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BBC Horizon - Parallel Universes (2002)

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Parallel Universes (2002) - BBC Horizon


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BBC Two 9.00pm Thursday 14 February 2002

Everything you're about to read here seems impossible and insane, beyond science fiction.
Yet it's all true.

Scientists now believe there may really be a parallel universe - in fact, there may be
an infinite number of parallel universes, and we just happen to live in one of them.
These other universes contain space, time and strange forms of exotic matter.
Some of them may even contain you, in a slightly different form.

Astonishingly, scientists believe that these parallel universes exist less than one
millimetre away from us. In fact, our gravity is just a weak signal leaking out of
another universe into ours.

The same but different

For years parallel universes were a staple of the Twilight Zone. Science fiction
writers loved to speculate on the possible other universes which might exist.
In one, they said, Elvis Presley might still be alive or in another the British
Empire might still be going strong. Serious scientists dismissed all this speculation
as absurd. But now it seems the speculation wasn't absurd enough. Parallel universes
really do exist and they are much stranger than even the science fiction writers dared
to imagine.

Greater dimensions

It all started when superstring theory, hyperspace and dark matter made physicists
realise that the three dimensions we thought described the Universe weren't enough.
There are actually 11 dimensions. By the time they had finished they'd come to the
conclusion that our Universe is just one bubble among an infinite number of membranous
bubbles which ripple as they wobble through the eleventh dimension.

A creative touch

Now imagine what might happen if two such bubble universes touched. Neil Turok from
Cambridge, Burt Ovrut from the University of Pennsylvania and Paul Steinhardt from Princeton
believe that has happened. The result? A very big bang indeed and a new universe
was born - our Universe. The idea has shocked the scientific community; it turns the
conventional Big Bang theory on its head. It may well be that the Big Bang wasn't really
the beginning of everything after all. Time and space all existed before it. In fact
Big Bangs may happen all the time.

Of course this extraordinary story about the origin of our Universe has one alarming
implication. If a collision started our Universe, could it happen again? Anything is
possible in this extra-dimensional cosmos. Perhaps out there in space there is another
universe heading directly towards us - it may only be a matter of time before we collide.

Michio Kaku went online to chat about parallel universes. Read his answers to your questions
in the BBC Space site.

Princeton University - Prof Paul Steinhardt

Dr Michio Kaku

Superstring phenomenology and the brane-world

Hyperspace: a scientific odyssey through parallel universes, time warps and the tenth

Michio Kaku
The Elegant Universe: superstrings, hidden dimensions and the quest for the ultimate theory

Brian Greene
Parallel Universes: the search for other worlds

Fred Alan Wolf
The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking
Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

Edwin Abbott Abbott, Kendahl J Jubb. 19th century fiction, first published in 1884.

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Postby spudthedestroyer on Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:47 am

Can't say no to horizon :)
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