From: Georgina Bruni <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:54:30 -0000 Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 02:07:41 +0000 Subject: Advanced Propulsion Technologies Workshop For the Scientists on the List ADVANCED PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES, ENGLAND.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:(44) 1273-705359 WORKSHOP :First International Field Propulsion Meeting, University of Sussex, Brighton, England. January 20st-22nd 2001 (Held at Institute of Development Studies, Falmer Campus). This WORKSHOP is supported by The British National Space Centre, & The Society of British Aerospace Companies. The first International Workshop in Field Propulsion Physics & technology.Attendance is encouraged by all scientists and engineers working on electrogravitic & propellentless technologies. The WORKSHOP will run over three days. A Plenary session, & focus-group sub-sessions and work-groups on specific themes, will conclude with a report-back meeting on day three: Workshop proceedings will be published online,by University of Sussex & available on CD-ROM. Copyright 2000. This WORKSHOP is being called as a European response to the establishment of the NASA "Breakthrough Propulsion Physics" workshops, but is open to International participants, on a Global basis. Following recent coverage in the Public and scientific media, with regard to emerging experimental and engineering results in the field of "Propellentless propulsion", and theoretical and experimental work on the "Electrogravitics" hypothesis, it was decided that a European focus for this area was needed, external to NASA and the United States, and also International in character. This Workshop is therefor the first in a possible series, located in England, and intended as the pre-cursor of an International conference in Spring, 2002. Participants are encouraged to submit papers about all aspects and implicationsof the emergence of this propulsion technology. Speculative, far-future & near future predictive material, as well as theoretical physics & engineering papers,are welcome. The objective of the Workshop is to establish potential themes, paths, and experimental routes, as well as fostering International collaboration and co-operation. Individual researchers, as well as Institutions, are encouraged to participate. A SPECIAL MILLENIUM STATEMENT FOR 2001 FROM SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE: "Our current ventures beyond the atmosphere will one day look like early19th Century attempts at ballooning. In fact, that is a good analogy, because the rocket may play exactly the same role in space exploration as the balloon did in the conquest of the air. It is only a matter of time, -I trust not more than a few decades, before We have safe and economical space propulsion systems, depending on new principles of Physics that are now being discussed by far-sighted engineers and scientists..... When We know how to do it efficiently, the main expenses of Space Travel will be catering, and in-flight movies." DAY ONE: 20th January 2001. PLENARY SESSION: Morning: 10.am Commencement: Opening Speeches : 1:Dr Anders Hansson [Secretary: Commission three, International Academy of Astronautics.] Mission Statement... Plenary discussions: Themed Subjects: Theme One: The need for propellentless propulsion: Limits of existing technology versus the demands of Space Exploration. Theme two: Propellentless Propulsion-Theory: Field propulsion theory- the promise. Theme: three: Propellentless Propulsion: Experiments: reported but unconfirmed or unverified experimental results to date. Theme four: Research in Progress: Present-day projects & experimental work: Who is doing what, who is funding what. Theme five: Energy for Propellentless Propulsion: Estimated Power requirements & possible power sources. Theme six: Application to Deep Space Missions: Missions previously impossible without this technology, & missions enhanced by this technology. Theme seven: Identification of Necessary Enabling Research Areas: Future thrust for theory development, Experiments to be made & corroborated, Technologies to be developed, & estimates of timescales to realization, & budgetry requirements. Theme Summations: ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: 1:As a result of this WORKSHOP is there sufficient credibility now for field propulsion concepts for potential applicability to Space Applications? 