Quantum Mechanics, Gravity, and the Multiverse

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Nomura, Yasunori;
(2012)
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | High Energy Physics - Theory | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics | Quantum Physics
    arxiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | Physics::History of Physics | Physics::Popular Physics

The discovery of accelerating expansion of the universe has led us to take the dramatic view that our universe may be one of the many universes in which low energy physical laws take different forms: the multiverse. I explain why/how this view is supported both observat... View more
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