According to new research, the Multiverse – our universe is only one of many universes – may not be as life-like as previously thought.
The question of whether other universes may exist as part of a larger multiverse and whether they can hide life is becoming a focal issue in modern cosmology.
New research now led by the University of Durham in the United Kingdom, the University of Sydney in Australia, the University of Western Sydney, and the University of Western Australia shows that if there is one, life in the entire Multiverse may be common.
The findings were published in two related papers in the peer-reviewed journal “The Royal Astronomical Society Monthly” on May 14, 2018.
This research, in fact, is a multiverse idea that stemmed from the calculation of dark energy by astrophysicists. This is the mysterious power that seems to have accelerated the expansion of our universe.
In the 1980s, astronomers turned to multiverse theory to explain the “lucky little” dark energy in our universe. This small amount of dark energy seems to enable our universe to host life, and most universes in the multiverse can.
In other words, the current theory of the origin of the universe predicts that there are far more dark energy in the universe than we have observed.
However, according to most theories, a large amount of dark energy will cause such rapid expansion that it will dilute the material before any stars, planets or life form.
How to explain this? It may indeed explain this, as Luke Barnes of the University of Western Sydney, the lead author of one of his papers, explains that there may indeed be a multiverse, and we happen to have in this universe:
… a lucky [lottery] ticket.
In other words, we happen to live in a universe. Its dark energy is small enough to form the beautiful galaxies and stars we see and allow us to know its life.
Or something else is happening. This is what other researchers are exploring.
These researchers used computer simulations of the universe produced under the EAGLE project to learn that, contrary to the results of earlier studies, adding dark energy to the universe – even up to hundreds of times the cosmological measurement – will actually only have a certain amount of planetary and planetary formation. Impact.
The researchers said that if this is true, then it is possible to live in the wider universe (if it exists).
Jaime Salcido, a postgraduate student in Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, is lead author on the other newly published papers. He said:
For many physicists, the unexplained but seemingly special amount of dark energy in our universe is a frustrating puzzle.
Our simulations show that even if there was much more dark energy or even very little in the universe then it would only have a minimal effect on star and planet formation, raising the prospect that life could exist throughout the multiverse.
By the way, one of the researchers here – Luke Barnes – is an excellent scientific interpreter. In 2016, he wrote a script for the following video.
Although it does not specifically mention the new research discussed here, it does touch on multiverse thinking… It will give you an understanding of what the physical physicists and cosmologists think today.
Bottom line: New research shows that life might be common throughout the multiverse, if there is a multiverse.