Scientists Propose Possibility of Interactive Parallel Universes
Professor Howard Wiseman, Dr. Michael Hall, both from Griffith University’s Center for Quantum Dynamics, and Dr. Dirk-Andre Deckert from the University of California have proposed a new theory that seeks to make testable the assertion that many interactive parallel universes exist. The research team first published the idea in October of 2014 in the journal Physical Review X, under the title “Quantum Phenomena Modeled by Interactions between Many Classical Worlds," which explains the weirdness of quantum physics by postulating its root cause as interacting parallel universes.
According to the scientists, there are three points that summarize their theory:
- The universe we experience is just one of a gigantic number of worlds. Some are almost identical to ours while most are very different;
- All of these worlds are equally real, exist continuously through time, and possess precisely defined properties;
- All quantum phenomena arise from a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds, which tends to make them more dissimilar.
“The beauty of our approach is that if there is just one world our theory reduces to Newtonian mechanics, while if there is a gigantic number of worlds it reproduces quantum mechanics,” said Dr. Michael Hall. “In between it predicts something new that is neither Newton’s theory nor quantum theory. We also believe that, in providing a new mental picture of quantum effects, it will be useful in planning experiments to test and exploit quantum phenomena.”