Mumbai: A new theory proposed by a team of scientists suggests that our universe could be one among many that may or may not be identical to ours. However, according to the study, irrespective of similarities or differences, parallel universes do have substantial influence on each other.
According to a report in express.co.uk, Professor Howard Wiseman and Dr. Michael Hall from Griffith University's Center for Quantum Dynamics and Dr Dirk-Andre Deckert from the University of California have claimed that the idea of parallel universes is a more than just science fiction.
The team has come up with Many Interacting Worlds Theory that explains how each universe “branches into a multitude of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made”.
Thus according to the new theory, parallel universes may be parallel in the literal sense but do have the potential to cast their impression on others through quantum mechanics.