Among papers to be presented at the upcoming NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts meeting are several that catch the eye from an interstellar perspective:
Sailing the Planets: Science from Directed Aerial Robot Explorers
Bio-Nano-Machines for Space Applications
The Plasma Magnet
These are among the papers to be presented by Phase II fellows of NIAC; i.e., those whose work has received a second round of NIAC funding. More lectures are to be announced before the meeting, which takes place October 10-11 in Broomfield, CO (30 minutes from the Denver airport). Those interested in attending should contact Katherine Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, affiliation, email address, telephone number and specific dates of attendance. There is no charge for registration.
A number of poster presentations will also be available, including three
intriguing antimatter discussions:
Extraction of Antiparticles Concentrated in Planetary Magnetic Fields
Antimatter Harvesting in Space
Positron-Propelled and Powered Space Transport Vehicle for Planetary Missions
Centauri Dreams discussed both Jackson and Bickford’s work in a previous post. More on the NIAC meeting as things develop. The meeting site is the Omni Interlocken, located at 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado 80021.