archive: Re: SETI Contact

Re: SETI Contact

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Tue, 29 Dec 1998 10:26:19 -0500

At 09:28 AM 12/29/98, R.J. Fear wrote:

>I understand from some recent reading that the "machine" used for travel in
>the movie Contact was derived from some theoretical designs developed by
>Kip Thorn at Cal Tech. Does anyone happen to know if the original designs
>or notes still exist?

My understanding was that it was wormholes, not the "machine," which were
based upon Kip's theoretical work. I seem to recall some details in Larry
Kraus' book "The Physics of Star Trek."
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