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  • Hypothesis Name: Multiverse
  • Hypothesis Other Names: Many Worlds, Alternate Universes, and Parallel Universes
  • Hypothesis Description: There are multiple universes together in a group
  • Hypothesis Creator: American physicist Hugh Evert III
  • Hypothesis Evidence: None (2010 WMAP data was proven inaccurate)
  • Hypothesis Proponents: Don Page, Max Tegmark, Alan Guth, and Sean Carroll
  • Hypothesis Skeptics: David Gross, David Spergel, Carlo Rovelli, and Adam Frank

14 Multiverse Facts For Kids

  1. Multiverse is the name of a theory that states there is a group of multiple universes instead of just one.
  2. A universe within the multiverse is called a parallel universe or alternate universe.
  3. The idea of the multiverse is simple, there are multiple independent universes that make up our whole physical reality.
  4. The concept of a multiverse was first described as innumerable worlds in the 5th century BCE by Ancient Greek Atomists Democritus and Leucippus.
  5. American philosopher William James in 1895 coined the term multiverse in 1895.
  6. The multiverse theory was first proposed by American physicist Hugh Everett III in 1957 with his many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics.
  7. An inflationary universe is a multiverse created by inflation field collapses that result in the formation of a new universe.
  8. A quilted multiverse is a universe of infinite size, and every possible outcome will occur an infinite number of times.
  9. A quantum multiverse is a group of universes that were created during a diversion event (many-worlds interpretation).
  10. A simulated multiverse is multiple universes existing as a simulation on complex computer systems.
  11. A black hole multiverse is a cosmological model that theorizes our observable universe is the interior of a black hole, and that every black hole contains a different universe, with an infinite feedback loop of universes.
  12. In 2010, data obtained and analyzed from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was believed to show evidence that our Universe collided with another Universe in the past. Further analysis of this data and data from the ESA Planck satellite did not yield any evidence that of a bubble universe collision event.
  13. There are many skeptics of the multiverse theory in the physics community, with some arguing the multiverse is not a scientific hypothesis and instead a philosophical notion.
  14. One of the main arguments against a multiverse is the simple fact there is no way to prove its existence. Right now, our telescopes can only see the light of astronomical bodies and objects that has reached Earth. There are already parts of our Universe we cannot see, and as the Universe expands there will astronomical bodies and objects we can no longer see.

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