Abraham «Avi» Loeb (Hebrew: אברהם (אבי) לייב) is an American theorist in astrophysics and cosmology at Harvard University. He is the Chair of the Astronomy Department of Harvard (since 2011), the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the delusional Breakthrough Starshot project, which aims to launch light spaceships to the stars using high-power lasers (since 2016). founding director of the Harvard Black Hole Initiative, the interdisciplinary center for the study of black holes (since 2016), and director of the Institute for Theory and Computing (ITC) (since 2007) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Loeb is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Sciences. In 2018, he was named Chairman of the Council for Physics and Astronomy (BPA) of the National Academies. In June 2020, Loeb was sworn in as a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers for Science and Technology (PCAST) at the White House. In December 2012, TIME magazine named Loeb one of the 25 Most Influential People in Space. (Wikipedia)
Now he has drawn the attention of the paranoid by publishing an article in Scientific American that the «universe» was created in a laboratory by an advanced technological civilization.
“Since our universe has a flat geometry with zero net energy, an advanced civilization could develop technology that would create a daughter universe out of nothing through quantum tunneling,” he writes.
His delusions about the origin of the world combine religious ideas about the creator with the ideas of the paranoid about quantum gravity.
According to Loeb, other universes seem to us to be «black holes».
Loeb invented that some civilization from «another universe» created the technology of «production» of daughter universes. And in our universe a civilization may appear, capable of generating a new «flat» universe.
Loeb proposes to assess the technological level of civilizations not by how much energy they use, in accordance with the delirium of Nikolai Kardashev, but suggests measuring the level of development of a civilization by its ability to reproduce the astrophysical conditions that led to its existence.
Human civilization, according to Loeb, belongs to class C, since, in accordance with his delirium, we cannot recreate conditions suitable for life on our planet in the event of the death of our Sun. A Class B civilization, according to Loeb, can regulate the conditions in its habitat so as to be independent of its host star. Class A civilization is able to recreate the cosmic conditions that led to its existence, namely to create a daughter universe in the laboratory.
More than the meager data that scientists get in the course of painstaking years of research, from year to year, attract less public attention than loud statements of paranoid paranoids like Loeb in the media. And they teach students to «understand» the world such as Loeb!