Accession Number : ADA304619

Title :   Mass Modification Experiment Definition Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-30 Sep 95,


Personal Author(s) : Forward, Robert L.

PDF Url : ADA304619

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The vacuum is proving to be one of the hottest topics in contemporary physics. It is a source of numerous effects: force fields that emerge from nowhere, particles popping in and out of existence, and energetic jitterings with no apparent power source. Many researchers see the vacuum as a central ingredient of 21st-Century physics. Some even believe the vacuum may be harnessed to provide a limitless supply of energy. This report summarizes an attempt to find an experiment that would test the Haisch, Rueda, and Puthoff (HRP) conjecture that the mass and inertia of a body are induced effects brought about by cbanges in the quantum fluctuation energy of the vacuum. However, it was not possible to identify a definitive experiment. But, it was possible to identify an experiment that might be able to prove or disprove that the inertial mass of a body can be altered by making changes in the vacuum surrounding the body. Other experiments, which do not involve mass modification, but which teach something about the vacuum, were also defined and included in a ranked list of experiments. This report also contains an annotated bibliography and a list of scientists active in the field.


Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE