Dr. Michael Dennin presents The Real Physics of Space Travel: Special and General Relativity Explained - 2013 International UFO Congress DVD
What does it really take to travel between the stars? Though many questions remain, we know much about the fundamental structures of space and time that constrains what is possible when it comes to space travel. This presentation will explore the physics of space travel, as governed by our understanding of the nature of space and time, in an accessible manner. We will also look at the common depictions of space travel in a wide range of situations and ask how they fit into our current understanding of the universe.
Dr. Michael Dennin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995, and went on to do be a Postdoctoral Researcher at UCLA until 1997, when he started at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on the emergent properties of complex materials, including biological systems. He spends a significant amount of time on science outreach, including appearances on the History Channel Series Ancient Aliens, and a OpenCourseWare online course titled Science Literacy: from Superheroes to Global Warming.