The Large Hadron Collider is now firing at its highest-ever energy level - and scientists hope we could find a parallel universe.
It won’t be a parallel universe as seen in science fiction - but it could give our understanding of physics is about to take a very big jolt indeed.
One of the many mind-scrambling ideas on the table is that the Big Bang never happened, and the universe has always existed.
Scarily, scientists are combing through results from June in the hope of finding evidence of mini black holes produced inside the collider.
‘Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two dimensional objects (breadth and length) can exist in a third dimension (height), parallel universes can also exist in higher dimensions’ Cern employee Mir Faizal from the University of Waterloo said.
‘We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes can be produced at the LHC.’
‘Normally, when people think of the multiverse, they think of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, where every possibility is actualised.
‘This cannot be tested and so it is philosophy and not science. This is not what we mean by parallel universes. What we mean is real universes in extra dimensions.’