Like almost all great inventions, this one stems from the dream of a child. This is the story of a ten year old boy who watched his beloved father die suddenly and his life long quest to find a way to reunite with him.
Ronald Mallet has devoted his entire life to the study of time travel. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, he began engaging in very intense research involving black holes, physics, and of course, the concept of time travel.
Fast forward several decades and now Ronald is building the first ever time machine. I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but I can’t help think that is what people thought of the first airplane, the first car and the first train when it was being built. Who knows if this is something that would ever work, but as a physics buff, it sure is fun to read about.
Ronald is definitely not considered wacko by his colleagues. He has been featured as recently as last month on NBC’s “Today Show” (see the article and video here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/09/is-time-travel-possible-a_n_280388.html) and he has also made an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” This is all in addition to dozens of magazines, newspapers, radio shows and online articles that have featured him and his work.
Currently a professor of physics at the University of Connecticut, Ron has a very strong theory about what is possible in the realm of time travel. For example, he realizes now that he will not be able to be reunited with his father since a time machine will only allow you to go into the future and then back, but only as far back as to the day that the time machine was activated, not further back than that.
Most of Ron’s work is based on his theory involving space-time twisting by light. You can view the concept diagram of his theory on his website at http://www.phys.uconn.edu/~mallett/main/main.htm.
Ronald Mallet was featured in a Discovery channel documentary called “The First Time Machine.” Here is an excerpt from that documentary:
So, what do you think, is this for real? I am open minded to everything that is possible, and I want to believe that it is.