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Stephen Hawking Predicted The End Of The World In His Last Research Paper Submitted Two Weeks Before His Death

March 20, 2018 10:16

Stephen Hawking, a renowned British scientist and a genius in his own field, submitted a controversial research paper just two weeks before he passed away.

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Professor Hawking died “peacefully” last week at 76 years old at his home in Cambridge. But it has been revealed that he was working on his deathbed to finish his last paper. As it was said by his co-author professor Thomas Hertog, the scientist would have won a Nobel Prize for the research he competed. The study predicts the end of the world and tells how scientists could detect evidence of another universe.

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A ground-breaking work shows the math calculations needed for a Star Trek-style space probe to find experimental evidence for the existence of a "multiverse".

Multiverse is a set of different possible universes in one of which we live. The idea was suggested by Isaac Newton in 1704.

If by using Hawking’s calculations the evidence of this theory was found when he was alive, he would have won a Nobel Prize and changed the course of cosmic science.

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His latest work was focused around the question that had bothered him for 35 years. The professor first mentioned the idea of multiverse in his ‘no boundary theory’ in 1983. In his final research, Hawking and professor of theoretical psychics Thomas Hertog explored how these universes could be detected using a probe on a spaceship.

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The paper also predicted the end of the world, as our universe would eventually fade into blackness when the stars run out of energy. Hertog told in his interview with the Sunday Times:

He has often been nominated for the Nobel Prize and should have won it. Now he never can.

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The theory received a mixed feedback but some of the professor’s peers named it as ‘what cosmology needed’. Carlos Frenk, professor of cosmology at Durham University, commented:

The intriguing idea in Hawking’s paper is that [the multiverse] left its imprint on the background radiation permeating our universe and we could measure it with a detector on a spaceship.

According to Frenk, if the evidence of the existence of other universes could be found, it would completely change our understanding of the place we hold in the cosmos.

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