The concept of time travel has fascinated humans for centuries, but it has always been seen as a figment of imagination until now. Scientists have found evidence of time travel at a microscopic level, according to a new study published in Nature Physics.
Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz are the lead authors of the study, Time reversibility during the aging of materials, which delves into how time behaves in the structure of materials like glass. Researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany conducted the study, and they found that time does not behave in a strictly linear manner.
The study examines how the composition of materials changes over time. Glass is one of the most intriguing structures used daily, with its molecules moving to different locations instead of adhering to more traditional molecular structures. This movement effectively reverses 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, with minuscule fluctuations in molecules documented using an ultra-sensitive video camera. “You can’t just watch the molecules jiggle around,” said Professor Blochowicz.
Although it may not bring humans any closer to being able to travel in time, this knowledge will certainly alter our understanding of certain materials used daily. However, a new study from 2023 challenges our understanding of the feasibility of time travel by suggesting that time is unidirectional due to a new study into light and its relationship with other objects.