In 1915, Albert Einstein published a revolutionary new view of the universe and gravity called the general theory of relativity. Einstein’s theory, that gravity is seen as a warping of space and time, led him to the prediction of black holes and gravitational waves. In this non-technical program, Ron Mallett will review the general theory of relativity and Einstein’s theory of black holes. Ron will discuss how the collision of black holes led to the sensational 2015 observation of the ripples of space and time, known as gravitational waves, which subsequently resulted in the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics.
Professor Ronald L. Mallet joined the UCONN physics faculty in 1975, where he is currently Research Professor of Physics. Ron has published numerous papers on black holes and and cosmology. His breakthrough research on time travel has been featured extensively in the media around the world, including the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and the History Channel.
Copies of Ron Mallett’s memoir “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality” will be available for sale and signing. Professor Mallett is in discussions to make the memoir into a major motion picture.
Co-sponsored by the Library and SSIL.