The late professor Stephen Hawking’s latest research has been revealed, hinting at the possibility of the existence of a “multiverse.” The said study was given to the Journal of High-End Physics ten days before Hawking died. It focuses on the idea of a cosmic paradox, something the late physicist thought of on his own.
In the 1980s, Hawking and US physicist James Hartle developed an idea about the universe’s origins. This theory resolved Einstein’s theory which, despite stating that the universe started 14 billion years ago, did not say how it began.
The physicists’ idea was used to explain how the universe started from nothing. Although it resolved a question, it made another. Physicists studied the design and theorized that the Big Bang might have created an endless number of Universes.
The Hawking-Hartle theory suggested that some of the universes were like our own while others had different events that happened or possibly did not happen just like the extinction of dinosaurs. It also suggested that other worlds might have no Earths, stars, galaxies, and other laws of physics.
However, an issue emerged from the theory which suggested that if there are infinite universes and infinite variations the study cannot predict which world we can find ourselves.
Hawking’s final paper was the result of a 20-year collaboration with Professor Thomas Hertog. Along with Hertog, they theorized that there are only universes that have similar laws of physics as ours.
According to Hertog, their studies “might help researchers detect the presence of other universes by studying the microwave radiation left from the Big Bang.” But, he also said that going to the other universes will not be possible.