Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes. Alex Vilenkin, Author. Hill & Wang $24 (p) ISBN Many Worlds in One has ratings and 20 reviews. John said: I’m not sure who is the better scientist, but in terms of the prose required to address thi. RENOWNED cosmologist Alex Vilenkin, who is director of the Tufts University Institute of Cosmology in Massachusetts is known for his theory.

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Hoyle showed that other mechanisms would not work. The response I got from other colleagues was also less than enthusiastic. We get a better idea of what he means on p.

But no, this book is full of “explanations” of this kind. Dan rated it it was amazing Feb 20, This is guesswork, extending it to the unobservable is merely too far-fetched, too speculative, and pointless.

Any help with finding it? Loeb has taken care of that. In the book, Vilenkin does an outstanding job at describing what a true vacuum is, a false vacuum, Negative vacuum, The Scalar Field, density perturbations, Inflationary Process and etc.

And not all forms of inflation are compatible with eternal-ness. I am not a regular Times reader. One has every reason to expect to find evidence of planet formation in dwarf galaxies just as one finds it in our own galaxy. The best use for the anthropic principle is to keep us from assuming that an apparent symmetry is exact. I do appreciate you taking time to respond.

The Idea of counting vacuas is not death, it was solved.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. July 5, at 9: The writing is clear, the tone is appealing, and the science is discussed in an honest way, by a master who loves the subject.

First, we will need to map the landscape. It is a perfectly logically possibility that some features of our universe are anthropically determined.

At an early epoch when the universe was in a state of false vacuum the matter density was insufficient to balance the universe in a static gilenkin, at this time repulsive gravity of the false vacuum may have prevailed leading the universe into a frenzied expansion with much of the space occupied by false vacuum. I find it very disturbing when people present things like eternal inflation as just-about-certain when they are nothing of the sort.

This is no different from the problem of the cosmic variance problemthe namesake of this blog. First comes a description of eternal inflation. We were not the only ones to notice this….

There is no escape, they have to face the problem of a cosmic beginning. I will try to make the book easy to read and maximally entertaining, using the story of my personal quest as a backdrop for discussion of the scientific ideas. We will also need to estimate the probabilities for bubbles of one vacuum to form amidst another vacuum. Registration only takes a few minutes to complete.

Books of the Week. Vlienkin 16, at 2: No, but at least it is compatible with current scientific knowledge, no conflict with evolution etc.

Worlsd 4, at 6: But Vilenkin confines his discussion of it to a chapter and a few other comments here and thereand presents his central thesis without relying on the landscape. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is so much easier to be a crackpot, peter! July 2, at 4: Even if manny want nothing else but an excellent discussion of modern cosmology, it is well worth a read.


Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes

Of course science provides a way to answer that: Published July 10th by Hill and Wang first published You have one such measurement…. If it is unobservable, that means it’s not going to have any causal link to us, so why even bother?

We cannot observe other big bangs, nor can we observe distant inflating regions. He also describes the reaction to his anthropic arguments back during the years when these were not all the rage like they are now: There used to be a time when finding that something was unbelievably rare was regarded as good reason for ignoring that possibility….

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Existing technology enables to check whether planets form in nearby dwarf galaxies and globular clusters by searching for microlensing or transit events of background stars.

What does Mark think? None Dare Call It Reason: False vacuum regions multiply expand much faster than they decay.