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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 [Broken]

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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