'Universe is unstable!' How Brian Cox revealed world could end 'at any moment'

'Universe is unstable!' How Brian Cox revealed world could end 'at any moment'

Daily Express - Science·2020-04-26 11:01

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Physicists have come up with a number of theories to explain the way the universe could end, including the Big Rip, a Heat Death and the Big Crunch, but now, there is another to add to the list – vacuum decay. The Higgs field of energy that permeates our universe varies in strength based on its potential, which is either in one of two states – a true vacuum, or a false vacuum. A true vacuum is the stable, lowest-energy state, while a false vacuum suggests the universe is somewhat, but not entirely, stable – known to scientists as “metastable”.

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talfred 27/04/2020

Better take the report with a pinch of salt and sleep peacefully

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