Large Hadron Collider can be the world’s first time machine

Thomas Weiler, right, Chui Man Ho, left. Credit: John Russell / Vanderbilt University

It’s been a while since we wrote something about the Large Hadron Collider, but this time, some researchers from the LHC come back with a jaw dropping theory – time travel. If this latest theory of Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho is correct, than the LHC would be the world’s first machine able to send matter back 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.”

Among the most important goals of the particle accelerator is finding the elusive Higgs boson, one of the big missing puzzle pieces in modern physics. However, if the LHC does produce the Higgs boson, some physicists believe it will also produce a particle called the Higgs singlet, a theoretical particle with the ability to jump into an extra fifth dimension, thus being able to move forward or backward in time.

“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.”

Why is this absolutely amazing ? Because someone not in Hollywood is seriously pondering the idea of time travel – and with some good reasons. Still, it is a long shot, and when it comes to modern physics, there are a whole lot of gaps that need to be filled, but this kind of theory just makes you love science (even more).

5 thoughts on “Large Hadron Collider can be the world’s first time machine

  1. Pingback: LHC may make time travel possible … to particles at least « STARS MAGAZINE

  2. Carrie

    On the topic of time travel, I thought I would share this video interview that I stumbled upon a few days ago. Ron Mallett is a renowned scientist who believes he has the skills to create a working time machine over the next 10/15 years. He backs up his ideas using Einstein’s theories of Relativity… check it out and let me know what you think!

    http://bit.ly/ec73hW

  3. Andrew Richard McCree

    if this does work than could you send a message back to the past and change things because something happened to me recently and I would like to change it if I can

  4. Andrew Richard McCree

    Iv heard of him and 10/15 years is to long this collider could happen at any time

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