Two of Stanford’s physicists, Professor Andrei Linde and postdoctoral researcher Vitaly Vanchurin, have garnered recent celebrity-status in the scientific community for their recent discovery of the maximum number of alternate universes.
Instead of consulting experts in this field and getting quotes about how significant this pseudo-science is, the writer asks Stanford students, who do a much better job than the experts:
“I personally find the concept intriguing, but I think we should be wary of scientists who can use it as a way to write things off and stop looking for deeper answers to physical phenomena,” Lauren Janas ’12 said…
Some Stanford students are not entirely convinced of Vanchurin and Linde‘s complicated methods.
“I’m quite skeptical,” Frank Liu ’13 said. “I think it’s hard to tell how many universes there exactly are.”
The story ends with the mystifying news that the authors hope “that in the future, they can work with modular observations to confirm their findings.”
For more media coverage of the multiverse, see here.
Update: Oops, last link was broken, now fixed.