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Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality


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ISBN13: 9781560258698
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This is the dramatic and inspirational first-person story of theoretical physicist, Dr. Ronald Mallett, who recently discovered the basic equations for a working time machine that he believes can be used as a transport vehicle to the past.

Combining elements of Rocket Boys and Elegant Universe, Time Traveler follows Mallett's discovery of Einstein's work on space-time, his study of Godel's work on a solution of Einstein's equation that might allow for time travel, and his own research in theoretical physics spanning thirty years that culminated in his recent discovery of the effects of circulating laser light and its application to time travel.

The foundation for Mallett's historic time-travel work is Einstein's theory of general relativity, a sound platform for any physicist. Through his years of reading and studying Einstein, Mallett became a buff well before he had any notion of the importance of the grand old relativist's theories to his own career. One interesting subtext to the story is Mallett's identification with, and keen interest in, Einstein. Mallett provides easy-to-understand explanations of the famous physicist's seminal work.

About the Author

Ronald L. Mallett, Ph.D., served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He received his B.S. in Physics in 1969, M.S. in 1970, and Ph.D. in physics in 1973, all lfrom Pennsylvania State University. In 1975 he joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut, where he is a professor of theoretical physics. He has published many papers on theoretical physics in professional journals. His time travel research has been featured in an hour-long TV special, "The World's First Time Machine," as well as publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, New Scientist, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe and Pravda.

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agfladoos, January 26, 2008 (view all comments by agfladoos)
I haven't read this book, but I wonder if physics, light and gravity operate in the same ways in other parts of space? I totally suck at math. I can't imagine how the mind of a physicist works or the ability to see such concepts as time, space, gravity and motion through numbers and equations. Theoretical though it may be, time travel, quite frankly is an attempt to recapture an essence of something of that transcends time. Ideas like these always inspire me to think about the wonderous interconnectedness of everything.
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cobene, January 29, 2007 (view all comments by cobene)
I don?t think there?s any human not fascinated by time travel. I know I am. I always come to wonder, though, what happens if this actually becomes reality. What happens if someone who hates you travels back in time and destroy your ancestors, or at the very least, prevents you father from marrying your mother? Does that mean you will cease to exist? Would this constitute a form of paradox? If you ceased to exist in the future because of such an act, then it follows that you were not really around for anyone to hate. But you did exist.

A fascinating, yet terrifying consequence to think about.
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mdinc, January 28, 2007 (view all comments by mdinc)
Simply facinating! I missed most of the broadcast during my 10 minute drive home, but what I heard was truly remarkable and inspiring. I googled "public radio", discovered PRI.ORG, searched for "time machine" and Eureka here I am! I immediately related to the author whose scientific passions, interests and beliefs parallel my own. And when I heard that he was an African-American male of my generation I said WOW!!! I too have been driven by an unbelievable childhood dream & role model - Superman with the mind of Christ. While my personal accomplishments pale in comparison to Dr Mallett's they are (relatively speaking) far greater than they would otherwise have been without a compelling vision of a future possibility. I am ecstatic at this serendipitous discovery, just 3 days before the beginning of Black History month. I definitely will be sharing his story in my community, with my friends and family concerning the power of belief (faith), perseverance & opportunity. Dr Mallett's story & books will be a welcome and timely addition to my personal collection of heroic writings & recommended readings. Dreams do come true. Imagine that!
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A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality
Thunder's Mouth Press
Henderson, Bruce
Mallett, Ronald L.
Mallett, Ronald
Henderson, Bruce
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Time travel
Scientists - General
Publication Date:
November 2006
8.28x6.08x.86 in. .87 lbs.

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