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Avengers: How Endgame exploits time travel and quantum mechanics

Many of the time-travel concepts in Endgame are connected, at least in name, to recent scientific theory, simulation and speculation

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While some of the mathematical terminology is clearly there for effect, the plot makes a reasonable effort to adhere to current high level-thinking about time travel – to a point

Michael Milford and Peter Stratton | The Conversation
At the end of Avengers: Infinity War half the people (including heroes and villains) in the universe were gone in the snap of a finger from Thanos (Josh Brolin).
So how can Avengers: Endgame (in cinemas from this week) try to bring them back?
Well, with that tried and tested movie plot device: time travel. Plus a surprising amount of scientific jargon thrown in, including quantum mechanics, Deutsch propositions, eigenvalues and inverted Möbius strips.
But don’t think that everything you hear during the movie was

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 8:48 AM IST

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