In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have recently uncovered evidence of time travel at a microscopic level, challenging the notion that it has only existed in fiction until now. The study, “Time reversibility during the aging of materials,” co-authored by Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz and published in Nature Physics, sheds light on this fascinating concept.
Researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany have focused on the time-shuffling behavior within certain materials, such as glass. Their findings suggest that time does not behave in a purely linear manner. Using scattered laser light to observe the glass samples, they discovered that these materials are constantly undergoing a process of constant state of time reversal at a molecular level as they push and reform into new molecular arrangements. This was recorded using an ultra-sensitive video camera.
The composition of these materials is constantly changing, making it impossible to determine whether the changes are occurring forwards or backwards in time. While this revelation will not bring humans any closer to actually traveling through time, it may lead to a shift in how we perceive the materials we interact with daily.
Meanwhile, another study released in 2023 proposes that time in the universe only flows in one direction, ruling out the possibility of time travel altogether. This research explores how light interacts with other objects and ultimately determines that time can only progress in one direction.