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Parallel Universes on Sunday Evening

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About two months ago, a few popular science magazines and newspapers reported on a new discovery of a proof that parallel universes exist. Dr Deutsch, a mathematician from University of Oxford, seemingly found the proof for something which only existed in theories so far: parallel universes — infinitely many universes only a hair’s breadth apart from our reality, floating in the 11th dimension.

However, I had no idea if this is actually a true story or just a somewhat sensational report on a paper somebody didn’t understand. Since I don’t trust newspapers and since my knowledge of quantum mechanics is limited to wikipedia-depth I thought I’ll ask those who should know: Our physics department has its own Centre for Research in String Theory. Cool, isn’t it? So, I picked the head of this group and decided to write him a mail with my fundamental questions.

Now, after 1.5 months, I still haven’t received a reply 😦 .

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Written by jk

December 23, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Posted in english, QMUL

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  1. In a parallel universe, your mail did not get lost.

    I’m wondering if we could access or in any way interact with these parallel universes, even in theory? If not, then they might as well not exist for us, since they are “outside” our universe for all purposes. It would be like knowing that there’s a world outside the box we are in, but we can never open the box.

    Slinky

    December 30, 2007 at 10:57 pm

  2. Yes, apparently, if they exist, there are theoretical ideas how to communicate to different universes: Through gravity.

    jonny

    December 30, 2007 at 11:02 pm


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