Interstellar Wormholes: Physics and Practical Realisation

THIS IS A PAST EVENT – HYPERLINKS AND FORMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED

Date: 24 November 2014
Start Time: 9 am
End Time: 5 pm

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

© Burkhard Kleihaus and Jutta Kunz

© Burkhard Kleihaus and Jutta Kunz

The Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS) are pleased to announce a one day symposium in collaboration with the British Interplanetary Society, dedicated to the physics of wormholes, as a means for achieving interstellar transport. In 1915 Albert Einstein published his famous General Theory of Relativity. Around the same time he used this theory to describe a general relativistic theory of particles, effectively creating the first wormhole model. Then in 1939 Robert Openheimer published a paper describing the continued gravitational contraction of a star to a singularity, setting off the study of black holes. In the 1980s the physicist Kip Thorne derived mathematical solutions for wormholes as a contribution to the Carl Sagan novel “Contact” and the subsequent film of the same name. These developments, and other, have helped to create an entirely new realm of physics which is studied by academics globally. This is the science of wormholes, short-cut tunnels through the fabric of space-time that contradict of our common sense notions of space and time. If wormholes were ever possible, it would instantly make interstellar transport a realisable possibility. On the 24 November we will be hosting a one day symposium in London to discuss these developments and consider the status of wormhole research and whether todays science is at least suggestive of a future technology to allow inter-galactic transport by interstellar civilizations.

This is an activity of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, www.I4IS.org

Programme
09:00-09:15 Registration
09:15-10:15 Space-Time Metrics from Black Holes to Worm Holes and the Einstein-Rosen Bridge
Kelvin F. Long, Executive Director i4iS
10:15-11:15 Observations of Black Holes – Towards the Event Horizon
Silke Britzen, Professor Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Traversable Wormholes and Casimir Energy in Modified Gravity Theories
Remo Garattini, Senior Researcher i4iS and Professor Bergamo University, Italy
12:30-13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30-14:30 Using Micro-Wormholes in Interstellar Communications
Tiffany Frierson, Researcher i4iS and Icarus Interstellar
14:30-15:30 Wormholes in Science Fiction
John Davies, Senior Researcher 14iS
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:45 Panel Session on ‘The Practicality of Wormhole Engineering’
Kelvin F. Long, Silke Britzen, Remo Garattini and Rob Swinney
16:45-17:00 Wrap Up

To attend this event please click here to register.

THIS IS A PAST EVENT – HYPERLINKS AND FORMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED
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