Time travel, Clock Puzzles and Their Experimental Tests
Dip. Ingegneria dell’Innovazione, Università del Salento, Lecce, and Centro Fermi, Rome, Italy
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Published online: 5 September 2013
Is time travel possible? What is Einstein’s theory of relativity mathematically predicting in that regard? Is time travel related to the so-called clock ‘paradoxes’ of relativity and if so how? Is there any accurate experimental evidence of the phenomena regarding the different flow of time predicted by General Relativity and is there any possible application of the temporal phenomena predicted by relativity to our everyday life? Which temporal phenomena are predicted in the vicinities of a rotating body and of a mass-energy current, and do we have any experimental test of the occurrence of these phenomena near a rotating body? In this paper, we address and answer some of these questions.
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