Scientists have always been fascinated by the concept of time travel, but it has remained a theoretical idea until now. A study published in Nature Physics by Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz has provided evidence that time travel may be possible at a microscopic level. The study, conducted by researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, examines how time behaves within materials like glass.
The research reveals that time does not behave in a strictly linear manner as previously thought. Instead, the composition of materials changes over time in a way that effectively reverses time on a molecular level. To test this concept, scattered laser light was used to observe the glass structures. The researchers observed the glass samples pushing and reforming into new arrangements, with minuscule fluctuations in the molecules documented using an ultra-sensitive video camera.
While this knowledge may not bring us any closer to being able to travel in time, it will certainly change our understanding of certain materials used daily. This study challenges our previous assumptions about the feasibility of time travel and suggests that it may be possible at a microscopic level.