What is the multiverse?

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Author's Note: What is the multiverse?

As you might be able to tell, the concept of the multiverse is wildly polarizing in the physics community. In the sources, you'll see examples from people who both love and loathe it, and I would encourage you to read both sides of the argument.

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  • Ellis, George F.R. "Does the multiverse really exist?" Scientific American. August 2011. (July 24, 2014) http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-the-multiverse-really-exist/
  • Fermilab, U.S. Department of Energy. "Why Supersymmetry?" YouTube video. May 31, 2013. (July 27, 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09VbAe9JZ8Y&feature=youtu.be
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  • Schwartz, John H. "Superpartners." California Institute of Technology. (July 24, 2014) http://theory.caltech.edu/people/jhs/strings/str121.html
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