Saturday, March 19, 2011

Large Hadron Collider Could Be World's First Time Machine

If the latest theory of Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho is right, the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest atom smasher that started regular operation last year – could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time.

“Our theory is a long shot,” admitted Weiler, who is a physics professor at Vanderbilt University, “but it doesn’t violate any laws of physics or experimental constraints.”

One of the major goals of the collider is to find the elusive Higgs boson: the particle that physicists invoke to explain why particles like protons, neutrons and electrons have mass. If the collider succeeds in producing the Higgs boson, some scientists predict that it will create a second particle, called the Higgs singlet, at the same time.

According to Weiler and Ho’s theory, these singlets should have the ability to jump into an extra, fifth dimension where they can move either forward or backward in time and reappear in the future or past.

“One of the attractive things about this approach to time travel is that it avoids all the big paradoxes,” Weiler said. “Because time travel is limited to these special particles, it is not possible for a man to travel back in time and murder one of his parents before he himself is born, for example. However, if scientists could control the production of Higgs singlets, they might be able to send messages to the past or future.”

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2011/03/hadron-collider-time-machine/

15 comments:

  1. Fascinating stuff. A little above my head though. Enjoyed it, following.

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  2. I doubt the LHC will fit in the back of my Deloeran.. But its a start I guess xD Interesting read

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  3. Where'd they attach the Flux Capacitor? haha Out of all those nerd there of no one atleast drew a Flux capacitor and stuck it on some where the terrorists have really truly won.

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  4. http://trapper02.blogspot.com/

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  5. Pretty cool, Every article I read about the LHC seems to have a sci-fi/horror/end of the world feeling to it.

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  6. I..haven't they already done this with neutrino particles??

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  7. That is freaking sweet! What if all the ancient "Aliens" are just us from the future!!!???

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  8. No offense intended, but that will not happen first because this particle requires the Higgs-Boson which was failed to be created at a 99% speed of light collision and it violates the closed-loop theorem of time travel that is the only working idea that does not violate causality.

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  9. Wasn't it supposed to create black holes which would destroy the whole earth ;)

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  10. wasnt part of the LHC turned off sometime last year due to some malfunctioning?

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  11. That's awesome, let's see if they finally turn it on!!

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  12. Nice one!
    Got yourself a new follower! :)

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