Stephen Hawking had submitted his final scientific article just two weeks before his death. In this article, he laid the theoretical bases for the discovery of a parallel universe. This potentially revolutionary article should soon be published.
Around 15 days before his death on the 14th March, and at the age of 76, Stephen Hawking co-authored a mathematics article dealing with the theory of the “multiverse”, which predicts the existence not only of one unique universe, but of numerous universes other than our own. The final revisions of the paper, entitled A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation, were made on the 4th March, just ten days before Hawking’s death. And according to The Sunday Times, the study should soon be published.
Also according to The Sunday Times, the article contains the necessary mathematical data to send a probe far into space, to gather proof of the existence of other universes. This highly theoretical work stipulates that proof of the existence of the multiverse should be measurable in the background radiation dating back to the beginning of the universe. Thomas Hertog, professor of physics and co-author of the article with Hawking, declared that the document aimed to “transform the idea of a multiverse into a testable scientific framework”. Hertog, who works for the KU Leuven University in Belgium, also said to the Sunday Times that he had met with Stephen Hawking in person to get the final approval before submitting the paper.
So will we soon have a revolutionary mathematical framework at our disposition, which would allow us to test for the existence of other universes? Our universe may be only one among how many others? Stephen Hawking appears to have had his own ideas in this regard. We should also note that his final theory highlights not only the exciting prospect of finding proof that other universes exist, but it also makes a sobering prediction. This prediction is that the Universe will become so dark that the galaxies and stars will distance themselves from one another. In order to read it all, we must wait another little while.