Alcubierre warp drive in Bohmian Quantum Gravity

Sijo K. Joseph*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the realm of theoretical physics, the Alcubierre warp drive metric has long been a topic of fascination. However, the feasibility of this seemingly miraculous method of faster-than-light travel has been limited by the requirement of exotic matter, which has proven elusive to obtain. This research has revealed a potential breakthrough in the quest for exotic matter, through the coupling of the Alcubierre warp drive metric to a quantum mechanical scalar matter field. By mapping the requirement of exotic matter into a conformal wave equation, it becomes possible to express the problem as a fourth-order partial differential equation in terms of the quantum mechanical density. This research reveals that the key to solving the exotic matter problem lies in finding a proper quantum mechanical density that satisfies the proposed partial differential equation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number095012
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Alcubierre drive
  • Bohmian Quantum Gravity
  • warpdrive


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