Is there a multiverse?
Imagine that there are parallel universes. What do you think, how many of them? And they are very different from the universe in which we live? These and other equally provocative questions searching for answers eminent British scientist Stephen Hawking. Remember the TV series "Journey to the parallel worlds"? It physics student conducted experiments on gravity, but instead of gravity of the machine accidentally invented a portal into a parallel universe. Together with his friends and accidentally got into the portal during movement of the musician, the student began his journey through the countless parallel worlds.
Stephen Hawking, alas, such a portal is not invented. However, co-authored with physicist-theorist Thomas Hertog of the University of Leuven (Belgium), Hawking came up with a method that will allow humanity to answer the burning question - Are there parallel universes?
What is the multiverse?
The first person that implies a multiverse of infinite number of parallel or alternative worlds, became a science fiction writer Michael Moorcock. The saga called "Eternal Champion" Moorcock described about two dozen incarnations of the main character of his works. And the term coined in 1895 by philosopher and psychologist William James, who put him in a totally different meaning - namely, the plasticity of perception of reality (have no idea what he was).
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In spite of the fact that the science fiction idea of parallel worlds and earlier described by many authors, the saga Moorcock breathed new life into the theory of alternative worlds. Starting from the 1970s about the multiverse is not just lazy writing. Soon they were joined by science fiction scientists.
The theory of the multiverse
Supporters of the theory of the multiverse, many famous scientists are today. Among them, American astrophysicist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson, a British theoretical physicist Brian Greene, a Swedish-American astrophysicist and cosmologist Max Tegmark, as well as theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, who wrote about the parallel worlds of the same book. In it Dr. Kaku speculates about the structure of the universe and tells what the modern physics.
Despite such notable supporters of the multiverse theory - the cause of controversy in the scientific community. We can as much as necessary to reflect on the countless versions of themselves, living in parallel worlds, but the fact is that no one yet can not prove or disprove. Today, thanks to the work of a suicide Stephen Hawking, we finally have the opportunity to learn the truth.
It should be noted that, in its scientific work of physics is based on today's predominant theory of the Big Bang.
The echo of the Big Bang
Hawking and Hertog propose to send into space to probe deep space exploration. As planned by the scientists on a spacecraft dedicated detector for the collection of information should be established. But where are they going to look for her?
Big Bang gave birth to the universe almost 13, 5 billion years ago. Since it is continuously expanded and cooled. Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog developed a theoretical model in which the universe expands infinitely and presented it in the form of a two-dimensional hologram.
So according to Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog looks multiverse. When scientists started to work, both believed that all the parallel universes are very different from each other. But in the course of the study concluded that the most likely of all the parallel worlds are the same laws of physics, so they do not differ much from each other.
It turns out that if this morning in our universe, you drink coffee in the parallel may well have to drink orange juice. No unusual forms of life there seems to be no. Just another you and orange juice. Provided that you exist in this parallel universe, of course.
But back to the Big Bang. Among the huge amount of energy and radiation emerging from the explosion in the first seconds after it emerged CMB. It is believed that the cosmic microwave background radiation (which is often referred to as the microwave background radiation), envelop our entire universe. Thus, it has a lot to tell us about its history.
Stephen Hawking and his co-author suggest that multivslennaya, if it exists, must have left a trace in the CMB. It and will have to find a special detector mounted on the spacecraft. Or discover - that, in turn, would mean that there are no parallel universes exist.
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