Science of Time Travel: Possibility and Promise
Based on his book "Time Traveler : A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality", Professor Mallett discusses the possibility of time travel via Einstein's theories of relativity and highlights his own current research. The lecture also considers the problems and paradoxes of time travel.
Professor Ronald L. Mallett received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Pennsylvania State University. He worked for United Technologies from 1973-5, and in 1975 joined the physics faculty at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he has been a professor of theoretical physics ever since. Prof. Mallett has published numerous papers on black holes and cosmology in professional journals. His breakthrough research on time travel has been featured extensively in the media around the world, including NPR's This American Life, and the History Channel, Science Channel, Learning Channel, National Geographic Channel. Professor Mallett's recently published memoir "Time Traveler" is a compelling and human story of a man whose deep childhood trauma drove him on a quest to build a time machine. The book has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese and is to be made into a feature film by Spike Lee.