In a groundbreaking study, researchers have discovered evidence of time travel at the microscopic level, a concept that has long fascinated people. The new study, “Time reversibility during material aging,” was co-authored by Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochovicz and is published in Nature Physics. These researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany focused on the displacement behavior of time within the structures of certain materials, such as glass.
The researchers observed the glass samples using scattered laser light and found that the glass was in a constant state of time reversal at the molecular level as it pushed and reformed into new molecular arrangements. This was captured by an ultra-sensitive video camera. The composition of these materials is constantly changing, making it impossible to determine whether the changes are occurring forward or backward in time.
This discovery won’t bring people closer to actual time travel but could lead to a change in how we experience materials every day. Meanwhile, another new study published in 2023 proposes that time only flows in one direction in the universe, ruling out the possibility of time travel. This study investigates how light interacts with other objects, ultimately determining that time can only progress in one direction.