More Speakers and Music for Opening Event

We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have so far been selected to present at the 2nd Foundations of Interstellar Studies Workshop in June 2019. This includes:

  • Philip Lubin, Directed Energy - The Path to Interstellar Flight

  • Mark Hempsell, Colonies and World Ships

  • Kelvin Long, Microwave Beam Driven Worldship

  • Harold 'Sonny' White, Dynamic Vacuum Model and Casimir Cavity Experiments

  • Remo Garattini, Traversable Wormholes and the Casimir Effect

  • Charles Swanson, Direct Fusion Drive for the Gravitational Lens Mission

  • Al Jackson, A Neutrino Beacon

  • Gregory Matloff, Is the Kuiper Belt Inhabited?

At the June 2017 workshop in New York, for the opening evening we arranged for a three-piece classical orchestra. For the 2019 workshop, we have decided on a three-piece jazz band. We are pleased to announce that the opening evening on Thursday 27th June will be accompanied by the ‘Blue Shift’ jazz band. Blue Shift are a trio drawn from the thriving community of jazz musicians in Oxfordshire. They play popular standards from the mid-20th century in the styles of the Great American Songbook, including swing, blues, bebop, bossa nova and ballads. The name puns on the doppler shift of an approaching astronomical body.

“Blue shift” jazz group

“Blue shift” jazz group