Everyone loves a good time travel story, but given what we know – and don’t know – about physics, is time travel in any way plausible? Using popular movies as a framework, Professor Wharton will outline several distinct categories of consistent time travel stories, and discuss possible connections with actual physics.
Ken Wharton is a professor in the department of Physics and Astronomy at San Jose State University. His physics research concerns the foundations of quantum theory, focusing on the role of time and time-symmetry. Ken also had a brief stint as a science fiction author, but now channels those impulses into award-winning popular science essays, including “The Universe is not a Computer”.
For those first-timers, our schedule for the evening normally goes like this:
6:30-7:15 – Mingle and eat dinner
7:15-7:30 – ACSJ announcements
7:30-8:00 – Main Presentation
8:00-8:30 – Q&A
8:30-9:30 – More meet and mingle
See you there!!