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Share via Email Time machinery Dan Chung for the Guardian Time imprisons us. I never met my paternal grandfather, but I am told he was an extraordinary sprinter in his youth. I am slightly obsessed with the notion of visiting the s to watch that Jamaican-born teenager course down the track at his high school in New York.
And yet I must, fist shaking in the air, face the fact that this will never happen — can never happen. To understand the science of time travel is a curse. I am despondent that the laws of physics conspire to prevent any conceivable time machine from working.
Stephen Hawking calls it "chronology protection": I admit that an incomprehensible universe would be a high price to pay for the chance to watch my grandfather run.
But in my defence, I would travel away from that moment to perform the only mandatory task for anyone handed a time machine — the early assassination of Adolf Hitler.
Too much would be different to make sense; our minds, it seems, quickly provide a hint of the strictures of physics. Here are some of the best outcomes of that endeavour, in no particular order. Young Ronald grew out of poverty to become a professor of physics at Connecticut University and develop his own unique blueprint for a time machine.
Black Holes and Time Warps: He wanted to know how his alien civilisation might feasibly have created a useable time machine.
His cosmologist friend Kip Thorne gave him an answer: Innumerable wannabe time travellers have lost hours in these pages while mind-travelling through the universe.
None are so willing to suspend disbelief as readers under a certain age, but the book remains just as engrossing for adults. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams InAdams wrote about a computer that could point you to the nearest restaurant.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is brilliantly conceived, and its take on the farce of human existence seems to become more relevant with every passing news cycle. Only some of the stories in this collection are explicitly about time travel, but it is a theme that hovers over the book.
The concept is entirely fresh, the prose is beautifully evocative, the ideas profound and resonant; the stories bear repeated reading.
Einstein would have loved this book. It involves using highly accelerated subatomic particles to bend the fabric of the universe and thus create loops in time.
Or, possibly, a black hole. The book is a thinly-disguised celebration of what Twain valued most about 19th-century American life: It would be interesting to bring Twain to our times and ask whether he thinks America has stayed true to its origins or become a new version of medieval Britain.
Then … oh, why bother? Can We Travel Through Time? The 20 Big Questions of Physics is published by Quercus. Buy it at the Guardian bookshop.Many movies and sci fi books feature time travel, but is there anyway it could actually happen in real life?
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