The concept of time travel has long been a source of fascination for humans, spanning thousands of years. However, scientists have now discovered evidence that time may not act in a strictly linear manner, challenging our understanding of the world around us.
The lead authors of a new study, Time reversibility during the ageing of materials, which is published in Nature Physics, are Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. Their research focuses on how time behaves in the structure of certain materials like glass. Glass molecules do not follow a traditional molecular structure, as they constantly fall into new places, causing time to effectively reverse on a molecular level within the glass.
To test this idea, glass structures were observed using scattered laser light, revealing how the glass samples pushed and reformed into new arrangements. Professor Blochowicz noted, “The minuscule fluctuations in the molecules had to be documented using an ultra-sensitive video camera.” This movement within glass makes it impossible for scientists to determine whether the changes are occurring forwards or backwards.
This discovery has significant implications for materials science and our perception of the world around us. While it does not bring humanity any closer to actual time travel, it challenges long-held beliefs about the nature of our reality and opens up new possibilities for understanding how materials age and behave over time.
Additionally, a new study released in 2023 addresses the concept of time travel in the universe. In essence, the research discredits the possibility of going back in time, stating that time can only move in one direction. Such discoveries are shifting the way we perceive time and the universe and challenging long-held beliefs about