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Miniature Black Holes Could Prove Parallel Universes, Claim Scientists


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CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being fired up this week after a two-year hiatus and a group of scientists think the results could prove the existence of parallel universes.

A paper published by Dr.s Ahmed Farag Ali, Mir Faizal, and Mohammed M. Khalil in the journal Physics Letters B argues that the second run of the LHC produces or detects miniature black holes, which they argue could point to entire universes hidden away in higher dimensions folded into our reality.

“Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualized," Faizal explained to Phys.org. "This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions."

It all comes down to some pretty theoretical science known as gravity's rainbow. The basic idea is that gravity doesn't bend light equally, but instead affects each wavelength proportionally. To summarize the paper, this means that earlier attempts to find miniature black holes in the LHC weren't using enough power because the scales had shifted around these objects.

Now LHC will be powered to its highest-ever energy levels – about double those of its last run – and if these scientists are right the new run could uncover black holes tucked away in dimensions beyond the four we interact with in our daily lives.

“As gravity can flow out of our universe into the extra dimensions, such a model can be tested by the detection of mini black holes at the LHC.” he continued. “We have calculated the energy at which we expect to detect these mini black holes in gravity's rainbow [a new theory]. If we do detect mini black holes at this energy, then we will know that both gravity's rainbow and extra dimensions are correct."

It's exciting stuff, especially considering that the gravity's rainbow postulate denies the big bang theory, arguing instead that the universe has no point of origin. The new experiments at CERN could also shed light on dark matter and antimatter, or even push physics beyond the standard model.

The LHC first made headlines when naysayers suggested it could spark a world-eating black hole, but more recently ignited a firestorm in the science community by proving the existence of the Higgs boson 'god particle'.

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