Johnson County Science Café – June 9th

The Physics of Time Travel

Speaker: Prof. Philip Baringer, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas

Date: June 9, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Coach’s Bar and Grill, 9089 W. 135th Street, one block west of 135th and Antioch, south side of 135th St.

Time travel has been used in many works of fantasy and science fiction, ranging from H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” to the TV series “Doctor Who.” But is time travel possible? And if it is possible, what are the implications? Come join us to explore these “timely” issues.

Philip Baringer is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas and is a Faculty Fellow in KU’s Honors Program. His research area is experimental particle physics. He is a member of a large international collaboration that operates one of the experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and he uses data from that experiment to study the production of particles such as the top quark and the Higgs boson. He teaches physics at both the introductory and advanced levels and team teaches a course on science and technology with faculty from the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. This Spring semester he taught an Honors seminar on the topic of time.

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