World-famous scientist to visit Penn State Abington campus

Time travel will be the topic of discussion at Penn State Abington when world renowned physicist Ron Mallett presents "Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality," at noon on Jan. 28, in room 108 of the Lares Building. Mallett, a physics professor at the University of Connecticut and a proud Penn State alumnus, will share his personal time-travel story.

Mallett is working to develop a time machine and is the author of "Time Traveler," the story of his obsession. Since the age of 10, after his father’s death, he has worked to build a time machine so he could go back in time to warn his father of his impending heart attack. Spike Lee, Hollywood movie director, purchased the film rights to Mallett’s fantastic story. The movie script is in active development.

Not only will the talk cover the possibility of time travel, but it will include Mallett's inspiring tale of what it takes to follow a dream -- the struggle to overcome obstacles and the willingness to do whatever is necessary.

The discussion is open to Abington faculty, staff and students. Mallett also will be interviewed at 5 p.m. on Jan. 27, on Philadelphia radio station WURD 900 AM. For more information, visit Mallett's Web site at online.