2:Are there therefore scientific & engineering justifications for future projects?. 3:If theoretical and engineering credibility are established, what are the criteria for the way forwards to possible engineering & hardware projects? There will be a one Hour Lunch Break, & two coffee breaks during the day. CONCLUSION AT 5.30PM. There will be informal social activities for Delegates in the Evening. A Bar will be available. ---------------------------------------------------------------- DAY TWO: 21st January 2001 9.00 AM START: PAPER PRESENTATIONS: Provisional listings. Subject to amendements: Morning Session: (Themes 1,2,3) Dr Hal Puthoff. (Institute of Advanced studies Texas.) "Engineering The Zero-point field & Polarizable Vacuum for Interstellar Flight." Alexandre Szames (French historian of Astronautics) "Historical & Techno-cultural consequences of the Development of Field Propulsion" Dr Vesselin Petkov. (Concordia University Montreal: Canada.) "Does contemporary Physics Provide An Experimentally Supported T heoretical Basis For Controlling Inertia & Gravitation - The Ultimate Goal of Advanced Propulsion?" (Related paper at: http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/physics/0012025 ) Stavros Dmitrou. (Associate Professor, TEI Athens.Dept. Of Electronics Engineering. Efforts in Developing Upwards & Directional Propellentless Thrust. (Experimental Demonstration.) Dr Alan Holt (NASA, United States.Dr Holt is attending in a private capacity.) "Field-dependent Propulsion: Research & Technology Challanges." David Froning Jr. (Flight Unlimited, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A.) & R.L. Roach (Ramat Hasron, Israel.) "Preliminary Simulations of Vehicle interactions with the zero-point vacuum by fluid dynamics approximation " Jerry E. Bayles: (U.S.A.) [by proxy] "Quantum Vehicle Propulsion": (Speaker : R. Obousy) (Related paper at: http://members.xoom.com/robousy/ftl ) Dr Illobrand Von Ludwiger (Formerly DASA Germany.) "The Physics Of Burkard Heim & Applications To Space Propulsion" Prof. Vigier: (University of Paris:6, Laboratory of Gravitation, Relativity & Cosmology: France.) "Power Units & Field Propulsion Engineering for Insterstellar Flight..." Ross Tessien: (President, Impulse Propulsion Systems U.S.A.) "Mass to Space Conversion, The Error in E=MC^2." Dr Claudio Maccone (Alenia S.A. Turin Italy.) "Tensor Symbolic Manipulators For Investigations In Breakthrough Propulsion Physics" Related Website: http://www.ijvr.com/ipipress/maccone1.html#top/maccone1.html#top http://www.ijvp.com/ipipress/maccone2.html#top/maccone2.html#top Dr Jean-Pierre Petit ( France: Director CNRS & Laboratoire D' Astrophysics Marseille ) "The Physics of Hyperspace Transfer: A propulsion Method." Related Website: http://www.jp-petit.com DAY THREE: 22nd January 2001 9.am: start Morning Session: Focus & Workgroups: The seven themed discussions; deliverables & reportables. Special Address: Prof. John Allen (Prof. Aerospace Science Cranfield & Kingstone Universities.) Overview of the required Technologies and Engineering required for Field Propulsion" THERE WILL BE A FORMAL DINNER IN THE EVENING FOR DELEGATES: (N.B. the cost is included in the delegate workshop fee. This will commence at 7.30pm.) BRITISH DELEGATES: (E.U.) 1:*Dr Ian King (Manchester University). 2:Mr James Batchelor.tbc. 3:Dr Peter Mercer. (Formerly Brighton University. Physicist.)tbc 4:Dr A. May. (British Goverment scientist.) tbc 5:*Mr. R.K. Obousy (British Goverment Scientist.) 6:Dr G.P. Owen (British Goverment Scientist.)tbc. 7:*Mr Robert Lamb. (British Goverment Scientist.) 8:*Mr Mike Geer.(BNSC head of technology) 9:*Professor John Allen. (Professor of Aerospace Sciences, Cranfield & Kingston Universities, England. 10:Mr David Way.(Director, Aerospace & Defence Industries, DTI, U.K. Goverment. .) tbc. 11:The British Air League. (Delegated Representative.) tba 12:Mr Richard Williams. (Surrey University & Surrey Satellite Systems Company) tbc 13:*Ms. Caroline Thompson (Physicist, formerly Aberystwyth University) 14:Reserved Delegate. 15:Prof. Sir Harold Kroto. N.L. (Sussex University.)tbc. 16:*Dr Anders Hansson (Secretary I.A.A. .) 