Wormholes, Warp Drives and Energy Conditions

  • Francisco S. N. Lobo

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 189)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Francisco S. N. Lobo
    Pages 1-7
  3. Traversable Wormholes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Francisco S. N. Lobo
      Pages 11-34
    3. Burkhard Kleihaus, Jutta Kunz
      Pages 35-61
    4. Tiberiu Harko, Zoltán Kovács, Francisco S. N. Lobo
      Pages 63-88
    5. Sergey V. Sushkov
      Pages 89-109
    6. Remo Garattini, Francisco S. N. Lobo
      Pages 111-135
    7. Gonzalo J. Olmo, Diego Rubiera-Garcia
      Pages 161-190
  4. Energy Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Prado Martín–Moruno, Matt Visser
      Pages 193-213
    3. Christopher J. Fewster
      Pages 215-254
  5. Warp Drive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Miguel Alcubierre, Francisco S. N. Lobo
      Pages 257-279
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-303

About this book


Top researchers in the field of gravitation present the state-of-the-art topics outlined in this book, ranging from the stability of rotating wormholes solutions supported by ghost scalar fields, modified gravity applied to wormholes, the study of novel semi-classical and nonlinear energy conditions, to the applications of quantum effects and the superluminal version of the warp drive in modified spacetime. Based on Einstein's field equations, this cutting-edge research area explores the more far-fetched theoretical outcomes of General Relativity and relates them to quantum field theory. This includes quantum energy inequalities, flux energy conditions, and wormhole curvature, and sheds light on not just the theoretical physics but also on the possible applications to warp drives and time travel.

This book extensively explores the physical properties and characteristics of these 'exotic spacetimes,' describing in detail the general relativistic geometries that generate closed timelike curves.


Wormhole spacetime Geons in modified graviry tating wormholes Quantum inequalities Warp drive science Time machines and relativity Einstein's relativity and wormholes Science of faster than light travel

Editors and affiliations

  • Francisco S. N. Lobo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física da FCUL LisboaPortugal

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