ERC grantee is co-author of Stephen Hawking's last paper
Prof Thomas Hertog from KU Leuven and the late Professor Stephen Hawking from Cambridge University put forward a new cosmological theory in which universe is less complex and finite. The paper, which is Prof. Hawking’s last and is now published in the Journal of High Energy Physics, is entitled "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?". It does away with the infinite multiverse and proposes a more rigorous framework for cosmology that predicts a simpler and finite universe. Professor Hertog’s work has been supported by the European Research Council.