17:Mr Adrian Mears. (Farnborough, DERA.) tbc 18:Delegate. (DTI air/space.Policy.) tbc 19:Delegate Representative: S.B.A.C. t.b.a. 20:Delegate.History Dept. Sussex University. tba 21:Mr Richard Tremayne Smith. (BNSC Trans. systems).tbc 22:William Marshall (Physicist, Wadham College Oxford) tbc 23:Bruce Harvey: (Physicist Birmingham). tbc. 24:Reserved Delegate. 25:Reserved Delegate. 26:Delegate.T.B.A. (Sussex University Engineering Dept.) 27:Reserved Delegate. 28:Dr Sergei Sazhin. (Brighton University, Physicist.) tbc 29:Prof. Hinds. (Sussex University, physics.) tbc 30:*Mr Graham Ennis. (Advanced Propulsion Technologies.) 31:*Dr D. Lawrence. (Physicist. Brighton University.) 32:Mr Russel Anderson.tbc. 33:*Mr John Pasley. (Independent Researcher.) 34:Mr Peter Mobberly (Advanced Energy Technologies.)tbc 35:*Mr David Ashford. (Bristol Space Planes.) 36:*Mr Michael Stoakes ( artist) 37:*Ms. Michelle Barber (Videographer/artist). 38:*Mr Matthew Healy (Cranfield University) 39:*Mr Tony Cuthbert (Engineering Researcher). ---------------------------------------------------------------- MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES: 40:*Mr G. Bird. (York Technical Publishers.). 41:*Mr Chris Bullock. (Space correspondent Janes Defence Weekly.) 42:*Mr Ian Sample (New Scientist Magazine.) 43:Mr Jonothen Leake (Science Editor Sunday Times.)tbc 44:*Mr Malcom English (Editor, "Air International".) 45:*Mr Nick Cook (Aviation Editor Janes Defence Weekly.) 46:* Ms. G. Bruni (Specialist writer & broadcaster.) 47:*Dr Nigel Calder. (Science writer & broadcaster.) 48: *Mr Robin McKie (Science Editor The Observer.) External (Foreign) Delegates: ---------------------------------------------------------------- RUSSIA & C.I.S. STATES. 1:Dr Alexandre Shpilman (Rep. Kazakstan.)tbc 2:Reserved Delegate: Russian Space Agency: tbc. 3:Dr Alex Frolov. (St Petersburg. Russia.) tbc. ---------------------------------------------------------------- REPUBLIC OF GREECE. (E.U.) 4:*Mr Dimitriou Stavros. (Greece.Asst. Prof. Athens. Tech. Inst.) 5:Reserved delegate. tba. ---------------------------------------------------------------- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 6:Dr Chang Diaz. (NASA & Stanford.United States) tbc 7:*Dr Alan Holt. (United States. NASA Marshall.in private capacity) 8:*Col. John H. Alexandre (United States. Bigelow Aerospace.) 9:*Mr Ross Tessien (United States.Impulse Propulsion Systems ) 10:*Dr Hal Puthoff. (United States. physicist. Inst. Advanced Studies, Texas.) 11:Dr Boyde Bushman (United States. Formerly Chief Scientist Lockheed-Martin Fort Worth Texas USA.)tbc 12:Mr William S. Alek (United States.) INTALEK Inc. Highland, IN.)tbc. 13:*Mr David Froning (United States. Flight Unlimited.) 14:*David Rosignoli (United States. Engineer Satellite Power Systems 15:Mr Bryn Workman (United States. Unitel Corp.) tbc 16:Major Tim Lawrence (USAF & E.A.O.R.D. Europe.).tbc 17:Dr Larry Maurer (United States. Unitel Corp. )tbc 18:Mr Mike Miller. (united States. Unitel Corp.)tbc ---------------------------------------------------------------- REPUBLIC OF FRANCE.(E.U.) 19:*Dr Jean-Pierre Petit (Marseille, France: Directeur, CNRS, et Laboratoire D' Astrophysics Marseille.) 20:*Alexandre Szame (Paris France. Historian of Astronautics.) 21:*Professor Vigier (France. University of Paris. Laboratory of gravitation, Relativity, & Cosmology. ) 22:*Mr Bernard Thouanel (France. V.S.D.) REPUBLIC OF ITALY.(E.U.) 23:*Dr Claudio Maccone (Alenia S.A. Physicist.) 24:*Mr Nembo Baldrini ( Aerospace Engineer.) FED. REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. 25*Dr Berkant Goeksel.(Germany. Rolls Royce. In private capacity.) 26*Mr Von Ludwiger. Dip-phys.M.S.(Germany, Formerly DASA.) CANADA. 27:*Mr Andreas C. Tziolas (Canada. University of Regina.) 28: *Dr Vesselin Petkov. (Canada.Montreal. Un. Concordia.) OTHER DELEGATES: 29:Reserved Delegate. Japan Space Agency.tbc. 30: Reserved Delegate: Peoples Republic of China.tbc. WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: www.workshop.cwc.net This Workshop is organized as a Public service for the scientific community, on a non-profit basis. The support of our Sponsors does not indicate approval of the opinions and statements made at the workshop by participants.
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