Alex VilenkinMany Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes

Hill and Wang, 2006

by Jenny Attiyeh on April 1, 2011

Alex Vilenkin

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[This interview is re-posted with permission from Jenny Attiyeh's ThoughtCast] Want to know how the world is going to end? Just ask Russian cosmologist Alex Vilenkin. If it’s our own universe you’re talking about, well, it’s called the big crunch, and it’s going to be hot hot hot! But if it’s the multiverse, that infinitely expanding, infinitely varied and infinitely populated sea of universes, well, guess what — there is no end. Isn’t that reassuring? Vilenkin is Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Cosmology at Tufts University, and also the author of a new book, called Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes (Hill and Wang, 2006). He’s also a former zookeeper. And – lest I forget – he was blacklisted by the KGB…

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