Making predictions in the multiverse

Ben Freivogel
2011 Classical and quantum gravity  
I describe reasons to think we are living in an eternally inflating multiverse where the observable "constants" of nature vary from place to place. The major obstacle to making predictions in this context is that we must regulate the infinities of eternal inflation. I review a number of proposed regulators, or measures. Recent work has ruled out a number of measures by showing that they conflict with observation, and focused attention on a few proposals. Further, several different measures have
more » ... been shown to be equivalent. I describe some of the many nontrivial tests these measures will face as we learn more from theory, experiment, and observation.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/28/20/204007 fatcat:zul2urisivchhfoem4c6lhiumq