The Time Machine Factory

The Time Machine Factory The Time Machine Factory
  • Contact

    Mariateresa Crosta
    INAF-OATo
    Via Osservatorio 20, Pino Torinese , 10025 Italy
    phone: +390118101922
    fax: +390118101930

  • Working language

    English

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Aim

The Conference focuses on causality and non-locality in physics, and the insurgence of situations where it appears that causality can be violated, with emphasis on their relation with time machines. There are three main objectives before this conference:
provide the opportunity for debating the views of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics on time travel
revive the interest in time travel, which is not prohibited by current laws of physics
contribute toward a comprehensive vision for the years to come including anticipations of potential applications

Given these three important issues and the successful participation to the TM2012 meeting, it seems highly conceivable to implement a cycle of conferences that will help keeping alive the interest on time travel over the years, highlighting the new horizons in physics and astrophysics associated with a possible existence of a Time Machine and of travel through space-time. This will offer, moreover, the possibility to startup new cutting-edge investigations on interplay issues between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, two theories that, even though extensively verified on their own, are seemingly irreconcilable up today.

Considering that this year is the International Year of Light and the centenary of the Theory of General Relativity, we can give priority to the themes on the behavior of light around naked singularities, in the phenomenon of teleportation, and in the study of conditions that apparently violate causality, in line with the first edition.

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