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dc.contributor.authorWilczek, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-07T16:38:10Z
dc.date.available2014-08-07T16:38:10Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.date.submitted2013-07
dc.identifier.issn0264-9381
dc.identifier.issn1361-6382
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/88587
dc.description.abstractValid ideas that physical reality is vastly larger than human perception of it, and that the perceived part may not be representative of the whole, exist on many levels and have a long history. After a brief general inventory of those ideas and their implications, I consider the cosmological 'multiverse' much discussed in recent scientific literature. I review its theoretical and (broadly) empirical motivations, and its disruptive implications for the traditional program of fundamental physics. I discuss the inflationary axion cosmology, which provides an example where firmly rooted, plausible ideas from microphysics lead to a well-characterized 'mini-multiverse' scenario, with testable phenomenological consequences.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Dept. of Energy (Contract DE-FG02-05ER41360)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherIOP Publishingen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/30/19/193001en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourcearXiven_US
dc.titleMultiversalityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationWilczek, Frank. “Multiversality.” Class. Quantum Grav. 30, no. 19 (September 4, 2013): 193001.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorWilczek, Franken_US
dc.relation.journalClassical and Quantum Gravityen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsWilczek, Franken_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6489-6155
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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