Abour Riccardo Giacconi's opinion about the multiverse?

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Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018) was an italian astrophysicist who was awarded with the Nobel prize in physics back in 2002 for his important contributions to astrophysics.

Since he was an astrophysicist he must have heard about the multiverse hypothesis, but I have not found a single paper or article or interview from him where he indicates his opinion (neither positive nor negative thoughts) about the possibility of the existence of multiple universes.

Therefore, does anybody knows what did Mr. Giacconi thought about the multiverse hypothesis? Did he like it? Or on the contrary, he thought it was nonsense and not worthy of any discussion or study?
 

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mcastillo356
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I haven't found anything related with your question neither in spanish, nor in euskera, at internet. I've been searching for any interview on any newspaper or at any media in my languages. Nothing. I've spent some minutes in Google, and introduced seek terms like his name, the words multiverse, interview... No interviews found in the Spanish or Basque media
 
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f95toli
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Is there any reason for why you think he would have had a strong opinion either way?
The multiverse hypotheses "belongs" to an area of physics often called "foundations of quantum mechanic; it is not at all obvious why an astrophysicist specialising in X-ray astronomy would have done any relevant work in that area.
Most physicist will have herd of the "multiverse" idea, but it is not something you would actually come across in your day-to-day work unless you are working in some very specific areas of theoretical physics/philosophy
 
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