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Warp drive is a name borrowed from science-fiction and applied to theoretical propulsion mechanisms which have the remarkable ability to propel a spacecraft faster than the speed of light. I have long been interested in this concept and have had the privilidge to spend some time working on a novel form of warp drive. I published a paper on the arXiv in 2005 - the Supersymmetry Breaking Casimir Warp Drive
. I did not submit the paper for peer review as I felt there were still a lot of details to be worked out. However, the paper caught the attention of the organizers of the STAIF
conference and I was invited to speak. You can watch my STAIF presentation here
. Late in 2007 I was invited to talk at the British Interplanetary society at the Warp Drive Symposium
. The conference encouraged me to divert some time from my PhD research to developing the warp drive concept I had had two years earlier. As a result of this I wrote a more refined paper
that has been accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal.