that the number of bits of information an observer can gain must be less than or equal to one quarter of the surface area in Planck units. This result is related to the entropy of black holes since entropy is related to both information theory and the area of the event horizon of a black hole. The Bekenstein bound was derived and discussed by Jacob Bekenstein in papers he wrote in the mid 1970s but its importance was not appreciated until 20 years later.
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Similarly, in Haranas and Gkigkitzis [15], the authors examine the Bekenstein bound of information number N and its relation to cosmological parameters in a universe, where in Gkigkitzis et al.
Our result is in agreement with that of Lloyd [23] and Davies [33] where the author predicts that this is equal to the maximum number of bits registered by the universe using matter, energy, and gravity, and it is found with the help of the Bekenstein bound and the holographic principle to the universe as a whole.
This maximum is known as the Bekenstein bound, being the upper bound on the entropy and thus on the number of bits of information that a given volume with finite total energy can contain.
The Bekenstein bound is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.