Physicists have proposed, according to them, working mathematical model for a time machine

Theoretical physicist Ben Tippett from the University of British Columbia with an astrophysicist at the University of Maryland with Davitamon Zzenom created, according to them, working mathematical model of the “time machine”, using the principle of the curvature of space-time Universe. The research and findings of scientists was published in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity.

Scientists on the basis of the General theory of relativity derived the mathematical model, which they called the TARDIS or Traversable Acausal Retrograde Domain in Space-time (“Passable casualine retrograde zone in space-time”). But do not rejoice in the opportunity to attend last long your dearly departed grandmother, the researchers note. There is an issue which does not allow to check the correctness of their mathematical models, but more on that later.

“People think of time travel as fiction. In fact, we believe it’s impossible just because we haven’t tried to do it, actually,” says physicist and mathematician Ben Tippett.

“However, time machine is possible, at least mathematically,” adds the scientist.

The model of scientists is the idea that the fourth dimension of the Universe, which is time. In turn, this allows to assume the existence of the space-time continuum, in which different directions of space and time are connected by the fabric of the Universe.

The theory of relativity connects gravity effects the Universe the curvature of space-time, the phenomenon behind the elliptical orbits of the planets and stars. In the presence of a flat or curved space-time, planets would move in a straight line. However, the theory of relativity says that the geometry of space-time becomes curved in the presence of very massive objects, causing them to spin around the stars.

Tippett and Tsang believe that a curved Universe may be not only a space. Under the action of the object with a large mass can be curved and time. As an example, they cite the space around black holes.

“The movement of time within space-time can also be curved. As example would be black holes. The more we get close to them, the slower for us begins to flow the time,” says Tippett.

“My model of the time machine uses curved space-time to time for passengers becomes a circle and not a straight line. And the movement on the circle can take us back in time”.

To check the hypothesis, the scientists propose to create a sort of bubble that can carry everyone in it will be through time and space in a curved path. If this bubble will move with a speed higher than the speed of light (according to scientists, it is also mathematically possible), it will allow everyone who will be in a bubble, travel back in time.

The idea becomes more clear if you look at the schema proposed by Tippett. It has two protagonists: one is inside the bubble, time machine (man A), and an external observer outside the bubble (person B).

The arrow of time, which under normal conditions (ie in our Universe) is always moving forward, in the present scheme makes the past become present (indicated by black arrows). According to the scientist, each of these people will be different to feel the movement of time:

“Inside the bubble object a will see that B is periodically changed and then reverted. Outside of the bubble observer B will see that two versions of A come from the same location: an hour hand turns to the right and the other left.”

In other words, the outside observer will see two versions of the objects in the time machine: one version will evolve forward in time, the other ago.

Sounds all very interesting, but Tippett and Tsang say, we have not reached such a level of technology that this hypothesis could be tested in practice. We just don’t have the right to build such a time machine materials.

“Although from a mathematical point of view this might work, to build a machine to travel within space-time we cannot, since it does not have the necessary materials. And the materials need exotic. They will allow you to bend space-time. Unfortunately, science has not yet invented anything like that,” says Tippett.

The idea of the Tippet and Zang resonates with another idea of a time machine, the so-called Alcubierre bubble, which must also use exotic materials to move in space and time. Only in this case we are not talking about circular motion in the field of space-time, and on motion by compressing space in front of you and expanding it behind.

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