Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own
Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real–and they exist in vast numbers.
What’s more, the scientists behind the theory say the other universes exert a subtle repulsive force on our own universe–and that this force is what makes the quantum realm so mind-bendingly bizarre.
“Any explanation of quantum phenomena is going to be weird, and standard quantum mechanics does not really offer any explanation at all–it just makes predictions for laboratory experiments,” Prof. Howard Wiseman, a physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and one of the creators of the new “many interacting worlds” theory, told The Huffington Post in an email. “Our new explanation…is that there are ordinary (non-quantum) parallel worlds which interact in a particular and subtle way.”
The theory is a new twist on the so-called “many worlds interpretation” of quantum mechanics, which dates back to the 1950s. As Wiseman explained in a written statement issued by the university:
“In the well-known ‘many worlds interpretation,’ each universe branches into a bunch of new universes —> Read More Here