Questions tagged [multiverse]

A hypothetical group of multiple universes, each of which would comprise everything that is experimentally accessible by a connected community of observers.

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Are frequency and likelihood the same across the multiverse?

My probability text distinguishes between two interpretations of probability values: the frequency of occurrence "as percentage of success in a moderately large number of similar situations" (coin ...
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What is the theoretical geometry of bubble universes?

My research has led me to look into the idea of bubble universes which I don't know very much about. The first thing that I am looking for is understanding or visualising how could many bubbles co-...
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Multiverse explanation of fine tuning of cosmic constants

Physicists proposed the idea of multiverses to explain extraordinary fine tuning of the cosmic constant and physical laws which is essential for rise of life on earth. Is there any experiment that ...
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Fine tuning: why is multiverse with anthropic principle considered a better explanation than anthropic principle alone?

I got the impression from several public lectures that, when it comes to the fine tuning problem, physicists tend to give multiverse together with anthropic principle as a plausible solution, but ...
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Meaning of probability in a multiverse/a many-world interpretation?

Consider me tossing a coin and I got tail as a result on observing it. Then, what would be the result of the 'parallel me' in another universe? If the 'parallel me' gets head as a result then, ...
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Can parallel universes constitute the missing mass aka dark matter? [closed]

If parallel universe theory is true and if indeed there is gravitation leakage from 1 universe to the other, there would be infinite number of universes and thus unimaginable amount leakage would ...
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Does the warp drive theorically allows travels between other universes? [closed]

Does the warp drive allow to travel between universes? Even in a level 2 multiverse?
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Question on communication between universes in a level 1 multiverse

Can matter, energy, or information travel from one universe to another in a Level I Multiverse? That is, is there any communication between Hubble volumes in an eternal inflation-induced multiverse?
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Poincare recurrence and the multiverse

In this paper Susskind claims that a stable de Sitter universe is problematic (among other things) due to the existence of Poincare recurrence, which happen because of finite entropy. I disagree that ...
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If the multiverse theory is true, can there be a Universe where there are different laws of physics?

This is probably a very difficult question. But my question is essentially this, if there are other Universes can different laws of physics exist in those Universes and if so, can't there be a ...
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Can the multiverse theory be tested by gravity waves?

I was wondering if the presence of multiverse could be detected by the fact that there is probably matter disturbing space-time that would cross boundaries?
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Causal structure of the inflationary multiverse

In the multiverse as it is described by eternal inflation, it is not clear to me what is its causal structure and in particular if the bubble-universes are causally connected. We start from a de-...
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A question to the theory of multiverse

Guys I couldn't catch a point of multiverse theory.. Theory: If space-time goes on forever, then it must start repeating at some point, because there are a finite number of ways particles can be ...
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Multiverse theory and infinite individuals

I read an article about possibility of existence of multiverse and came up with a conflicting view with one of the sentences written in the article which goes as follows: "If space-time goes on ...
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Cardinality of the Universes Set

No expert by any means, but sometimes, in different contexts the term multiverse used. In quantum mechanics, some say that it is possible that there are actually many universes where all the possible ...
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Is there any theory about extra-Universal place? [closed]

I mean you can probably imagine cells and extracellular space between them. In biology some things can go through the cell membrane in and out. What if universe/s are "similar" and some form of "...
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Is it possible that a black hole sucks energy that is the origin of another universes big bang?

The universe expanded from nothing, right? And black holes may be a "gate" to parallel universes, is it possible that stars that is being sucked in by black holes in our universe may be the origin of ...
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Where do black holes go?

According to many physicists, any matter near a black hole is obviously gravitated towards it, and transported to a parallel universe. As far as i know, black holes are made up of material particles, ...
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Finite amount of matter and space

(Please bear with me.) If the universe included multi-universes, and black holes transferred matter between them, AND yet there was a large, but FINITE amount of matter and space, How would that max-...
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The argument for cosmological natural selection

I am reading Smolin's book Life of the Cosmos. One part which I can hardly understand is the argument for cosmological natural selection as a scientific principle. Smolin keeps on saying that ...
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According to wave function collapse you only have one outcome, so what happens to the other superpositions?

If the superpositions of a wave function are not needed because only one of the superpositions is allowed, what happens to the eigenvalues of the "null" superpositions? Is the energy transferred ...
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Existence of time in some other universe [closed]

Is it necessary that time should exist in another universe if it (universe) is there? How do we perceive timelessness?
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Parallel universe and Infinite monkey theorem [closed]

Is the Infinite monkey theorem helpful for determining the existence of the very same our universe somewhere else?
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The meaning of multiverse

A) I am intrigued by the multiverse theory as mentioned in Stephen Hawking's new book, "The Grand Design". According to his theory, one can have different 'universes' in one ultimate existence, a '...
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What is the difference between parallel universe and multiverse?

What is the difference between parallel universe and multiverse? Is it parallel universe or universes?
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How could we experience multiverse through cosmic background radiation?

I'm reading a book about string theory, and it tells me in the future it could be possible to detect existence of other bubble universes through cosmic background radiation. If true, what could we ...
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Is our universe the only universe out there or are there also other possible universes?

There is the specific universe we live in, the "actual" universe with planet Earth, humans evolving, and us discussing metaphysical debates on physics.se in 2012, etc. There might or might not also ...
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How do we prove the existence of a multiverse?

How do we prove that a multiverse exists? Scientists are talking about our universe not being the only universe, but even if that is true, how can we prove the existence of multiverse? We are being '...
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The multiverse of eternal inflation

I don't have a clear picture of what is "by definition" the multiverse appearing in the models of eternal inflation. A long time ago I heard that it is a quantum state, but in the cosmology books I ...
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A question about multiverse

I have a question that I would like to ask here since I'm not an expert or any near to that. Actually I just came up with this question when I was watching The fabric of cosmos. I couldn't find where ...
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Parallel universes: are there an infinite amount of universes? [closed]

Parallel universe: in every universe, you are presented with a different decision. Does that mean there are an infinite amount of parallel universes? I.e., if in one universe I choose to go left, I am ...
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Could there be more universes?

In the documentary: "Curiosity - Did God Create the Universe (on YouTube)", theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking states that time did not exist before the big bang. The first ...
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Is eternal inflation and the multiverse compatible with causal patch complementarity?

The argument for eternal inflation is we have some patch of metastable vacuum with positive cosmological constant, and so it expands exponentially a la de Sitter. Most of the patch decays to something ...
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Experimental evidence for parallel universes/multiverses

My idea of physics is that it is a collection of mathematical laws relating observables. And that one can perform alot of mathematical derivations on these laws to produce new laws between observables....
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Is the "Great Attractor" an indicator of the "Multiverse"?

I have heard a bit about the Great Attractor (the gravitational anomaly that seems to be "sweeping" our universe in one direction). Someone (and forgive me, I do not recall the specifics) has ...
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Are many-worlds and the multiverse really the same thing?

Are many-worlds and the multiverse really the same thing? Not too long ago, Susskind and Bousso uploaded the article "The Multiverse Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics" with the thesis that the many-...
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Is it physically meaningful to talk about the arrow of time in other universes?

The arrow of time is a concept that has been around for a while. In modern cosmology, it has been argued that there may be different arrows of time in other universes. Since these are also ...
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Undergraduate-friendly reading material on the multiverse?

I'll be teaching a seminar for first-year undergraduates next year. The idea of my university's first-year seminar program is to expose students to exciting ideas and important texts in a somewhat ...

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