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Many worlds in one
Alex Vilenkin


Recent developments in cosmology suggest that the big bang was not a unique event in the cosmic history. Other bangs constantly erupt in remote parts of the universe, producing new worlds with a great variety of physical properties. Some of these worlds are similar to ours, while others
are strikingly different and even obey different laws of physics. I will discuss the origin of this new worldview, its possible observational tests, and some of its bizarre implications.