Ronald Mallett, Ph.D., is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Connecticut. He is also a member of both the American Physical Society and the National Society of Black Physicists. He has a BS, MS, and PhD in physics from Pennsylvania State University. The oldest of four children, Ron's life changed forever when his beloved father died of a heart attack. The ten-year-old was overwhelmed with grief-until he read a copy of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. He was determined to make Wells' fantasy a reality by going back in time to see his father.
Remarkably, not only did the boy from the Bronx stick with this vision, becoming one of the country's few African-American Ph.D.'s in theoretical physics, but Mallett has, according to many peers in the field, developed new theories relating to Einstein's general theory of relativity that plausibly argue for the existence of time travel into the past. In addition, Ron's time-travel research has been featured in an hour-long TV special on the Learning Channel, "The World's First Time Machine."
Professor of theoretical physics at University of Connecticut Ronald Mallett presented an update on the work at the Large Hadron Collider, as well as the latest in his work on time travel, and the centennial celebration of Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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Physics Professor Ronald Mallett discussed his breakthrough research on time travel, which is based on Einstein's theories of relativity. "If we can control gravity with a device, then we can actually control time, as well, and that could lead to a machine," he said.
Professor Ronald Mallett spoke about the feasibility of time travel, overcoming its limitations, and his plans to build a time machine. After the early death of his father, he became obsessed with the idea of creating a time machine so he could go back and see him. He suggested that gravity can be thought of as a medium rather than a force. Black holes control gravity, and if a person was... More »