According to latest updates, the world-renowned physicist's last work predicts the end of the world and how scientists could detect evidence of another universe. It also predicted how our universe would fade into blackness.
The paper titled "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation" had its most recent revisions approved on March 4. However, the duo has worked out ways to actually prove that there are indeed ways to scientifically test for other realities around us.
"We wanted to transform the idea of a multiverse into a testable scientific framework", explains Hertog.
The morning of March 14, 2018, saw the death of one of the spectacular minds of the earth- Stephen Hawking.
In the paper, Hawking along with professor of theoretical physics at KU Leuven University, Belgium explored how these other universes can be found using a probe on a spaceship.
The paper aims to resolve an issue brought up by Hawking's 1983 "no-boundary" theory, which described how the universe was brought into existence with the big bang. The problem for Hawking was that the theory also predicted that "our" Big Bang was accompanied by an infinite number of others, each producing a separate universe. The idea on which this mathematically calculated paper is relying, depicts that a space probe would need to gather evidence regarding the existence of a parallel universe.
The report mentions that if this theory holds true and the existence of parallel universes is proven scientifically, Hertog will be eligible for a Nobel.
Stephen Hawking, a great theoretical physicist never won any Nobel Prize for his theories.
Hertog reportedly met with Hawking in the weeks before his death, discussing the paper and getting his approval of the final edits before final submission.
"Scientist Stephen Hawking did not support the claims made by Union minister Harsh Vardhan that the Vedas have a theory superior to Albert Einstein's relativity equation", a founding trustee of the Stephen Hawking Foundation told The Telegraph on Saturday.
According to Professor Neil Turok, director of Canadas Perimeter Institute and a friend of Hawkings, such ideas are controversial among cosmologists.