The hypothetical (and extremely cool) idea that we live in a multiverse, a near-infinite collection of different universes all created out the Big Bang, has lately become a mainstream idea among physicists, astronomers, and cosmologists.
Nobel laureate Roger Penrose said the Big Bang was not the start of our universe. There was something before it and evidence of that universe can still be found, he said.
The universe did not start with the Big Bang…There was actually a universe already existing before it and the Big Bang was merely the end of that universe, said Nobel laureate Roger Penrose. He added that evidence of that previous universe can still be observed today.
Roger Penrose, who is currently associated with the Oxford University, was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for his research on black holes.
In its citation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science said Roger Penrose was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”.
Speaking to The Telegraph (UK) after winning the Nobel Prize, Roger Penrose said the Big Bang was “not the beginning”.
“There was something before the Big Bang and that something is what we will have in our future,” he said, according to The Telegraph.
He added, “We have a universe that expands and expands, and all mass decays away, and in this crazy theory of mine, that remote future becomes the Big Bang of another aeon.”
“There would have been similar black holes evaporating away, via Hawking evaporation, and they would produce these points in the sky, that I call Hawking Points. We are seeing them. These points are about eight times the diameter of the Moon and are slightly warmed up regions. There is pretty good evidence for at least six of these points,” he said.
WHY HE WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL
Roger Penrose won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work that showed that the general theory of relativity leads to the formation of black holes.
In a statement elaborating his research, the Academy said Roger Penrose used ingenious mathematical methods in his proof that black holes are a direct consequence of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Einstein himself did not believe that black holes really exist.
However, in January 1965, ten years after Einstein’s death, Roger Penrose proved that black holes really can form and described them in detail; at their heart, black holes hide a singularity in which all the known laws of nature cease.
“His ground-breaking article is still regarded as the most important contribution to the general theory of relativity since Einstein,” the Academy said in its statement.