‘We found a way to tra­verse the space­time con­tin­uum’

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THE RE­CENT dis­cov­ery of the Higgs-Bo­son Par­ti­cle cre­ated waves around the globe. How­ever, I’d like to call your at­ten­tion to an equally im­por­tant yet largely un­re­ported tri­umph in the field of sci­ence — painstak­ingly brought to light by sev­eral of the best minds at Brown Univer­sity, my­self humbly in­cluded. Over the course of sev­eral re­search-in­ten­sive week­ends this spring, I am proud to say our work was in­stru­men­tal in un­rav­el­ling the se­crets of time travel. We found a way to tra­verse pre­vi­ously im­pass­able bar­ri­ers of the space-time con­tin­uum. Yes, I have been to the past and, as they say, “back to the fu­ture”. With­out get­ting into the physics of it all, this is how it hap­pened.

As with most sto­ries re­lated to in­sti­tu­tions of higher ed­u­ca­tion, mine be­gins and ends with un­der­age sub­stance abuse. En­dowed with the re­sources and pres­tige of an Ivy League school, my first tryst with trans-his­tor­i­cal travel oc­curred, like all great sci­en­tific leaps for­ward, on a Fri­day evening. Fol­low­ing a stress­ful week of mid-terms, sev­eral

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