Marshall Barnes, R&D Eng (Copyright 2013)
- Mar. 10, 2014 -
Marshall Barnes, the internationally noted research and development engineer who has invented the world's first time machine, will be the Science Guest of Honor at the All-Con Sci-Fi Convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison, TX March 13-16. Marshall is known for his advanced concept research into subjects like invisibility and warp drives but it was his race with University of Connecticut physics professor, Dr. Ronald Mallett, that has made him truly capture the public imagination. At a time when five major motion pictures this year will deal with the subject of time travel, Marshall's defeat of Mallett to actually build a machine that apparently is sending particles, in the infrared and radio frequency ranges, out of our space-time dimension through a classic, two sided gateway less than four inches wide, has astonished physicists and radio/TV broadcast engineers alike. The most remarkable part is the simple fact that it is being done with a power output of only 195 watts (the output of a typical "loud" home stereo) but could easily be scaled up to 20,000 watts (the power that drives sound systems at stadium rock concerts). It is generally agreed that somewhere between, it will be possible for a major, "science fiction level" event to take place, i.e. an opening large enough to put objects, maybe even people through.
To prepare the government for such an eventuality, Marshall has written a report for select members of Congress on what the ramifications of time travel would be, which would be none of the popular ideas that most people and scientists refer to. In fact, in the report, Paradox Lost: The True Geometries of Time Travel
, he scientificly proves that time travel paradoxes are impossible and are merely plot devices from science fiction that physicists have been fooled by.
Marshall has created a significant track record in the science world. Aside from defeating Mallett, he won the 2008 public bet against Stephen Hawking over the Higgs Boson particle and found more errors made by the famed scientist than anyone else on the planet. He was recognized by the State of Ohio for one of them. He's also found significant errors by J.R. Gott of Princeton, Paul Davies, Miguel Alcubierre, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, and Kip Thorne - all dealing with either time travel, warp drive, or wormholes.
Marshall will be returning to All-Con this year by popular demand. A well traveled speaker on the space science and sci-fiction circuit, he gets rave reviews from those attending his lectures as he delivers what so few physicists even attempt - definitive answers to the mysteries of time and space.