Christopher Nolan's latest movie Interstellar has created a buzz around the globe about the time travelling through wormhole. Is it possible or just a gimmick?
Having watched the sci-fi movie “Interstellar” by Christopher Nolan in movie theaters around the world, movie buffs and die-hard fanatics question the real-life applicability of the wormhole theory depicted in the movie.
Movie watchers and other people want to know if it is actually possible to whizz into other parts of the universe through the theoretical wormholes seen the sci-fi movie. Wormholes are the tunnels – theoretically of course – through which astronauts or anybody could travel from one space galaxy to the other.
Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena believes that “The jury is not in, so we just don’t know. But there are very strong indications that wormholes that a human could travel through are forbidden by the laws of physics. That’s sad that’s unfortunate, but that’s the direction in which things are pointing.” Then the renowned astrophysicist goes further to add that “Wormholes — if you don’t have something threading through them to hold them open — the walls will basically collapse so fast that nothing can go through them.”
It is therefore surmised that the only way to keep the wormholes open is to insert some sort of negative energy – and luckily, this is something that scientists have been able to create in labs through the quantum effects. And this works when deficit is created by a part of space that borrows energy from another region that lacked any. “So it does happen in physics,” Thorne said. “But we have very strong, but not firm, indications that you can never get enough negative energy that repels and keeps the wormhole’s walls open; you can never get enough to do that.”
In the movie “Interstellar”, some aliens were able to make a wormhole near the planet Saturn, and then allow Cooper, a former farmer who then leads some new settlers to search for a place for humanity to reside in – simply because crop failures is threatening the survival of man on Earth.