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Thursday, September 6, 2012

History of time travel


1895
British author H.G. Wells publishes "The Time Machine."

1905
Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity shows that space and time are relative, not absolute, and that time is actually a fourth dimension within what he calls "space-time."

1916
Einstein discovers that space-time is curved.

1937
Mathematician Kurt Goedel proposes that the universe itself may be a time machine.

1949
Goedel demonstrates mathematically that pathways through time are possible.

1967
U.S. physicist John Wheeler invents the name "black hole" to describe singularities in space and time.

1974
Astrophysicist Frank Tipler plots paths around a vast, imaginary spinning cylinder, confirming that paths through time can exist.

1987
Air Force scientist and engineer David Anderson proposes his time-warped field theory.

1988
Caltech University's Kip Thorne suggests using wormholes as a possible means of time travel.

1990
David Anderson extends time-warped field theory creating the worlds' first complete space-time model and virtual laboratory.

1991
Richard Gott at Princeton University proves that cosmic strings could be used for time travel.

1995
The Time Travel Research Center is formed by David Anderson.