A Multiverse - o multiverses in a hyperspace could just be different fluctuations within one big hyperspace o values of physical constants could

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A Multiverse Heisenberg Uncertainty Princple – says we can make an observation, the product of the uncertatinties in energy and time duration is constrained by certain equation o must be bigger than Planck’s constant virtual particles of energy can appear spontaneously for a time o may be a temporary quantum violation of the classical law of conservation of energy not so if the energy is borrowed from the vacuum If this happened once – why couldn’t it happen again? o quantum physics said it probably happened o quantum fluctuations out of “nothing” o regions of different broken symmetry in an inflating universe
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Unformatted text preview: o multiverses in a hyperspace could just be different fluctuations within one big hyperspace o values of physical constants could differ o eternal inflation – an inflating domain produces new inflating domain with in, due to quantum fluctuations chaotic eternal inflation • A universe finely tuned for life o early expansion rate o strength of weak nuclear force o strength of nuclear force o strength of gravity vs. EM o nuclear resonances o various particle masses: neutron vs. proton, proton vs. electron • F, G, and K stars are most likely to have life around them...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ASTRO C 10 taught by Professor Filippenko during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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