A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality
Time travel is possible, says Ronald Mallett. In virtuosic lectures, Mallett explains his discoveries in clear, crisp language and reveals the gripping personal story that inspired his work—how he overcame poverty, racism, and the early death of his father that sent him on his quest, nearly realized, to build a functioning time machine.
Can a circulating beam of light make time travel a reality by dragging time into a closed loop? Theoretical physicist Ronald Mallett thinks it can. A scientist, professor, and subject of an upcoming Spike Lee film, Mallett is one of the few African-American PhDs in theoretical physics. Working with Einstein's theories of relativity and space-time, he has discovered the basic equations for a working time machine that may make time travel possible. (It’s being hailed as a plausible path to time travel, in our lifetime.)
Mallett has appeared on This American Life and on TLC’s The World's First Time Machine, and his book, TIme Traveler, a sort of Elegant Universe-meets-H.G. Wells, has the scientific community—and the general public—abuzz with renewed interest and serious debate. He is also featured in a new documentary, How to Build a Time Machine. Mallett is currently Research Professor at the University of Connecticut.