Over the last ten or fifteen years I’ve done a number of slide talks at Balticon, Philcon, & Farpoint, three local science fiction conventions. A number of these have been relatively heavy on the physics – within the context of a science fiction convention of course – and I thought it might be fun to post them. As Rod Sterling might have put it, presented for your consideration:
|Faster than light||2007||How to travel faster than light, from a physics point of view.
|The future of time travel||2002||This was about time travel in science fiction, with a few mentions of the relevant physics. Areas covered:
|How to build a (real) time machine||2009||
See also this year’s Philcon talk: How to build a time machine, by Goldberg and Blomquist.
|Physics of time travel||2003||Time in special relativity, tachyons, frame-dragging, general relativistic time machines, paradox management, chaos, arrows of time, why study time travel…||1.4|
|Quantum time||2008||A popular discussion of my dissertation.||1.5|