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Stephen Hawking’s final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

New Delhi: The late British physicist Stephen Hawking’s final research paper before his death could open up a treasure trove of clues which could help detect other universes that reside in the cosmos besides our own.

The research paper was submitted just weeks before Hawking’s death earlier this week and charted out the maths required for a space probe to find experimental evidence for the existence of a ‘multiverse’, a media report said on Sunday.

The paper sets out to prove the idea that our cosmos is only one of many universes, reports ‘The Sunday Times’.

“This was Stephen: to boldly go where Star Trek fears to tread. He has often been nominated for the Nobel and should have won it. Now he never can,” Thomas Hertog, professor of theoretical physics at KU Leuven University in Belgium who co-authored the paper, told the newspaper.

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