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What is the FTL drive model that is not the Alcubierre?

  1. Aug 21, 2012 #1
    This is driving me nuts and I'm forced to ask this question.

    The Alcubierre FTL drive model had some limitations, so another physicist whose name began with a D or an N, I think, came up with a revised/improved model. Can you please remind me what it's called?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2012 #2

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    Perhaps you mean Chris Van Den Broeck. One account, which I won't vouch for in detail, is described in the "difficulties" section of :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

    Here area the technical references for the improved warp drive:

    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9905084
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9906050

    Note that the latter expresses this author's own skepticism as to the realization of even the improved form.

    Here is a review expressing the consensus skepticism of the realizability of all such schemes:

    http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.4960
     
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