Special relativity has inspired science fiction writers since Albert Einstein introduced this theory in 1905 and remains plagued by space researchers.
Even though this concept seems to be an obstacle to our interstellar travel one day, there are theories that suggest that we can move faster than light. One of the most popular of these theories is wormholes.
To put it in a very simple way, these holes form a connection from one point of the universe to another and it is possible to travel through space using this connection.
According to a recent study by researchers from the LVY League, wormholes that can be traveled can actually exist.
The bad news is that these wormholes seem to be wandering around the perimeter in space rather than the short path.
Normally wormholes were presented as a possible solution in Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
These wormholes were used to show the presence of black holes and explain the bond between them.
According to researchers, the wormhole between two black holes crashes in a short time to travel.
Exotic matter containing a dense negative energy is needed for a non-collapsing passage.
Researcher Jafferis examined Einstein and Nathan Rosen’s work in 1935.
He then combined these works with the work of Schwarszchild and calculated the possible assets of the bridges between the two points. (We call the wormhole, but also known as the Einstein-Rosen bridge.)
In 2013 Leonard Susskind and Juan Maldacena, who used the theory of relativity, developed a view that this structure could explain the entanglement in the universe (the two structures react at the two ends of the universe).
In his theory, Jafferis suggested that light travel in wormholes is possible.
He then conducted analyzes with Ping Gao and Aron Wall to check this thesis.
According to the results of the study theoretically it is possible to move the light through the wormhole, but it is not exactly the short paths in the universe.
Explaining the situation, the researcher said, Passing through black holes will take longer than going directly, so they are not very useful for space travel.
With this research, our understanding of quantum mechanics has improved. Jafferis sees the discovery of the relationship between gravity and quantum mechanics as a significant result of research.
According to the results of the research, the radiation from the black holes may actually be the reflection of the light absorbed from another point in the space. This leads to the possibility of resolving a paradox that Hawking had previously presented.
So it is not possible to travel faster than light, but we are one step closer to understanding quantum gravity.