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What should be a road map for a student who wish to be scientist and make research in time travel theory.

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Time Travel is impossible, if it wasn't impossible don't you think someone would travel back to the past to tell someone? And there are many other accurate ways to explain Time Travel is highly impossible. I wouldn't waste your time with it, many other scientists wasted there time with time travel and got absolutely nowhere, want to know why? Cause Time Travel is impossible!

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Time travel into the future is not impossible, and is actually being done right now with the astronauts in space. Time travel into the past is impossible, that's why we haven't been visited by our descendants. Why don't you familiarize yourself with relativity before making inaccurate assumptions.
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I'm only 13 years old and I am just speaking my mind.
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And why go into the future if you're not going to be able to travel back to the past?
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Speaking your mind isn't useful to other people when your words are simply not true. Einstein's general relativity and special relativity explain that traveling into the future is quite possible under certain circumstances.

Under general relativity, the closer someone is to a gravitational center, the slower time passes. Reciprocally, the further someone is from a gravitational center, the faster time passes. This is known as gravitational time dilation. Think of the Earth. We (the people on the ground) pass through time slower than the astronauts up in space (since astronauts are further away from Earth). This is why the astronauts in space have to adjust your clocks, since there is a time delay.

Under special relativity, the faster someone travels, the slower time passes. If you got in a spaceship and left Earth for one year traveling just under light speed (since nothing can reach light speed), you will return to Earth 22,000 years into the future. As you travel faster and faster, time slows down, while everyone on Earth goes through the normal rate of time. Astronauts travel at 17,000 mph (no where near light speed). So they've traveled 1/48 of a millisecond into the future when they return to Earth. Yes, the effect is small. But we don't have the technology to travel faster. This time delay is known as special relativistic time dilation.

Both forms of time dilation result in forward time travel. You cannot travel into the past because you would need to travel faster than the speed of light. Nothing with rest mass can reach light speed, much less go beyond.
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Try researching about quantum physics/mechanics. I believe this discipline will enhance your growth of interest with time travel. Good luck in your future's endeavour.

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A road map for a student to become scientist and make research in time travel theory include getting a bachelor's degree, After deciding on your area of interest, seek out a mentor. Then, narrow down your idea into hypothesis and present your findings. Go to http://education-portal.com/articles/Be_a_Computer_and_Information_Scientist_Career_Roadmap.html for more.