June Public Lecture – Kelvin F. Long – Breakthrough Propulsion Physics: The Quest for Faster than Light Travel
On Wednesday 20th June, our guest speaker is Kelvin Long who will be talking about “Breakthrough Propulsion Physics – The Quest for Faster than Light Travel”.
Kelvin F. Long is a physicist and aerospace engineer, and co-founder and creator of Project Icarus – a five year theoretical design study aimed at realizing a credible, fusion-based unmanned interstellar space probe. Inspired by the 1970s Project Daedalus, the project has the long-term aim of achieving interstellar flight by the year 2100.
He has published numerous articles and papers on various aspects of space travel and is the author of the book “Deep Space Propulsion: A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight”. Inspired by the writing of Arthur C. Clarke and the achievements of NASA’s Apollo programme, Kelvin’s talks manage to present ideas through the lens of a speculative future but with a grounding in a modern understanding of contemporary physics and spaceflight.
Our talks are open to everyone, all are welcome. It takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm. Entry is £4 for non-members. For further information on how to get there, see the Events page.
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