Physics-Paper on Doctor Whos TARDIS-Spacetime-Geometry

Dr. Benjamin K. Tippetta vom Gallifrey Polytechnic Institute und Dr. David Tsangb vom GalTech haben die Raumzeit-Geometrie der TARDIS in einer Arbeit im Detail beschrieben und das Ding kommt sogar inklusive PDF mit populärwissenschaftlichen Erklärungen. Hier die eigentliche Arbeit mit dem wundervollen Titel Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains In Spacetime, hier das Erklärbär-Paper für Non-Sheldons: The Blue Box White Paper, im Tumblr von Tippetta beantwortet er Fragen dazu.

This white paper is an explanation of Ben and Dave's TARDIS time machine, written for laypeople who are interested in time travel, but have no technical knowledge of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.

The first part of this paper is an introduction to the pertinent ideas from Einstein's theory of curved spacetime, followed by a review of other popular time machine spacetimes. We begin with an introduction to curvature and lightcones. We then explain the Alcubierre Warp Drive, the Morris-Thorne wormhole, and the Tipler cylinder. We then describe the Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domain in Spacetime (TARDIS), and explain some of its general properties. Our TARDIS is a bubble of spacetime curvature which travels along a closed loop in space and time. A person travelling within the bubble will feel a constant acceleration. A person outside of the TARDIS will see two bubbles: one which is evolving forwards in time, and one which is evolving backwards in time. We then discuss the physical limitations which may prevent us from ever constructing a TARDIS.

Finally, we discuss the method through which a TARDIS can be used to travel between arbitrary points in space and time, and the possible dangers involved with exiting a TARDIS from the wrong side. Before we begin, would you like a Jelly Baby?

Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains In Spacetime (via Boing Boing)