Foundations of Physics

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 977–981 | Cite as

Self-generating Universe and many worlds

  • Joe Rosen


A novel, compact conceptual framework for the origin of the Universe is proposed, whereby the Universe is identified with a baby universe born ofitself. This picture indicates an intimate meshing of gravitation, space-time, and the quantum and offers a framework for the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory.


Conceptual Framework Quantum Theory Baby Universe Intimate Meshing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe Rosen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe Catholic University of AmericaWashington DC

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