“How can we ask the question ‘how did the universe begin, without first having a pool of many possible universes, with many possible initial conditions, to choose from?”
Laura Mersini-Houghton is a cosmologist, theoretical physicist and Professor at the University of North Carolina, whose work focuses on the birth of our universe. A proponent of the multiverse theory, her theories have been successfully backed up by empricial, astrophysical data. She appeared on the BBC programme What Happened Before the Big Bang alongside Michio Kaku, Neil Turok, Roger Penrose and Lee Smolin.
"[A] most knowledgable scientist" - Fidel Castro