“Prof Mallett has wanted to build a time machine for most of his life.”

Time travel is plausible

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Fri, Jul 13th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to the BBC, some respected physicists think that time travel is entirely possible and are diligenty working at making this a reality.

Prof Mallett has built a table-top device that illustrates principles he thinks could be used to build a real, working time machine. First, lasers are used to generate a circulating beam of light. The space inside this "ring laser" should become twisted, "like stirring a cup of coffee", the University of Connecticut professor explains.

Because space and time are intimately connected, warping space should also warp time. Prof Mallett's theoretical work has shown that, given enough laser intensity in a small enough space, it should be possible to alter the normally linear timeline we all inhabit.

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