According to recent discoveries done by physicists and astronomers, our universe might not be the only one out there. Certain evidence gives rise to the idea that it is part of something bigger: the multiverse.
In “The Hidden Reality”, theoretical physicist Brian Greene discusses all of the current hot topics in cosmology: from the quantum mechanical to the brain, to us living in a Matrixstyle computer simulation, Greene illustrates a number of possibilities for parallel universes of various kinds. These possibilities even include places where duplicates of Earth exist, to places where the very laws of reality are stunningly different. String Theory, the contentious, complicated and convoluted mathematics that describe one dimensional strings as the fundamental building block of everything, are our tools and guideposts for exploring these possible multiverses. There are many of us thinking of one version of a parallel universe theory or another, Greene notes: “If it’s all a lot of nonsense,then it’s a lot of wasted effort going into this far-out idea. But if this idea is correct, it is a fantastic upheaval in our understanding.”
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos is available in the UA Library