More about the Multiverse theme
"Philosophically, the universe has really never made things in ones. The Earth is special and everything else is different? No, we've got seven other planets. The sun? No, the sun is one of those dots in the night sky. The Milky Way? No, it's one of a hundred billion galaxies. And the universe - maybe it's countless other universes."
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Multiverse series takes the viewer on a journey to the wonders of the universe.
Through biological evolution, the universe created consciousness and a mammal in human family to live for a moment in a random, enormous physical mill and to see and explore itself – all of it. According to current understanding, our universe is governed by a quartet of four natural forces, or the basic interaction: the strong and the weak nuclear power that explain the action of the atoms, the electromagnetic force that holds the molecules, among other things us, together, and the gravity that controls galaxies and planets. These four forces of nature help explain and predict the behaviour of particles in the universe, from the smallest elementary particles, quarks and leptons, to the largest structures: galaxy clusters. There may also be a fifth basic force: the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. According to the measurements taken by the Planck satellite, dark energy accounts for 68.3% of the universe's mass energy, the share of dark matter being 26.8% and that of ordinary matter 4.9%. Dark energy and dark matter are not explained by just the four basic interactions.
The viewer of the works stands in the middle of a cosmic play. However, physical reality is not only, and often not at all, limited to that seen by the human eye. Our conceptions of matter, time, space and the universe have evolved to reflect the conditions that are central to our own actions. In reality, they are but a modest approximation of physical reality produced by our senses. Our senses consist of electrical signals from which our brain “constructs” our own external world.
The multiverse is a hypothetical set of finite or infinite numbers of different universes that contain all physical reality and the laws governing it. The other universes belonging to the multiverse, besides our own universe, are called parallel universes.
Multiverse assumptions have been made in physics, philosophy, and science fiction. Although some indirect references regarding the existence of parallel universes have come from perhaps the mankind's greatest discovery – the cosmic microwave background – their existence has not been experimentally verified.
The parallel universes of the multiverse would be in other spatial dimensions than our own. They would not necessarily resemble our own universe at all.
According to string theory, there are at least nine dimensions in the universe. The missing dimensions would have become very small. Physicists have searched for extra dimensions with the help of the LHC Particle Accelerator at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), but so far, the search has not yielded results. It is difficult for us to imagine these extra dimensions as we live in a three-dimensional space – length, width and depth. Einstein added time to the physics theories, creating a four-dimensional time-space in which we hurry forward. When there are more than four dimensions of space, the multiverse is capable of including an infinite number of other universes.