In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have recently uncovered evidence of time travel at the microscopic level. This concept has long captivated humans, though it was previously only found in fiction. A new study published in Nature Physics by Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany has shed light on this intriguing subject.
The researchers focused on the time-shuffling behavior within the structures of certain materials, such as glass, and their findings suggest that time does not behave in a purely linear manner. Using scattered laser light, they observed the glass samples and discovered that the glass is constantly undergoing a state of time reversal at a molecular level as it reforms into new arrangements. This was recorded using an ultra-sensitive video camera.
However, because the composition of these materials is constantly changing, it is impossible to determine whether the changes are occurring forwards or backwards in time. While this revelation may not bring us any closer to actually traveling through time, it may lead to a shift in how we perceive the materials we interact with daily.
In another study released in 2023, researchers proposed that time in the universe only flows in one direction, ruling out the possibility of time travel. This study explores how light interacts with other objects and ultimately determines that time can only progress in one direction.