James A. Little Theater
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Is Time Travel Possible? Testing the ‘Grandfather Paradox’

Time travel is a science fiction staple, inspiring the plots of countless books, movies and Star Trek episodes. But while basic physics allows for the possibility of moving through time, practical concerns like the “Grandfather Paradox,” in which a traveler jumps back in time, kills his grandfather and therefore prevents his own existence, seem to stand in the way. Self-described “quantum mechanic” Seth Lloyd looks at an alternate mode of time travel that eliminates any events that could later prove paradoxical, making this phenomenon both theoretically possible and creatively irresistible, whether you’re an astrophysicist or just a daydreamer.

Seth Lloyd is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and External Professor, Santa Fe Institute.

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SFI’s 2014 Community Lecture series is generously sponsored by Thornburg Investment Management

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