Zeeya Merali
Science Writer, Freelance

Zeeya Merali is a freelance science writer and the author of A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes (2017). Her work has appeared in Nature, Scientific American, Discover, Science, New Scientist, and on the BBC. She has also published two textbooks with National Geographic and has worked on NOVA’s television series The Fabric of the Cosmos (2012). She has a PhD in theoretical cosmology and lives in London.

Written by Zeeya Merali

The Moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma on 29 April 2008. Photo by David Gray/Reuters

How cosmic is the cosmos?

Ever since Heisenberg and Tagore, physicists have flirted with Eastern philosophy. Is there anything in the romance?

Zeeya Merali

Artwork illustrating the concept of an alternate ‘bubble’ universe in which our universe (left) is not the only one. Some scientists think that bubble universes may pop into existence all the time, and occasionally nudge ours. NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)