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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Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes

Jul 28, Brian Bloom rated it really liked it. Many Worlds ine One: D R Lunsford says: Unless you really have something new to say, please resist the temptation to start rehashing various aspects of the anthropic principle every time the landscape gets mentioned here. There are an infinite number of possible vilenkkn, and trying to make this finite so one can do statistics requires putting in cutoffs, with results then strongly depending on the cutoff.

The Best Books of But no, this book is full of “explanations” of this kind.

At this point, all this is doing is adding to the noise level. If such a possibility is predicted by a theory that is viable ale all other ways, then one should take it seriously as long as it can be tested.


The Statistics of Supersymmetric D-brane Models http: An interesting book, but not at all what I was expecting. Is this Copernicus coming back to haunt us?

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Surely the structure of our universe follows the least action principle within the limitations of the restrictions that are placed by inherent asymmetry. All the more impressive is that this cosmic tour contains enough personal information and anecdotes to give the reader a real feeling for the excitement and camaraderie that is an essential part of being a scientist.

During inflation, two rival processes were occurring; false vacuum decay characterized by a half-life, and false wrolds expansion characterized by its doubling ivlenkin. Meskalito77 rated it it was mzny Jun 29, We cannot observe other big bangs, nor can we observe distant inflating regions. Here is the link: The writing is clear, the tone is appealing, and the science is discussed in an honest way, by a master who loves the subject.

Perhaps most importantly for the ideas in his book, he has been an architect of the idea of eternal inflation, and one of the primary researchers embracing its implications for the anthropic principle. Recommended as a supplement to Greene’s multiverse text, THE HIDDE I’m not sure who is the better scientist, but in terms of the prose required to address this multiverse issue, of those I’ve read, the advantage is as follows: O-regions are NOT spatially infinite.

July 3, at Because of inflation the space between these islands individual universe rapidly expands making room for more island universes to form; this inflation becomes a runaway process.


Alex Vilenkin – Many Worlds in One – Cosmic Variance : Cosmic Variance

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.

Heine has provided the answer in a poem: There are no predictions in the papers you mention. We were not the only ones to notice this…. First, we will need to map the landscape. I think review have just been slow coming out — I know a number are in the works at various publications. Mark Trodden holds the Fay R. Feb 20, Huyen rated it liked it Shelves: It does require a basic albeit not huge knowledge of cosmology but it rewards a patient reader enormously.

I thought I was reading ancient Worlrs. So, one could promote the philosphical aspects of this as an alternative to traditional religion. Or you don’t work in the field, and you try to understand the over-simplified version he tries to explain, but it still doesn’t make sense. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.