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Warp Factory

Warp Factory is a software toolkit created for analyzing warp drive spacetimes, developed at APL. It enables users to explore Einstein’s field equations, assess energy conditions, and calculate metric scalars. Additionally, it features 2D and 3D visual tools for displaying spacetime metrics and their related stress-energy tensors, facilitating the study and comprehension of these intricate spacetimes.

Explore Warp Factory on our GitHub and Gitbook, and join us in this exhilarating journey to shape the future of interstellar travel. The cosmos awaits, and with Warp Factory, we’re not just observing the stars— we’re reaching for them.

For a summary of its features, see our publication “Analyzing Warp Drive Spacetimes with Warp Factory.”

Recent publications

Physical Warp Drive Paper

We present a solution for a constant-velocity subluminal warp drive that satisfies all of the energy conditions. The solution uses a stable matter shell with an Alcubierre like shift vector, demonstrating that classic warp drive spacetimes can be made to satisfy the energy conditions by adding positive ADM mass.

Physical Warp Drives

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Physical Warp Drives

Collaborate With Us

Fascinated by warp drive physics? Join the APL team in expanding the frontiers of physics. With our Warp Fund, we’re enhancing Warp Field Mechanics research, offering $500,000 in Phase I Warp Grants following our breakthrough in Physical Warp Drives. This phase I is dedicated to foundational research into warp bubbles, aiming to revolutionize propulsion technology in the Warp Age.

Read more if you are interested in collaborating or learning more about our grants.

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