Renowned Author To Open Physics Colloquium Series at U of A
For Immediate Release
Fayetteville, AR. - The University of Arkansas, in association with the Chronos Foundation, will be hosting a colloquium on January 20th entitled "Relativity and the Science of Time Travel" featuring Dr. Ronald L. Mallett, a theoretical physicist from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Mallett will present his research into the twisting of space-time by light, also known as frame dragging, in a non-technical format that is open to the general public. His work has been covered on both the Discovery and the History Channel television programs.
Mallett will tour the U of A Physics facilities, and will speak with several of the members of the department during his visit. Discussions of a joint experiment between the two Universities are expected to be firmed up at the time of his visit.
Dr. Mallett is the author of “Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality;” the story of a young boy from the Bronx who unexpectedly lost his father and devoted himself to science with the hope of one day traveling back in time to save him. After hearing of Dr. Mallett’s life story and struggles to become one of America’s first black PhDs in theoretical physics, Spike Lee, noted film producer, purchased the movie rights.
There will be a book signing preceding the colloquium on the 20th at Barnes and Noble in Fayetteville from 1-3pm, and a second book signing following the conference at the WalMart on Campus from 5:30 to 7pm. Dr. Mallett will be presenting "Relativity and the Science of Time Travel” at 4pm in room 133 of the Physics Building on the south side of Dickson Street in Fayetteville. The colloquium is open to the public.
The Chronos Foundation is a recently established non-profit intended to encourage scientific research and economic development in Northwest Arkansas.