Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Science & Technology

Physicist Says He Knows How to Build a Time Machine

Physicist Says He Knows How to Build a Time Machine 3

Ron Mallett, a professor of physics at the University of Connecticut, hopes to one day build a working time machine.

Physicist Says He Knows How to Build a Time Machine 4
Is it really possible to travel back in time? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Paul Hudson

During a recent interview with CNN, Mallett, who is a respected professor of physics, said he had written a scientific equation that could underlie time travel – a concept he became obsessed with as a boy after reading. The Time Machine by author HG Wells.

It’s a goal he’s been pursuing for most of his life, and while 74-year-old, Mallett admits he’s unlikely to see time travel come true during his lifetime, there is a chance that his efforts have contributed greatly, part of creating a working time machine in the future.

In 2018, Mallett assembled a device prototype designed to demonstrate some of the principles involved in his concept of time travel.

The device has a laser ring and the idea is to “twist” the space inside the ring. According to Mallett, because time and space are intrinsically linked, the distortion of one must also distort the other.

He said:

If space is being distorted hard enough, this linear timeline will be distorted in a loop. If time suddenly twists in a cycle, it allows us the possibility to travel to the past.

Creating a fully functional version of the device, however, would require extremely large amounts of power and a way to miniaturize all components – two obstacles that it still has to overcome.

There is also another problem – one that severely hinders the dream of going back in time to see his father, who tragically died of a heart attack when he was 10 years old.

He said:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You can send information back. But you can only send it back from the point you started the machine.

In other words, according to his understanding of the physics of time travel, time travel can only be achieved between the present and the time the time machine itself was activated in the past.

For Mallett, therefore, traveling back in time to see his father seems impossible.

Source

Comments

You May Also Like

Mysteries

Panic, unconscious horror, dizziness and a feeling of being out of the body – this is what the experimental people in the USSR felt...

Metaphysics & Psychology

We have collected five concepts of time travel, reflected in pop culture, and try to explain if they could ever become reality. Turn back...

Mysteries

Most people don’t trust lawyers, but what about a lawyer who is trying to prove to everyone that he took part in a secret...

Metaphysics & Psychology

In the novel by Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse number 5 or The Children’s Crusade,” the main character named Billy Pilgrim was abducted by aliens. Aliens...

Fact or fiction

According to numerous reports and stories, among the many supposed secrets that the Vatican maintains is a device called Chronovisor. The Chronovisor would allow its...

Paranormal

Are trips possible in time? The answer is yes. At first glance, an affirmation of such caliber can sound fanciful if we take into account our...

Aliens & UFO's

Just about everyone has heard of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), but what about Unidentified Future Objects? Alien encounters have been reported for decades. If...

Paranormal

A BIZARRE photo of what appears to be a time traveller in 1917 has resurfaced online after scores of disbelievers have finally found a...

Advertisement