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Researchers claim time travel IS possible - here's all you need to know

Published 28/11/2016 | 09:26

Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future
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A team of experts have claimed that time travel is in fact possible.

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The controversial claim was made by a team of physicists and was backed by a fellow researcher, New York Post reports.

The initial claims were made by Professor Howard Wiseman and Dr. Michael Hall, from Griffith University’s Center for Quantum Dynamics. They were supported by a fellow researcher from the University of California.

Here are five things to know about their theory:

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The researchers' theory is called 'Many-Interacting Worlds'.

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The researchers provide a whole new perspective on quantum theory and say that there are multiple timelines playing out in parallel universes.

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These multiple worlds are all on the same timelines, but the team claim they interact when they 'bump' into each other. They say that an event happening in one world could trigger a reaction in another.

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One of the researchers, Dr Hall, said the group's theory fits with current science, albeit offering a new perspective, as opposed to completely contradicting the physics rule book.

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The group believes the theory will be useful in planning and testing experiments, however it has already sparked some controversy in the world of physics.

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