Physicist and Author Ronald Mallett Explores the Science of Time Travel, Oct. 30

College of Science’s Distinguished Speakers Series brings Mallett to campus

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Time travel will be the topic of the next lecture in the Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Science.

Physicist and author Ronald Mallett will give his talk “Science of Time Travel: Possibility and Promise” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Gosnell Building, room 1250. Mallett will sign copies of his memoir Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality at 5 p.m. in the Bruce and Nora James Atrium also in the Gosnell Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mallett, professor of physics at University of Connecticut, will discuss the possibility of time travel using Einstein’s theories of relativity and will highlight his own current research. The lecture will also consider the problems and paradoxes of time travel.

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.

Time Traveler has been translated into Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Director Spike Lee’s production company, Forty Acres & A Mule Filmworks Inc., has acquired film rights to the book.