I've suggested (& published in 21 journal papers) a new theory called quantised inertia (or MiHsC) that assumes that inertia is caused by horizons damping quantum fields. It predicts galaxy rotation & lab thrusts without any dark stuff or adjustment. My University webpage is here, I've written a book called Physics from the Edge and I'm on twitter as @memcculloch. Most of my content is at patreon now: here

Tuesday 12 October 2021

The Mayflower Institute?

The big change since I last wrote is that I have a new post-doc (Dmitri) who is tasked with testing for QI thrust right here at Plymouth. I'm pleased with him. He has suggested that, since we are dealing with radical new physics, our testing methods should be as conventional as possible. I like to call it the Caesar approach - Julius Caesar was seen to be too flashy by his stolid Roman peers so he made his memoires deliberately dull. Anyway, Dmitri has comprehensively studied the field of small thrust measurement, looking at techniques from the UK's NPL and the US's NIST and other esteemed places and has suggested a torsion balance method, in a soft vacuum, with an electrostatic or electromagnetic force source and capacitor transducers. He has produced a beautiful design which will take five months to build. In the meantime, I have many other labs to keep me occupied and the goal now is to enhance the thrust so it is above the noise. One of my funders said something like:

"We'd like to see it floating over the desk, rather than just over the noise". That goes for everyone I guess.

Dmitri and I have also discussed setting up an more permanent thrust-test program here. I'd like to go further and set up an institute, not just for studying QI thrust, but to go all the way from lurch to launch. An Institute for Horizon Science and Engineering? (IfHSE) pronounced "Ifs". A good word for a testing centre? Or perhaps, alluding to Interstellar Possibilities, the Mayflower Institute as I have been discussing with my friend Bill Smith who visited me last week. Exactly how to do this is not clear yet.


Gaaark said...

The Monolith Institute: "My god, it's full of stars"

Alexandre said...

is the Tajmar group willing to reasses its EM-Drive test set-up to answer your objections concerning the inappropriate shielding of the assymetric cavity ? Or is there a funding issue ?

SkyLoop said...

Short, friendly, simple and easy to remember... : )

C.H.I. - Cosmic Horizon Institute

Logo - Greek Letter Chi


Mike McCulloch said...

Alexandre: Tajmar did kindly redo the tests without the box after I complained. He said there was no thrust. This work has not been published tho'.

Mike McCulloch said...

Skyloop: I like your suggestion of C.H.I. It fits in a number of ways!

Philosopher Rex said...

Dr. McCulloch, it's off topic but is there a relationship between QI and Landauer's principle and/or the holographic principle?

Mike McCulloch said...

Philosopher Rex: Yes - pls read this: http://www.isaacpub.org/4/2050/5/4/11/2020/AdAp.html

Shaun said...

Mike, what is your take on Tajmar's rerun still not producing thrust?

Rob said...

I fantasize of starting a company building the first functional Horizon drive/engines (or whatever they end up being called). The early days of aircraft/auto/moto development where so exciting and creative, I imagine the same thing occuring with your technology.

I'd like to see what SpaceX could do with practical EM drives!

Exciting days may lie ahead.