# ec 2 00 7 Warp Drive : A New Approach

@inproceedings{Obousy2008ec20, title={ec 2 00 7 Warp Drive : A New Approach}, author={R. Obousy and G. Cleaver}, year={2008} }

Certain classes of higher dimensional models suggest that the Casimir effect is a candidate for the cosmological constant. In this paper we demonstrate that a sufficiently advanced civilization could, in principal, manipulate the radius of the extra dimension to locally adjust the value of the cosmological constant. This adjustment could be tuned to generate an expansion/contraction of spacetime around a spacecraft creating an exotic form of field-propulsion. Due to the fact that spacetime… Expand

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