Is it possible for an atom to time travel?

1 Answer
Feb 11, 2017


Yes and no.


In one sense, it cannot help but time travel - it is always travelling into the future. The speed at which it does so is relative to the observer and affected by relative motion (Special Relativity) and/or gravity (General Relativity).

It seems not to be possible for an atom to travel backward in time, which would violate several basic assumptions about causality.