Are there an infinite number of universes parallel to our own ? Image Credit: NASA/ESA/ESO
Physicists have put forward a new theory that ties quantum physics to the concept of parallel universes.
The idea that there are a limitless number of alternative versions of our universe running alongside ours in which every possible permutation of events has occurred is something that has existed almost exclusively in the realms of science fiction.
Professor Howard Wiseman and Dr. Michael Hall however have put forward a groundbreaking new theory proposing that parallel universes are not only real but that they interact with one another through a subtle repulsive force.
The physicists believe that this interaction could help to explain the oddities of quantum physics.
"In the well-known ‘Many Worlds Interpretation’, each universe branches into a bunch of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made," said Professor Wiseman.
"All possibilities are therefore realized – in some universes the dinosaur-killing asteroid missed Earth. In others, Australia was colonized by the Portuguese."
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