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Benjamin T. Solomon

Member, Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics; founder, Xodus One Foundation

What does it take to achieve commercial interstellar propulsion by 2040?<br /> <br /> The goal is not about achieving consensus with the theoretical physics community, it is about inventing the future before others do.<br /> <br /> Benjamin T. Solomon is a member of the Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and founder of the Xodus One Foundation researching interstellar propulsion physics and technologies. <br /> <br /> Disclaimer: The views expressed here are the opinion of the author and not of any other organization or entity.<br /> <br /> He is the author of four books:<br /> 1. <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Gravity-Modification-Laithwaites-Podkletnovs/dp/1612330894" target="_hplink">An Introduction to Gravity Modification</a></em> <br /> 2. <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Super-Physics-Technologies-Heisenberg-Schrodinger/dp/1508948011" target="_hplink">Super Physics for Super Technologies: Replacing Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrödinger & Einstein</a></em> <br /> 3. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Reengineering-Strategies-Tactics-Competitors-Information/dp/1627340157" target="_hplink">Reengineering Strategies and Tactics: Know Your Company's and Your Competitors' Strategies and Tactics Using Public Information</a><br /> 4., <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Unsystematic-Risk-Benjamin-Thomas-Solomon/dp/1523435666/" target="_hplink">Unsystematic Risk, Rethinking Finance</a><br /> <br /> He has published numerous peer-reviewed conference and journal papers on gravity modification and interstellar propulsion, and some are pending acceptance.<br /> <br /> Solomon spent <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/benjamin-t-solomon/hind-sight-can-be-hilario_b_7736102.html" target="_hplink">10 years in loss analytics</a>, built very sophisticated statistical models of mortgage defaults, even figured out how to quantify Nassim Nicholas Taleb's <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Black-Swan-Improbable-Robustness/dp/081297381X" target="_hplink">Black Swans</a> for Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) a subset of the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market, and was surprised that CMBS Black Swans could be as high as 80% of the deal size i.e. those CMBS deals were worthless. And another 3 year underwriting Commercial & Industrial loans. He used to write <a href="https://www.umb.com/" target="_hplink">UMB Bank</a>'s US economic report for its Colorado Advisory Board.<br /> <br /> In his search to determine how information can be derived from data, he invented a new class of analytical models, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/benjamin-t-solomon/tesla-versus-volt_b_7664658.html" target="_hplink">Asymmetric Information Resolution (AIR) Models</a>, to infer private information from public information, changing business strategy forever.<br /> <br /> <em><a href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009560985356&amp;sk=about&amp;section=education&amp;pnref=about" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em>, <em><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben7solomon" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></em>, <em><a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/104097985560796230331/" target="_blank">g+</a></em>,

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