Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Science of Time Travel is Explored at the Connecticut Science Center

The Science of Time Travel…It’s About Time! (DeLorean not included)

Almost 25 years ago, the American public was captivated by a teenager who traveled in time, via a stylish DeLorean sports car. The 1985 film “Back to the Future”, starring Michael J. Fox, told the sometimes comical story of a teenager boy’s encounter with time travel based on the findings of his counterpart, a mad scientist like character named “Doc”. Meet the “Real Doc” who uses Real Science.

Dr. Ronald Mallett, Professor of Theoretical Relativity at the University of Connecticut believes he has discovered the basic equations for a working time machine. His book, Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality is now being made into a movie, to be directed by Spike Lee.

Driven by the death of his father and reading H G Wells’s classic novel The Time Machine a year later, a young Ron Mallett sought out to figure out a way to return to 1955 to be at his father’s side once more. Fast forward to 2002 and you find an intellectual Dr. Mallett presenting his findings to fifty of the world’s leading physicists at The International Association for Relative Dynamics Third Biennial Conference at Howard University. The message: “The 21st Century will herald the dawn of the time machine”

Time Travel has been a dream for humankind for a long time. Einstein’s theory of relativity encompasses certain forms of theoretical time travel. If you travel through outer space near the speed of light, chances are time has passed much quicker for those living on Earth than it would for the one traveling – essentially time travel.

On Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 PM, Dr. Mallett will be at the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford, to present his intriguing theory and open the discussion of traveling in time to all.

Time Traveler Event:
Wednesday, November 4 at the Connecticut Science Center : 6:00 PM
6 PM reception with cash bar, 7 PM presentation, followed by a book signing
$25/$15 for Premier Members.
Reservations: (860) 520-2154.

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