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  References for warp drive and wormhole physics

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What are some references on the physics of warp drives and wormholes? To be precise, I am looking for some books or papers that preferably do all of the following:

  • Overview the current understandings of the classical solutions (one or more) to the Einstein equations which may allow superluminal travel to a sufficiently advanced civilization,
     
  • Discuss quantum field-theoretic roadblocks or advancements to the theory including possible quantum gravitational contributions,
     
  • Do so at at least a graduate level understanding of physics (no "censoring" of mathematics).

    Or otherwise prepare the reader with the tools to analyze the physics by themself.

I have seen a paper claiming that a semiclassical analysis suggests that warp drives are unstable (https://arxiv.org/pdf/0904.0141.pdf), but had trouble following why the authors were calculating the things they were–if some reference elucidates the arguments to a level assuming no prior experience in the field apart from necessary background, that would be ideal.

asked Aug 16 in Resources and References by QuantumGhost (75 points) [ no revision ]

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I am not up to date on the literature, but here is a recent "review paper" I remember: https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.05610

Good luck!

answered Aug 16 by anonymous [ no revision ]

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