The notion of time travel has fascinated humans for thousands of years, but it has always been a work of fiction… until now.
Scientists have discovered evidence of real time travel, albeit at a microscopic level. Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz are the lead authors of a new study, Reversibility of time during the aging of materials.which is published in Nature physics.
The research of the two researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) focuses on the effective “shuffling” of time in the structure of certain materials such as glass.
It turns out that time does not behave exactly linearly. The study analyzed how the composition of materials changes over time.
Glass presents one of the most fascinating structures of all the elements that humans use every day.
Instead of following more traditional molecular structures, glass molecules constantly fall into new places. As such, glass constantly reverses time at the molecular level.
To test this idea, glass structures were observed using scattered laser light. They watched the glass samples jostle and reform into new arrangements.
“The tiny fluctuations of the molecules had to be documented with an ultra-sensitive video camera. “You can’t just watch the molecules move,” said Professor Blochowicz.
Because of the way the glass moves internally, it is not possible for scientists to say whether the changes are occurring forward or backward.
It’s a fascinating idea and while it won’t bring humans any closer to being able to travel through time, it will certainly change the way we all think about certain materials we use every day.
It comes after scientists published a new study that could change our understanding of what could be theoretically possible regarding time travel in 2023.
In essence, the research discards the idea that everything is capable of going back in time. The study claims that time in the universe can only go in one direction, and all thanks to a new study on light and its relationship with other objects.
Register for our free weekly indy100 newsletter
How to join indy100’s free whatsapp channel
Have your say on our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help advance this article in the Indy100 rankings.