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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:03 pm

Physicists have verified a key prediction of Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity with unprecedented accuracy. Experiments at a particle accelerator in Germany confirm that time moves slower for a moving clock than for a stationary one.

The work is the most stringent test yet of this ‘time-dilation’ effect, which Einstein predicted. One of the consequences of this effect is that a person travelling in a high-speed rocket would age more slowly than people back on Earth.

Few scientists doubt that Einstein was right. But the mathematics describing the time-dilation effect are “fundamental to all physical theories”, says Thomas Udem, a physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, who was not involved in the research. “It is of utmost importance to verify it with the best possible accuracy.”

The paper was published on September 16 in Physical Review Letters. It is the culmination of 15 years of work by an international group of collaborators including Nobel laureate Theodor Hänsch, director of the Max Planck optics institute.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/einsteins-time-dilation-prediction-verified/

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Post by stardesk on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:29 am

Morning Didge. If I remember correctly, it was postulated some years ago that Astronauts in space for a long time, would age slower than people on the planet.

So, if we don't want to grow old too quickly, keep flying around the world, or go live in a space station.

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:29 pm

Hi Stardesk

What it says to me is that we clearly have much more to learn about time itself, but as seen from my other thread, it seems we can slow down the ageing process anyway, which no doubt would only happen for the brainiest and richest.

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