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.
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