Stephen Hawking Submitted Paper Days Before His Death

Pablo Tucker
March 19, 2018

A co-author said Hawking completed the research on his deathbed, which he submitted two weeks before he passed away in his home at 76.

Stephen Hawking's last paper on multiverse can open new possibilities towards an array of universes alongside ours. In it he predicted that the universe would eventually end when stars run out of energy. But the same theory also predicted a multiverse, meaning the Big Bang was not alone but accompanied by a number of other Big Bangs, thus creating separate universes.

The paper's title, "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation, ' refers to an element of Hawking's 'no-boundary" theory, in which he proposed that our universe expanded from a tiny point after the Big Bang. If this plan had been put into action and evidence had been found, while he was still alive, there's a good chance it would have landed a coveted Nobel Prize.

However, since Nobel Prizes can not be awarded posthumously, Hawking would be ineligible to receive it.

"This was Stephen: to boldly go where Star Trek fears to tread", Hertog told the British newspaper Sunday Times. The latest version of the paper was submitted on March 4, just days before Hawking died.

The ideas presented in the paper drew mixed reactions.

The idea of a dying universe, though, has remained controversial with cosmologists like Hawking's friend Neil Turok, director of Canada's Perimeter Institute.

To prove that parallel universes exist and that we are but only one possible version of numerous possible versions of ourselves existing in alternate planes would be nothing short of the biggest discovery in human history.

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Hawking's paper is influenced by his idea that radiation escapes black holes and this radiation is key to detecting the existence of things beyond our universe.

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