The possibility of time travel has long been a topic of fascination for humans, but it has always been considered purely theoretical. That is, until now. Scientists have recently discovered evidence of time travel at the microscopic level. A study by Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz, titled “Time reversibility during the aging of materials,” was published in Nature Physics.
The research conducted by researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany examines how time effectively ‘shuffles’ in the structure of materials like glass. The study reveals that time does not behave in a strictly linear manner. Glass, with its intriguing molecular structure, consistently moves its molecules to different locations, effectively reversing time on a molecular level. To test this concept, scattered laser light was used to observe the glass structures. The researchers witnessed the glass samples pushing and reforming into new arrangements. “The minuscule fluctuations in the molecules had to be documented using an ultra-sensitive video camera,” said Professor Blochowicz.
While this discovery may not bring us any closer to being able to travel through time, it will certainly change our understanding of certain materials used daily. This knowledge comes following a new study from 2023 that challenges our understanding of the feasibility of time travel. Essentially, the research suggests that time in the universe is unidirectional, all due to a new study into light and its relationship with other objects.