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?
The goal is not about achieving consensus with the theoretical physics community, it is about inventing the future before others do.
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.
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He has published numerous peer-reviewed conference and journal papers on gravity modification and interstellar propulsion, and some are pending acceptance.
Solomon spent 10 years in loss analytics, built very sophisticated statistical models of mortgage defaults, even figured out how to quantify Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Black Swans 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 UMB Bank's US economic report for its Colorado Advisory Board.
In his search to determine how information can be derived from data, he invented a new class of analytical models, Asymmetric Information Resolution (AIR) Models, to infer private information from public information, changing business strategy forever.