Brian Greene on Parallel Universes and the Cosmos

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Physicist Brian Greene discusses whether our universe is the only universe and explains recent science that shows our universe may be just one among many. His book The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos is a far-reaching survey of cutting-edge physics and a remarkable journey to the very edge of reality. He shows the range of different “multiverse” theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space.


Brian Greene

Comments [8]

Leo Vuyk from netherlands

Why we need a multiverse?
Schroedingers cat and our Free Will.

Most Physical Theories accept that our universe is the most macroscopic
"Closed System", created by a Big Bang process which need to incorporate
a so called "broken symmetry" and is in Quantum Mechanical terms plagued
by observer- and measurement problems, because each phenomenon (or
wavefunction collapse) requires an observer. However if we assume that
there was no "broken symmetry" in the Big Bang process, then our
universe could be not a single-, but a multiple anti-symmetric "closed
system" of spatial separated bubbles of (anti-mirror symmetric) COPY
universes, with only one anti-mirror symmetrical reality, synchronized
by an, observer-observed dual EPR correlated system (subject-object)
what is called "Big Bang entanglement" (BBE).

Schroedingers Cat.
Thus this BBE system is supposed to solve all observer- and measurement
problems as is still an ongoing discussion in physics called the Schroedingers Cat problem.
If we assume that the vacuum has "chirality", left or right handed,
which is supposed to be opposite inside dual Matter-Anti
Matter-universes, then there is no need for a large scale annihilation
of matter/anti-matter in the multiple (Big) Bang process, because then,
the vacuum itself is the origin of matter or anti-matter creation.

If BBE is interpreted as a complex, non-local instantaneous Einstein
Podolski and Rosen (EPR) guided "wavefunction collapse system" and a
continuous particle guiding system acting between dual anti-mirror
universes, then these universes will stay always each others anti-mirror
COPY universes. Thus these anti-copy universes must be interpreted as
spatial separated subsystems entangled by BBE.
It is supposed that only subtle oscillatory floatation differences or
phase shifts are needed between the EPR correlated anti-copy particles
living in these anti-universes, to make an alternate observer and
observed dual system possible, as is required by Quantum Mechanics.
Thus BBE is supposed to create a symmetric two-way mutual influence between
these entangled anti-copy universes on the quantum level.
As the ultimate consequence of this new Anti-Symmetrical reality, it
will be a real shock to accept the idea that, we humans can have no
SINGULAR private Self. We have to accept that the Private Singular Self
is a Cartesian illusion, because all elementary particles and even the
"Self" should have a long range "non-local" instantaneous two-way mutual
"action at a distance" between dual alternate object-subject related
anti-symmetric copy humans. Famous "free will" experiments made by
Benjamin Libet are supposed to be the tell tales of this phenomenon.


Feb. 07 2011 06:38 PM
R.Jesse Manning from of all places, New Jersey

Finally physics/ mathematics is paying attention to "the weak force" which is in reality, a major player in how the universe works. Thank you for a most interesting show!

Jan. 25 2011 01:08 PM
Avril from NJ

that show was fantastic but I have the big time hee-bee-jee-bees now.

Jan. 25 2011 12:47 PM
Eric from Fairfield, NJ

Please do more shows like this Leonard.

Lovin' it! :)

Jan. 25 2011 12:40 PM
Amy from Manhattan

talia, I think it means that everything that can happen will *in 1 universe or another*, not all in this universe. So the reason to do all the things you ask about is to keep the terrifying things from happening in *our* universe.

Jan. 25 2011 12:37 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I'd mostly been hearing about other (potential) universes that were almost exactly the same as ours. But it sounds as if Brian Greene is saying that the similar universes are just a small proportion of all the universes, most of which are somewhat different to extremely different from ours--which makes more sense to me.

Jan. 25 2011 12:33 PM

Brain, this science always leave me thrilled but ... terrified.

Everything that can happen to me (you, eveyone) will? Everything?

SO... why fight bad guys? Why feed the poor? Why fix mistakes? Why learn?

Jan. 25 2011 12:31 PM
Matt WYcoff from Brooklyn

Could you please ask Mr. Greene (I'm a huge fan) to comment on Julian Barbour's theory in his book "The End of Time," which theorizes that time is an impression of how we experience singular moments (distinct positions of the universe) and does not actually exist, and what this theory might have to do with the idea of parallel universes?

Jan. 25 2011 12:10 PM

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