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The Topology of Time Travel Stories

Everyone needs an obscure useless skill. ‐ @Noahpinion Mine is identifying the topology of time travel stories. Click here if you know what topology is and just want to get to the time travel stuff a brief introduction to topology The original study of shapes was geometry, popularized by a Greek mathematician named Euclid. Starting about 2000 years after that, a Swiss mathematician named Euler (pronounced “Oiler”) accidentally inventented topology while trying to solve the Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem.