The Multiverse (IMAGE) Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi Caption A multiverse of multiple parallel universes, each with different physical parameters, is predicted to exist by some cosmological inflation models, combined with string theory. The multiverse provides one explanation to the fine-tuning problem of why our cosmos seems to have just the right parameters to harbor intelligent life. Credit Created by Maayan Harel for the Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi. © FQXi Usage Restrictions Free to use if credited correctly: Credit: Created by Maayan Harel for the Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi. © FQXi License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.