Scientists have finally found evidence of real time travel, albeit at the microscopic level. A new study published in Nature Physics by Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz examines how time behaves in the structure of certain materials such as glass. The research from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany reveals that time does not progress in a purely linear manner, as previously thought.
In their study, the researchers observed how the composition of materials evolves over time, particularly focusing on glass, a material featuring one of the most intriguing structures. Contrary to traditional molecular structures, glass molecules constantly shift into new positions, causing constant reversals of time at a molecular level.
To investigate this phenomenon, researchers used scattered laser light and an ultra-sensitive video camera to document minuscule fluctuations in the molecules of glass. These internal movements of glass are so unpredictable that scientists cannot discern whether they are taking place forward or backward in time.
Although this discovery does not bring humans closer to time travel, it changes how people perceive various everyday materials. This study challenges our understanding of what could theoretically be achievable in terms of time travel and opens up new avenues for future research.