Build Your Own Time Machine

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What’s it all about?

Is time travel possible? No one can agree, not even Einstein and Hawking. Your opinion’s as good as Doc Brown’s­—so come along and tell us what you think.

What will we cover?

We’ll go through the physics of time travel and the arguments for and against, all while attempting to build a model of a real time machine based on the theories of physicist Ronald Mallett. Then we’ll take things further by entering the universe of science fiction and discussing your favourite time travel tales and what they tell us about the paradoxes involved. All of this so you can decide whether you’re on Team Albert or Team Stephen.

Who will be teaching?

chris lassigChris Lassig is a former theoretical particle physicist and quantum field theorist who once wrote a paper called ‘Phenomenology of the two Higgs doublet sector of a quark-lepton symmetric model’ and has studied closed timelike curves in the vicinity of cosmic strings. Since then he’s learnt to speak English and understands that this stuff is actually awesome. He now shares the awe as a science communicator and presenter on the program Lost in Science, on 3CR community radio.