Science Café–Time Travel and Parallel Universes

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Science Café–Time Travel and Parallel Universes

September 30, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: 
Cook Library Art Gallery
Price: 
Free
Contact:
Tracy.Englert@usm.edu 601.266.6396

Ever since a novel by H. G. Wells, The Time Machine, was published in 1895, the idea of time travel has been one of the most popular themes in the sci-fi genre. Even for physicists, time travel is an intriguing notion that has been argued without consensus or settlement as to whether it is physically possible for someone to travel forward or backward in time.

Join Dr. Sungwook Lee for the next Science Café on Monday, September 30, in the Cook Library Art Gallery at 6 p.m.

Dr. Lee, interim chair and associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, will discuss the possibilities of time travel that have been studied by physicists and his own personal take on time travel. He will also address the possible existence of parallel universes (not the same ones as in string theory) as a consequence if time travel and the emergence of a new physics.

A Science Café's casual meeting place, plain language, and inclusive conversation create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people whose primary background may not be science. Each meeting is organized around an interesting scientific topic, with a presenter (usually a scientist) giving a brief background overview usually with visuals before the discussion kicks-off.

Science Cafés are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tracy Englert at 601.266.6396 or Tracy.Englert@usm.edu . Find out more about Science Cafés at http://www.sciencecafes.org/ .