Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek first proposed that time crystals might actually exist in 2012. He argued that these hypothetical objects can exhibit periodic motion, such as moving in a circular orbit, in their state of lowest energy, or their “ground state.” Theoretically, objects in their ground states don’t have enough energy to move at all.
But are they just a mathematical curiosity, or could they actually physically exist? And if they do, could they be related to the crystalline objects which feature in Wyken Seagrave’s epic novel?
Reader’s views are welcome!
Read more about the latest developments in the argument at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-crystals.html#jCp