The possibility of creating a time machine occupied human minds throughout the entire existence of humanity. Perhaps the prospect of one day moving into the era of dinosaurs, and then, by clicking on the treasured button, getting into the distant futuristic world of the future, sounds really good. Fortunately for all fans of science fiction, astrophysicists are confident that the creation of a real time machine is just around the corner. According to futurism.com, a professor of physics at the University of Connecticut has developed a unique method of time travel. Despite the fact that the scientist’s plan is still theoretical, astrophysicist Ron Mallet is confident that the theory he created will one day be able to help scientists to develop a device so desired by mankind.
Is it possible to create a time machine?
Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity, created back in 1905, could be the key to creating a universal time machine. This was the conclusion of Ron Mallett, an astrophysicist at the University of Connecticut, who claims that the basics of SRT can reveal the mechanism of the device, which science fiction writers often talk about. According to Mallet’s hypothesis, in the case when a person is in a spaceship flying at a speed close to the speed of light, time for him flows more slowly than for someone who remained on Earth. Essentially, an astronaut could have been in space for less than a week, but when he returned to Earth, he would have realized that 10 years would have passed for people left on the planet.
As the astrophysicist explained, his idea of a time machine is based on another Einstein theory – the general theory of relativity. According to this theory, massive objects strongly distort the surrounding matter of space and time due to their inherent fundamental force – gravity.
According to the theory of Professor Mallet, in order for a person to be able to move to the future, we need to learn how to twist the loop of time. Special ring lasers emitting circulating rays of light can help in realizing such an ambitious idea. Nevertheless, not all representatives of the scientific world are ready to accept the idea of the possibility of creating a time machine as such. Astrophysicist Paul Sutter believes that the development of such a high-tech device has nothing to do with reality due to the significant shortcomings of Mallet’s mathematics. However, reports of attempts to create a time machine appear in the scientific community is not the first time. So, in one of our articles we already talked about ways to go back and forth, but all of them have a number of serious limitations, and even if one day we really manage to create at least some kind of time machine, the device is unlikely to help kill the baby Adolf Hitler .
In any case, the main problem in creating a device that can change your present and future is not even the extreme complexity and high cost of the mechanism, but the fact that a time machine can send information only to the point when you turn on the machine. In other words, a return to the past can create a large number of previously unforeseen problems, causing the famous paradox of the “dead grandfather,” first described by the science fiction writer Rene Barzhavel.