Skip to comments.Could time travel soon become a reality? Physicists simulate sending quantum light particles
Posted on 06/23/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT by Red Badger
University of Queensland researchers say photons can move through time A simulation of two wormhole-travelling photons found they could interact This suggests, at the smallest scales, jumping through time is possible The experiment could solve some famous theories that 'prevent' time travel But whether this will be possible on a larger scale remains to be seen
If a time traveller went back in time and stopped their own grandparents from meeting, would they prevent their own birth?
Thats the crux of an infamous theory known as the 'grandfather paradox', which is often said to mean time travel is impossible - but some researchers think otherwise.
A group of scientists have, for the first time, simulated how two time-travelling photons would interact, suggesting that, at a quantum level at least, jumping through time might be possible.
The research was carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia and their results are published in the journal Nature Communications. The study used photons - single particles of light - to simulate quantum particles travelling back through time.
By studying their behaviour, the scientists revealed possible bizarre aspects of modern physics.
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Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that two photons travelling through time can interact. In the simulation a photon stuck in a closed timelike curve (illustrated) through a wormhole was found to be capable of interacting with one travelling through regular space-time
Wormholes are theoretical tunnels that create shortcuts in space-time. A study in May from Dr Luke Butcher at Cambridge University argued that if a thin wormhole stayed open long enough, people could send messages through time using pulses of light, or photons
Did they finally get the flux capacitor working?
wow....cable internet without the cable.....
It works only on photons right now...........or tomorrow...........or yesterday...................
Quick! Send a message back to 2008!
DON’T VOTE FOR HOPE AND CHANGE!....................
It will become a reality, but not until AD 2634. I remember it well: that’s the year the Mariners finally won the World Series.
I’m guessing that confusing a Black Hole for a Worm Hole would not be a pleasant experience.
If it were true, tourists from the future would be visiting. Then again perhaps there is no future.
It would be quite depressing..................
Oh, I already invented this next year.
Maybe they are ‘time viewing’ instead................laughing their asses off.................
Capt’n! There be whales here!
I agree. Mass cannot ‘time travel’. By going back or forward in time, you would be increasing the total mass in the universe, and that’s a no-no............
Or at the very least, “kinky”...
Any time travelers reading this please send me Saturday’s winning Powerball numbers.
I would next go back and introduce Frank Marshall Davis to a nice young woman that ISN'T Stanley Ann Dunham. Then we'd know for sure.
There was already a thread today that proved time travel.
Some ancient civilization had a stegosaur carved in a relief right next to all the other animals of their time and location.
Obviously, someone from the post-fossil-discovery future time traveled back and drew one for them. Because the explanation that the steg was alive at the same time as humans is more far fetched.
Time travel? No. Alternate universe travel? Sure.
If Al Gore hasn’t claimed he invented it yet, then it’s not possible to time travel.
No, they don’t move through time. So the conclusion is NO.
time and faster then light travel are linked.. so this also equates to faster then light travel
if time travel was possible, there would be people from the future at each and every critical event in history. and they would be dressed funny and speak in funny languages. and we’d all know about them.
I received a phone call from my future self. He warned me about everything that is happening now. I called him a nut and hung up on myself.
“wormholes” do not exist. They are not even theoretical. They are science fiction.
Here’s a good one:
I see Morgan Freeman in one every week!.................
Abraham Lincoln already did it ages ago.
I have a time machine, but in only travels into the future at a rate of 1 second per second.
Reminds me of a coloscopy. Thread I read here long ago
In the last ten minutes of the movie that tied up the loose ends after the series was cancelled, the hero opens up a wormhole in front of the invasion fleet, and rather than terminating it in the mouth of a small dog for swallowing, he points it at a star...
Perhaps we are the tourists that we have been waiting for, to paraphrase Hussein.
Just because you can time-travel doesn’t mean you’re not getting older.
I’m sending the wife back first...
or dr. who
If time travel were EVER possible, we’d know it by now.
It would have been a part of life since the day we were born.
It can and will NEVER be possible.
Sheldon Cooper: If either of us invents time travel, we agree that our first stop will be this meeting five seconds from now.
Sheldon Cooper: Well, that was disappointing.
It is, and we did, but all the people who knew about it left.
What do we need! Time travel!! When do we want it? It’s irrelevant!
“Angels and ministers of grace, defend us!”
I'd be happy to, but you're not going to need them in view of the upcoming fiery worldwide apocalypse next month...but there, I've said too much...
No need for time travel. I can predict the future. In 2008 I told people if they vote for Obama, he’s going to be the worst President in this nations history. That’s right, just call me future boy.
No, you would only be changing the location of the mass with respect to it’s location in 4 dimensions.
All of this has happened before.
All of this will happen again.
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