Dr. Martin Tajmar is a research scientist and project manager in the Space Propulsion group at ARC Seibersdorf research, Austria’s largest research institution, and he joins us to discuss a variety of topics, including gravito-magnetic fields in superconductors and gravitomagnetism in advanced propulsion.
Tajmar participated in presenting two papers at the STAIF conference – his first being an experimental replication of the Mach-Lorentz Thruster originally developed by Dr. James Woodward, entitled “Experimental Study of the Machian Mass Fluctuation Effect Using a µN Thrust Balance”.
Tajmar and colleagues Nembo Buldrini, Klaus Marhold, and Bernhard Seifert attempted a 2005 replication of the MLT thruster experiment in vacuum, but found a negative experimental result in their test, setting it apart from the three positive results by American researchers Paul March, James Woodward, and Andrew Palfreyman. More experimentation from Tajmar’s team with this idea is anticipated over the course of the year to determine the root-cause for the experimental deviation, if any.
Additionally, Tajmar presented a paper on gravitomagnetism entitled “Gravitomagnetic Fields in Rotating Superconductors to Solve Tate’s Cooper Pair Mass Anomaly”, which shows that superconductors indeed could be used to produce non-classical gravitational fields, based on the established disagreement between theoretical prediction and measured Cooper-pair mass in Niobium. Additionally, he provides a review of the latest theoretical approaches to solve the Tate Cooper-pair anomaly based on gravitomagnetic fields in rotating superconductors, which may support popular claims of superconductor applications to produce gravitational anomalies for use in breakthrough propulsion.