The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, has another entry in its “Science on Screen” series coming up: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure paired with a discussion of time travel:
Join us before the film as Edward Farhi, a most excellent professor of physics at MIT and director of its Center for Theoretical Physics, unravels the oddities of time travel and weighs in on the question: Is travel through time physically possible? Dr. Farhi has studied the complexities of building a time machine, though not of the phone-booth variety.
Edward Farhi was trained as a theoretical particle physicist but has also worked on astrophysics, general relativity, and the foundations of quantum mechanics. His current interest is the theory of quantum computation. He was on the staff at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland before coming to MIT, where he joined the faculty in 1982. He has won three teaching awards at MIT and has presented his research at many of the world’s leading physics research centers.
Set your time machine’s chronometer for January 30th at 7:00pm. Learn more at http://www.coolidge.org/content/bill-teds-excellent-adventure.