Even though time plays such a central role in our lives, it remains an elusive and mysterious concept. Does time really pass? And why does it flow in only one direction? How comes we remember the past but not the future? Is time travel possible? And does time have a beginning or an end? KU Leuven proudly announces the introduction of a mind-boggling new course on the nature of time!
If the grandfather paradox blew your mind, these time travel paradoxes will melt your brain. From proving the world's most complicated theorem without actually proving it, to fathering your own self. Here's how to create a pocket watch without really creating it, and why Einstein's theory of relativity might not have been Einstein's brainchild after all. Take a deep breath and press the yellow button!
It was a dark and stormy night. Jack, who had always blamed his grandfather for all the misery in his life, stepped inside the time machine. He pressed some buttons, pulled a lever, and disappeared into the past, his shotgun loaded to kill his grandfather as a little boy ... Press the yellow button, and figure out what happened next!
For as long as we have strolled the Earth, the idea of time travel has sparkled our curiosity and imagination. Countless science fiction writers have explored the possibilities and paradoxes of time travel. But will science fiction ever turn in science fact? Press the yellow button and find out what scientists think about time travel to the future in this first post of the time travel trilogy.