The Multiverse and the Relativity of Time

Research Question-How may the idea of the multiverse be affected by time?


Multiverse theory is the idea that the universe we live in is not the only one, and that there is an infinite number of universes that may be similar to our own, or drastically different. Multiverses can also be affected by time, which is created through the ‘Parallel timeline theory’, in which every choice you have possibly not made, has a universe in which you did make that choice. The reason that it is believed that there is an infinite amount of universes is merley because of speculation and is not really set in stone because of some scientist not accepting the idea. 

Time is also very important, as time can determine how advanced something is, how complex something is, durability, etc.Different universes are also said to be affected by time differently within their own spaces, examples include Spiderman 2099, a comic book universe that, while existing at the same time as the main Marvel universe, takes place in the future. There are also multiple versions of this future, all affected by time travel and all resulting in a new world being born.


For my project I want to talk about the different types of multiverses and how they are influenced by time,, as well as how time may flow in each of these other universes. I would like to explore the idea of Quantum physics and how that may come into play in our own universe, as well as multiple universes existing at the same time, but being at different points in time. 


Annotated Bibliography


Marvel Publication, “Marvel Comics” New York City, 1939

Marvel Comics is a viewing of all Marvel comic books as a whole. Because there are so many, it is difficult to list every single universe that they have. However, an example of 2 would be the 616 main Marvel Universe, 1610 Ultimate Universe which are parallel to each other. 

Kuhn, Robert Lawrence. “Confronting the Multiverse: What ‘Infinite Universes’ Would Mean.” Space, December 23, 2015. 

This source goes into debt about whatmultiverse theory and the aspects behind it. This source applies scientific reasoning towards the topic, as well as certain aspects of science into how this theory may be supported such as quantum physics, as well as the aspect of different types of multiverse that there may be. 

Insider, Tech. “Multiverse Theory, Explained.” YouTube. YouTube, January 3, 2018. 

This video quickly talks about multiverse theory and its properties in a much simpler way for the general public to understand. The video is done by astronomer Staurt Clark, who talks about the problems that could be solved based on this theory and applying physics to it. 

Howell, Elizabeth. “Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence.” Space, May 10, 2018. 

This source is basically an argument to why parallel universes exist. Parallel universes are multiverse more so affected by time, or in more simpler terms they are universes created by choices we may or make not make. These universe may be exactly the same as our own, up until their own event no matter what it is causing a branch. 

Biba, Erin. “What Is Time? One Physicist Hunts for the Ultimate Theory.” Wired. Conde Nast. Accessed December 3, 2020. 

This source focuses on the aspect of time and what it is. It is done as an interview in which theoretical physicist Sean Carroll sat with and was asked a multitude of questions about time and our multiverse, such as his idea that there was something before the Big Bang, how branching universes could have different aspects of time and how they are defined in that universe differently, as well infinite universes, in the past, present and future.

2 thoughts on “The Multiverse and the Relativity of Time”

  1. Q-How may the idea of the multiverse be affected by time? T-Time does not work the same in every universe, as different universes have different physics and laws to them.

  2. In this revised version, you added more but the last paragraph might need more specific description or examples.
    You did explain some parts of the theories you mentioned. But I would like to see more description about it.
    The topic is clear that it’s about multiverse and time.
    Since this is only a theory, I would like to see more about what scientist have thought of so far and how Sci Fi films and books have depicted it.
    The pro is that your sources are a great help. The con, it needs more explaining.

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