The Time Stephen Hawking Held A Party Only For Time Travellers

Is it possible to travel to the past? Well, according to Stephen Hawking, time travel is effectively impossible. And to support his opinion, in 2009 the world famous physicist held a party only for time travellers. The result? Nobody showed up.

Here’s the interesting story.

On June 28, 2009 Stephen Hawking held a party at the University of Cambridge. The party was complete with champagne, hors d’oeuvres and balloons but, even though (literally) everyone was invited, no one showed up. Why? Because, Hawking only sent out invitations after the party had concluded. It was his way to further reinforce his 1992 conjecture that time travel is not possible: (the article continues after the ad)

“I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible. I gave a party for time-travellers, but I didn’t send out the invitations until after the party. I sat there a long time, but no one came.”

as Hawking said.

Here’s the invitation:

Photo: University of Cambridge / YouTube

Oh, here’s the official YouTube of the “event”:

The big question remains though: What if someone in the future retroactively decide to visit the party? 🙂

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