According to Professor Geraint Lewis, from the University of Sydney, warp speed within the next 100-years is possible, enabling us to travel between galaxies a reality. This concept was part of Einstein’s theory of relativity, which describes how we can bend space and time. “If you look at the equation that Einstein gave us, it shows you can bend and warp space so you can travel at any speed you like in the universe. It’s theoretically possible, but can we ever build a warp drive? We have hints that the kind of materials that we would need exist in the universe, but whether or not we could get them together and build a warp drive, we still don’t know,” said Lewis. Continue reading for a video on warp drive and more information.
“Professor Lewis, who is set to deliver a talk at the National Science Week in Sydney, claims an ordinary rocket thruster is not up to the task of warp speed travel. He argues we need materials with a negative density energy to make warp travel possible as part of Einstein’s equations, something that scientists have yet to discover,” according to Mail Online.