Oh, man. I am such a nerd. I seriously love this stuff.
I figured, if I'm going to write science fiction, I should probably understand the science behind these stories, right?
I took a physics class in college: ONE class: Astronomy. It was a great class. My professor knew so much and he covered several topics within physics, including the theory of relativity. I understood a lot of the basics that Einstein explored, but the overall concept of time travel eluded me.
So I turned to wikipedia.
This information was familiar, but more in-depth. I took a lot of notes and tried to put this stuff into layman's terms for myself later. I think I get the theories, and I see where I'm going to have to fictionalize a lot of this stuff for the sake of fiction. But wow. It's just interesting!
I also found a cool website called World Science U, where you can watch college-level lectures on a variety of sciency subjects. They have time travel! Or at least the theory of time travel. I'm learning a lot from this guy, and he explains it in a way that makes sense, which is pretty helpful.
I'm not sure if this experience makes me feel smarter or completely out of my depth.
Do you have any questions about time travel and how it works? What should I know before I dive in?