Stephen Hawking died on March 14, 2018 at the age of 76. Just two weeks before his passing, he presented his final article that will surprise you. Hawking’s paper was published in 2018 in the ARXIV archive for Cornell University.
The last article of the physicist was called “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation.” According to this theory, the universe would eventually end when stars run out of energy.
But Hawking also theorised in his final work that scientists could find alternate universes using probes on space ships, allowing humans to form an even better understanding of our own universe, what else is out there and our place in the cosmos.
According to Hawking, scientists trying to understand our universe can work to find alternative universes.
Hawking and Professor Thomas Hertog of CU Leuven University in Belgium worked together on this article.
“He was often nominated for the Nobel Prize and should have received it. Now he never can,” Hertog explained to The Sunday Times. He claimed that Hawking “would have won the Nobel Prize” for his latest work if he had been alive to receive it.
In the article, Hertog and Hawking go into detail about the multiverse, explaining that our universe is one of many. They also believe that there is a fingerprint of other multiverses that can be detected in the background radiation of the universe.
In addition, Hertog explained that the Big Bang of our universe was accompanied by the Big Bang of other universes.
“Gradually, we realized that the model describes not one, but an infinite number of universes,” Hertog said.
“Cosmologists call this the multiverse—an ensemble of universes that exist in parallel.”
This article not only explains the theory of the multiverse and gives some clues and provides the mathematics that scientists need to investigate more deeply and perhaps even find evidence for the theory of the multiverse.
The multiverse is a hypothetical group of multiple universes. The different universes within the multiverse are called “parallel universes”, “other universes”, “alternate universes”, or “many worlds”.