HONG KONG – Hong Kong The physicists succeeded in proving that the photon (light units) single follow Einstein’s theory which says that nothing can be faster than the speed of light, in other words, time travel is impossible.
The team of researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology led by Professor Du Shengwang say they have proved that a single photon ‘follow the laws of the universe’. Similarly, as quoted by Discovery News, Wednesday (27/07/2011).
“Einstein’s claim that the speed of light is at the core laws of the universe, or simply, nothing can surpass be faster than light,” wrote the university on his official website.
“Research Professor Du demonstrate that a single photon, also follow the laws of the universe as electromagnetic waves (EM),” he added.
The possibility of time travel attracted approximately 10 years ago after scientists discovered that the development of optical pulses on certain media capable of faster than light, which later proved to be only a mere visual effect.
Even so, scientists remain convinced that it is still possible for a single photon to exceed the speed of light.
Du believe that Einstein was right and this discovery could establish a long debate in advance about the possibility of time travel.
“In addition, this study also expected to give an overview to the scientists regarding the transmission of quantum information,” added Du.