Stephen Hawking’s last paper on multiverse can open new possibilities towards an array of universes alongside ours. According to the research paper titled “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation” co-authored by Stephen Hawking and Thomas Hertog was revealed recently after it went for its final revision on March 4, 10 days before the popular theoretical physicist died at his home in Cambridge. Speaking about the paper, it discusses the possibilities of the multiverse theory and how we can gather data of its existence bundled in a mathematical expression.
According to the Thomas Hertog, a Belgian professor and co-author of the paper who assisted Stephen Hawking in his last paper, they both set out to find the proof of the existence of the multiverse theory and how what calculations will a space probe require gathering information about it. The paper discusses the possibilities of a deep space probe equipped with the right instruments and sensors that will gaze upon and capture data about the background radiation of the universe dating back to its origin which can explain the existence of parallel universes that lies alongside universe.
The paper was originally posted on July 24, 2017, after which, Hawking and Hertog revised it and submitted the revised paper on March 4, 2018. The research paper will soon publish in a scientific journal, however, there is no information available about the journal. Before submitting the latest revision, Thomas took blessings from Hawking stating that the paper would be submitted only if everything is right according to Hawking.
The paper captures the framework for a probe under its mathematical equations and if it turns out to be correct, there is a strong chance that Hertog will receive a Nobel prize for his contributions. However, Stephen Hawking will not be eligible for this prestigious prize since, for that, he must have to be alive since Nobel Prize is given to those who are alive. Also, there is a condition where the prize is given to those whose theory has been proven and that is what seems odd here. Even with the accurate calculations, the technology present now is unable to unravel the existence of parallel universes which is a well-renowned theory.
Stephen Hawking, a great theoretical physicist never won any Nobel Prize for his theories. The problem exists within the available technology now that deems insufficient to otherwise sound mathematically and scientifically accurate theories published by Hawking. Thomas Hertog expressed his sadness with the fact that Hawking wouldn’t receive a Nobel due to the many reasons aforementioned.
Stephen Hawking has published a number of books on physics, the universe and its mysteries as well as his own autobiography. His book ‘A Brief History of Time (1988)’ ignited the minds of millions towards cosmology. The date of publish of this research paper isn’t out now. Stay tuned and stay informed with latest Science and Space related discoveries, news, and more only at The TeCake.