Taming time travel

New work solves paradoxes by making the impossible impossible

By Laura Sanders, 11:44 AM July 20, 2010

Novelists and screenwriters know that time travel can be accomplished in all sorts of ways: a supercharged DeLorean, Hermione’s small watch and, most recently, a spacetime-bending hot tub have allowed fictional heroes to jump between past and future.

But physicists know that time travel is more than just a compelling plot device — it’s a serious prediction of Einstein’s general relativity equations. In a new study posted online July 15, researchers led by Seth Lloyd at MIT analyze how some...

Source URL: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/taming-time-travel