The World’s First Time Machine

A TLC documentary exploring the possibilities of time travel. Ronald L. Mallett is a full professor of physics at the University of Connecticut (R.L.Mallett’s website ). For quite some time, Ronald Mallett has been working on plans for a time machine. This technology would be based upon a ring laser’s properties within the context of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Mallett first argued that the ring laser would produce a limited amount of frame-dragging which might be measured experimentally, saying: “in Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, both matter and energy can create a gravitational field. This means that the energy of a light beam can produce a gravitational field. My current research considers both the weak and strong gravitational fields produced by a single continuously circulating unidirectional beam of light. In the weak gravitational field of a unidirectional ring laser, it is predicted that a spinning neutral particle, when placed in the ring, is dragged around by the resulting gravitational field.”

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