October 7, 2012 23:32
Theory of science fiction gradually become the property of science. A team of scientists from Oxford University has shown that parallel worlds do exist.
The theory of such worlds first appeared in 1950 in the U.S. (the author — Hugh Everett) and explained the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the controversial scientists.
In Everett "mnogomirnoy" universe, each new event possible and causes separation of the universe. The number of possible outcomes is the number of alternative worlds.
For example, a car driver sees a pedestrian jumped on to the road. In reality it is one to avoid being hit, killed himself, the other gets to the hospital and is still alive in the third killed a pedestrian.
The number of alternative scenarios is infinite. The theory has been recognized as a fantastic and forgotten, reports MIGnews.com.
But suddenly in Oxford during the mathematical study found that Everett was on the right track.
According to quantum mechanics, before the experiment, about the fact that within the atom, we can not say that it really exists.
Before measuring particles occupy an ambiguous "superposition" in which they can have both upper and lower back, or appear in different places at the same time.
The main conclusion of the finding is that kustopodobnye branching structures that arise in the universe splitting into parallel versions of itself, explain the results of the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics.
That is, scientists say, is inevitable we live in only one of the many parallel worlds, and not in the singular.
Note, these theories have repeatedly used in the creativity-fiction writers, such as Robert A. Heinlein, who, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke considered the "Big Three" science fiction writers, caught in the middle of the last century a huge impact on the genre.