By Tim Ventura & Eric Davis, PhD – February 4th, 2005 (American AntiGravity site):
Dr. Eric Davis is a physicist specializing in Breakthrough Propulsion & Power Physics and Astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin/EarthTech International, Inc. He’s agreed to speak with us about his past experiences in breakthrough physics research, as well as his current leadership role at the STAIF Conference.
AAG: First things first: you just started a new job at Earthtech International working with doctors Hal Puthoff & Michael Ibison. Tell us a bit about how things are going, and some of the projects that you’ve taken on with their team?
ED: It’s actually the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, and EarthTech International, Inc. is the corporate parent. Work is going really very good. We are exploring fundamental questions concerning the relationship of the quantum ZPE to gravity, inertia and particle mass, and the development of schemes to effectively tap the ZPE for power generation, etc. We are also advancing theoretical work on Hal’s Polarizable-Vacuum Representation of General Relativity in order to develop toy models for understanding general relativity-related FTL propulsion schemes (such as warp drives and traversable wormholes), and how we might find clues from the model to engineer these in the lab, etc.
In that connection, Hal Puthoff, Claudio Maccone (Italian physicist who recently retired from Alenia Spazio) and myself published a new paper on this effort, which will appear in the March 2005 issue (vol. 37, no. 3) of the peer-reviewed scholarly physics journal “General Relativity and Gravitation.” In the paper we analyzed Levi-Civita’s artificial gravity spacetime metric in terms of Hal’s PV-GR model and developed the equations showing how either an electric field or a magnetic field will alter the vacuum index of refraction and subsequently modify the speed of light in the artifically-induced gravitational field region.
AAG: From what I understand, the main research area for Earthtech hasn’t been space-science — hasn’t it been focused on Zero Point Energy? Can you tell us a bit about how ZPE research is coming along, and if we’ll see any real applications for this in the next few years?
ED: I answered most of this in my response above. I cannot comment on specific proprietary research, but I can say there are ideas we are looking into for the theoretical development and experimental implementation of tapping ZPE for power generation. All of this is in the works, so there is nothing I can report on.
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