The universe in parallel universes, which are not limited to Earth but exist in the same universe, may be a possibility for the first time in history, according to the researchers.
“We see parallel universes as being more than just possibilities for human understanding,” said Michael Wiebe, a theoretical physicist at the University of California, Berkeley and one of the paper’s authors.
“They might also be opportunities for humanity to explore a wider range of possible universes, and for us to understand how these universes are organized.”
In parallel universes created by a singularity — the point where light from a distant point suddenly disappears — there is a vacuum that’s the same everywhere.
If the vacuum is filled with a matter that’s too heavy to be detected by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), it’ll travel through a point called the Big Bang, which happened in about 13.8 billion years.
This time period is called the inflationary era.
In parallel, the universe becomes unstable, and a singular point called a singular black hole can be created, which would be located on the far side of a large galaxy.
The black hole is so massive that it would collapse into an infinitely dense singularity, and then an infinite number of smaller black holes could be created.
“The universe could be split into multiple parallel universes at the Big Black Hole,” Wiebbe said.
In the LHC’s detector at CERN, the particles that make up a proton and a positron are separated in a tunnel.
As they travel through this tunnel, a beam of protons and neutrons can strike the detectors detector at different speeds.
This means that each particle in the beam can travel to the other side of the tunnel, in other words, it’s like a wormhole.
These “wires” of proton and neutron can then be studied.
In this image from the LEP, the detector at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, measures the decay of a prokaryon and a pro-quark.
The particles that form the protons, electrons, and quarks can then travel through the tunnel.
They can be measured in an experiment known as CMS, which has a high sensitivity.
The proton (left) and the electron (right) are separated by the tunnel’s narrow gauge.
The protons (red) are trapped by a strong magnetic field.
The positrons (green) are caught in a superconducting field.
This is the first direct evidence that parallel universes exist.
“This is the most exciting result we’ve seen in the LIGO detectors,” Wiesbe said in a statement.
“This means that parallel dimensions can be detected for the very first time.”
Wiebe said the LigO experiment can detect at least a couple of parallel dimensions, which could help physicists build better theories of the universe, such as theories of dark energy, which he explained in a video from the University College London.
The results could also help scientists explore the role of gravity, which can play a role in the formation of galaxies and the universe.
“The LIGOMP will give us a lot more data and give us more insights into the structure of the Universe,” said Dr. Matthew Halliday, an LIGOPL scientist.
“That’s the goal.”
Wiesbe and Halliday’s paper is titled “A model of a parallel universe in which the Big Bats, the Higgs and the dark matter are entangled.”
In the LSPIRE experiment, researchers are looking at how the particles created by the Lipsitz experiment are entangled with other particles.
“It’s a fascinating study,” said Halliday.
“It gives us a good foundation for our understanding of the nature of dark matter and gravity.”