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Heim Theory furore

  1. Nov 4, 2006 #1
    Hi folks,

    I've been watching the flap over Heim Quantum Theory which surfaced as a
    result of New Scientist publishing an article about a conference paper being
    awarded a prize by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    which apparently details how to build space drive (based on some novel
    physics emerging from a higher-dimensional geometrical unification of the
    forces of nature). The article is at:
    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18925331.200&feedId=fundamentals_rss20

    Now, I did my PhD on Einstein's unified field theory, so I don't come at
    this without some mathematical background. But I've tried to read the
    various papers which are listed at:
    http://public.fh-wolfenbuettel.de/~haeuser/research/Research.html
    and I must confess to being mystified by them, mostly by the terminology,
    which is almost opaque. I also can't quite figure out if space-time in
    embedded (as a foliation) within the higher-dimensional space, or if the
    theory is a fibre-bundle approach with the extra dimensions located at each
    space-time point, although this could easily be because I'm a bit rusty
    these days ... :-)

    Has anyone seen a version of this theory which speaks the language of
    differential geometry? Does anyone here actually understand it?

    Intrigued, but Confused, of Melbourne :-)
    JV
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2009 #2
    Sorry for this very late reply - only saw this now. You probably saw some of Droscher & Hauser's latest papers where they make it plain it's more like a fibre bundle - at each point in R4 there's and internal space H8 which mediates the forces and associated properties. HD
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 #3

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    Let's not bring long-dead threads back from the grave. There's a more current thread here.
     
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