What field of science encompasses the study of time travel? Would it be cosmology? or quantum physics?

I want to study the field of science that deals with time travel, so I'm just wondering. (I wish "Time Travel" could be a major :) )

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  • BJ
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    1 decade ago
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    "In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting." Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Someone paid him back for that remark, but he didn't turn down the prize. Cosmology is a subset of physics. Special relativity, quantum mechanics, aspects of super string theory and thermodynamics all come into play when deliberating time travel...

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  • 1 decade ago

    You've got a choice. At the smallest level, there is the uncertainty of quantum physics: that is where we know particles go back and forth in time, although for very VERY brief times.

    But in terms of the possibility of humans traveling forwards, and the very VERY unlikely backwards in time, you have to look at the distortions of space-time that are addressed in cosmology.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't forget Special Relativity. From it is the only form of time travel that has been PROVEN on the macroscopic scale. The twin brother paradox is where one of the twins gets onto a rocket ship and travels near the speed of light away from earth and then returns years later. To him he will have aged less than his brother who stayed on earth. The difference depends on how close to the speed of light he was traveling.

    I say this has been proven because it has been observed at slower speed differences (airplanes) and it even has to be taken into account in satellites so they don't crash into the earth :)

    Without the discovery of Special Relativity you would have no satellites, no cell phones, AND NO BROADBAND!!!!!!!!!!!

    With Special Relativity you could one day travel into the distant future with very little time going by from your perspective. Currently, we have proven no way of traveling back in time, but if you can figure out how to travel faster then the speed of light then you would be traveling backward in time, as also theorized by Einstein.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The study of general relativity per se (and not just as applied to cosmology) is its own sub-field. If you had to categorize it (ie you wanted to know what hall of the physics department your office would be in), it probably falls within particle physics (although it's pretty distinct from the rest of particle).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Quantum physics

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  • koeth
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    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would say quantum phsyics, since they keep talking about traveling backward or foreward through time is like going through a wormhole.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I do not know the best way to answer this without offending

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  • lady
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Thankyou all for your answers and opinions!

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