Just before he died, Stephen Hawking predicted the 'end of the universe'

Kelvin Reese
March 20, 2018

According to the The Sunday Times, this new research, which is now under review by a Scientific publication, provides a way to test it through experiments. Hawking's multiverse theory states that our universe is one of many others in existence caused by the Big Bang. But it does not rule out that in the meantime scientists will eventually be able to find alternative universes using spacecraft using special instruments.

The no-boundary theory describes how the earth came to the plain of existence during the Big Bang. His co-author Professor Thomas Hertog, of KU Leuven University in Belgium, says that the work is so important that Hawking could have received a Nobel Prize had he not passed away last week.

This final paper by Hawking also predicts that the ultimate fate of our universe is simply to fade into blackness as all its stars run out of energy.

Under the theory, it instantaneously expanded from a tiny point into the prototype of the universe we see today - a process known as inflation.

But, the model also threw up the perplexing and unmeasurable possibilities of an infinite number of Big Bangs, and in effect the possibility of each creating their own universe, in a large "multiverse". Things can get out of a black hole, both to the outside, and possibly, to another universe.

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According to The Sunday Times, the contents of the paper sets out the mathematics necessary for a deep-space probe to collect evidence which might prove that other universes exist.

Reportedly, it's the sort of work which could receive a Nobel prize, something which Stephen never had - unfortunately, they are not awarded posthumously. Professor Neil Turok, the director of Canada's Perimeter Institute, was confused why Hawking found the theory appealing.

The idea, notes Hertog, was to "transform the idea of a multiverse into a testable scientific framework".

The report mentions that if this theory holds true and the existence of parallel universes is proven scientifically, Hertog will be eligible for a Nobel.

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