Contributed by
Vijay Fafat
A mildly funny and fairly predictable time travel story involving a standalone time loop created by information sent back in time. Jacob Appel is a “Nobel Laureate and the man acknowledged by nearly everyone as the world’s greatest living mathematician”, one who creates “a mathematical proof that it was possible, in pure maths at least, to send nonliving objects back in time.”. He sends this proof as a paper, "A Mathematical Exposition of the Possibility of Small Scale Time Travel into the Past", to a journal, from where, through some unscrupulous behaviour by a couple of editors lands the paper in the past (from 2005 to 1926) with one Mr. Geoffrey Meadowcraft, who publishes it as a “famous paper” titled “A Mathematical Proof of the Possibility of Time Travel” in the journal, “Theoretical Physics and Unusual Mathematics”. The Meadowcroft Equations are used in 2005 by Jacob Appel to invent “forward time travel”, after which, “The world was never the same again.”.
