April 22 2015_Baringer


April 22 2015_Baringer
April 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS
Parking is available in the
adjacent public parking garage
or at any metered spot on the
streets surrounding the Library.
The Physics of
Time Travel
Prof. Philip Baringer
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Kansas
Presentation Abstract:
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. About Prof. Philip Baringer:
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 is teaching an Honors seminar on the
topic of time.
Department of Physics and Astronomy Public Lecture
For more information: http://physics.ku.edu
[email protected]