The Theory of Relativity - Suketu Bhavsar
Are we close to realizing the reality of time travel? Dr. Bhavsar breaks down Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and describes how time travel may be possible in under 20 minutes. Dr. Suketu Bhavsar is the director of the Kellogg Honors College at Cal Poly Pomona and a professor in the Department of physics and astronomy. His discovery of self-similarity in the clustering of galaxies, part of his Princeton University dissertation, demonstrated a fractal hierarchy for structure in the universe. He and his student Nigel Ling were the first to quantitatively demonstrate the reality of filamentary structure in early galaxy red-shift surveys. His research has involved numerical simulations, pattern recognition and statistical methods to quantify structure in the universe. In addition to problems in cosmology his interests include investigating the nature of time and consciousness. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.