We’ve all seen movies and TV shows where the characters have traveled through time, or used a time machine. These are usually science fiction movies, but some scientists say time travel is possible in theory. There are also some people who claim to have actually done it. Image by Hartwig HKD License: (CC BY-ND 2.0)
For Professor of Physics, Ron Mallett, time travel isn’t just a flight of fancy. It’s his life’s obsession. Ron’s fascination with time travel began as a child. Like many 10-year-old boys, Ron worshipped the ground his father walked on. His dad was a TV and radio repairman who could fix just about anything. Ron described him as the center of his universe. One night, Ron woke to the sound of his mother crying. His father had died from a heart attack.