I get a little giddy about science, sometimes. It wasn’t my favorite subject in school. Biology was okay for me. Hated Chemistry, especially lab stuff. But Physics? I’ve always loved physics. At least, the layperson’s version of it. Because I am a person who likes to ponder “Why?” questions, and Physics is all about the whys of our universe. ”Why does a ball fall to the ground when I drop it?” ”Why does the earth orbit the sun?” Etc. etc.
Until as recently as this week, physicists generally accepted Einstein’s theory that nothing in the universe can move faster than light. However, researchers at CERN unveiled findings a few days ago that they have observed these little particles called neutrinos moving faster than light speed. Which, if true, would apparently re-write physics and change the way scientists understand the universe.
Tessa, you might say, that’s all very well and good. But why are you writing about this on The Ballroom Blog? What can this possibly have to do with historical romance?
And I would reply, read on:
Jeff Forshaw, a professor of particle physics at Britain’s Manchester University, told Reuters the results if confirmed would mean it would be possible in theory to “send information into the past”. “In other words, time travel into the past would become possible…(though) that does not mean we’ll be building time-machines anytime soon.”
Did you hear that? Soon or not–we are one step closer to time travel.
So, for the all-important question:
When the time machines are ready, when and where are YOU going? Back to the Regency? To a different historical era? What are you taking with you? Which sights are you most interested in seeing?
And what model car should we use? Deloreans are so 1985.