[T.A.R.D.I.S] Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains In Spacetime

General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains In Spacetime
Benjamin K. TippettDavid Tsang
(Submitted on 29 Oct 2013 (v1), last revised 4 Nov 2013 (this version, v2))

There are many spacetime geometries in general relativity which contain closed timelike curves. A layperson might say that retrograde time travel is possible in such spacetimes. To date no one has discovered a spacetime geometry which emulates what a layperson would describe as a time machine.

The purpose of this paper is to propose such a space-time geometry. In our geometry, a bubble of curvature travels along a closed trajectory. The inside of the bubble is Rindler spacetime, and the exterior is Minkowski spacetime. Accelerating observers inside of the bubble travel along closed timelike curves. The walls of the bubble are generated with matter which violates the classical energy conditions. We refer to such a bubble as a Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domain In Spacetime or T.A.R.D.I.S for short.

PDF : 1310.7985


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