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Physicist focused on time travel lectures on campus

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Professor Ronald Mallett
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Professor Ronald Mallett

By Joshua Vissers

Ronald L. Mallett, a research professor of Physics at University of Connecticut, will be on Grand Rapids Community College’s campus tomorrow night to talk about his personal goal of achieving time travel.

Mallett dedicated his life to finding a way to travel back in time after his father died when he was 10 years old. Since then he’s received his doctorate in physics from Pennsylvania State University, published several papers, and has been featured in media including Rolling Stone magazine, NPR’s This American Life(the second act of this episode), The History Channel and NBC’s Today Show.

“He’s achieved international acclaim, not as an athlete or entertainer, but as a scientist,” said Eric Williams, Director of Equity Affairs at GRCC.

Mallett’s lecture has been sponsored through the Diversity Lecture Series to increase the breadth of role models for students at GRCC.

“I really wanted to stretch our thinking around the accomplishments of a diverse community,” Williams said.

For an idea of what the lecture will be like, you can check out this video by THNKR.

The lecture takes place Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Applied Technology Center Auditorium. Admission is free, for more information call (616) 234-3390.

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