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A Connecticut Physicist in King Arthur's Court?

I've been meaning to post this for three days, after seeing it on Boing Boing:

Cigarettes killed Ronald Mallet's father when Mallet was 10. Wishing he could have warned his father about smoking, Mallet studied physics in the hope of finding a way to do so. Now, after decades of research, he believes he's found a way to make time travel possible.

Mallet's idea involves creating a relativistic distortion in space-time with a ring of slow-moving laser light. Matter inside the ring of light could be projected back into the past, albeit only back to when the ring was created. He hopes to build an apparatus to test this theory on an unsuspecting subatomic particle. The physics community is not exactly rallying behind him, but it will be interesting to see how this goes.

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