Stephen Hawking, a British physicist who died on March 14, would have presented a research paper two weeks before his death in which he lays the theoretical foundations to discover a parallel universe and predicts the end of the universe's existence.
“A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?”Is the name of the article presented and that can be consulted in the directory of Cornell University (United States).
According to the British newspaper The Sunday Times, the work was completed "on his deathbed" and will be officially published in a renowned scientific journal after approval.
The multiverses and the end of the universe
The research reveals how humanity could detect the experimental evidence of a multiverse exposing the mathematical tools necessary for a space probe to be able to discover its existence. Likewise, it also predicts that the ultimate destiny of our universe is to eventually fade into darkness as all the stars deplete their energy.
Thomas Hertog, co-author of the work, assures that this theory aims to “transform the idea of a multi-universe into a testable scientific framework”. Actually, "this is an improved version of Hawking's original model of the Big Bang, which he and James Hartle presented in 1983," said Thomas Hertog, co-author of the article, from the University of Leuven (Belgium) to the webIFLScience. “Little by little we realized that the model describes infinite universes. Cosmologists call this set of universes that exist in parallel, multiverse, ”adds Hertog.
Hertog, a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Leuven in Belgium, says he met personally with Hawking for final approval before submitting the document for review.
"I could have won the Nobel Prize"
"If such evidence had been found while he was alive, it could have put Hawking on the path to the Nobel Prize, which he had wanted for so long," the publication emphasizes. Unfortunately, this recognition cannot be awarded posthumously.
Stephen Hawking was considered by many to be a unique genius and the most brilliant physicist since Albert Einstein. However, some of the theoretical scientific discoveries he made in the field of cosmology, and especially in the study of black holes, could not be confirmed by observational data, which took him away from the possibility of winning a Nobel.
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