Lectures & Meetings

Lectures and Presentations Given

The following is a list of lectures, talks and presentations that Kelvin F. Long has given:

  1. "The Prediction of Particle Bombardment Interaction Physics due to Ions, Electrons and Dust in the Interstellar Medium on a Gram-Scale Interstellar Probe", Presented at Foundations of Interstellar Flight Workshop, City University New York (CUNY), New York, USA, 13 June 2017.
  2. "Interstellar Travel, The Next Generations Space Objectives", Presented Seabrook Intermediate School, Houston, Texas, USA, 03 February 2017.
  3. "A Preliminary Analysis of Particle Bombardment for Interstellar Flight, Starshot Initiative", Presented NASA Lyndon B Johnson Space Center, Thermal Design Branch, Houston, Texas, USA, 02 February 2017.
  4. "Interstellar Travel, The Next Frontier of Exploration, Starshot Initiative", Presented NASA Lyndon B Johnson Space Center, SAIC/NASA Technical Speaker Forum, Houston, Texas, USA, 01 February 2017. <View Here>
  5. "Science Fiction Starships", Presented at i4is/BIS Science Fiction Starship Course, BIS, London, UK, November 2016.
  6. "Solar Sails & Laser Sails", Presented at i4is/BIS Starship Engineer Course, BIS, London, UK, November 2016.
  7. "Interstellar Travel: Can we Reach the Stars?", Presented BIS Belgium Annual Space Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 29 Oct 2016.
  8. "Interstellar Flight, SETI, Interstellar Diffusion & Stability Equilibrium Hypothesis in Galactic Civilisations", Presented at the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, Chattanooga, USA, 28-29 Feb 2016.
  9. "Interstellar Flight: The Perspective of Theoretical Physics", City New York University (CUNY), Theoretical Physics Department, 18 Feb 2016
  10. "Interstellar Flight, SETI, Interstellar Diffusion & Stability Equilibrium Hypothesis in Galactic Civilisation", Presented at NASA Ames Research Centre, San Francisco, California, USA, 03 Mar 2016.
  11. "Interstellar Flight, SETI, Interstellar Diffusion & Stability Equilibrium Hypothesis in Galactic Civilisations", Presented at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA, 25 Feb 2016.
  12. "Science Fiction Starships", Presented at i4is/BIS Science Fiction Starships Course, London, UK, 25 Nov 2015.
  13. "Solar Sails & Laser Sails", Presented at i4is/BIS Starship Engineer Course, London, UK, 24 Nov 2015.
  14. "The Physics of Starships in Science Fiction", Novacon Science Fiction Convention, Nottingham, UK, 15 Nov 2015.
  15. "Starships from Science Fiction to Reality" i4is Workshop, Eastercon Science Fiction Convention, Dysprosium, Heathrow, London, UK, 05 Apr 2015. 
  16. "Space-time Metrics, from Black Holes to Worm Holes and the Einstein-Rosen Bridge", Presented at i4is meeting Interstellar Wormholes, Physics and Practical Realisation, BIS, London, UK, 24 Nov 2014.
  17. "How Arthur C Clarke Reached the Stars in Imagination & How his Science Fiction Continues to Inspire Plausible Designs", i4is Interstellar Session, Loncon3, World Science Fiction Convention, London, UK, Aug 2014.
  18. "Project Icarus - Son of Daedalus: Flying Closer to Another Star", Presented Our Future in Space BIS Session, Loncon3, World Science Fiction Convention, London, UK, 15 Aug 2014.
  19. "Time for the Stars", Presented BIS Space History Conference, Charterhouse, UK, 25 July 2014.
  20. "Interstellar Propulsion", Presented International Space University, Strasbourg, France, Apr 2014.
  21. "To the Stars: Architects are Needed Too", Presented University of Greenwich, School of Architecture Design & Construction, London, UK, 24 Feb 2014.
  22. "Rise of the Starships", Presented Icarus Interstellar Starship Congress, Dallas, Texas, USA, 16 Aug 2013.
  23. "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness: Extending Personal Freedom to the Space Frontier & Managing the Consequences", Presented at BIS and UK Center for Astrobiology Extraterrestrial Liberty Symposium, London, UK, June 14 2013.
  24. "Project Dragonfly", (workshop), Presented I4IS/BIS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, London, UK, 29 May 2013.
  25. "The Invention of the Starship", Presented I4IS/BIS Philosophy of the Starship Symposium, London, UK, 29 May 2013.
  26. "Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible", Presented UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS), University of Bristol, UK, 24 Feb 2013.
  27. "Interstellar Propulsion", Presented International Space University, Strasbourg, France, 20 Feb 2013.
  28. "Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible", Presented to MoD, UK, Feb 2013.
  29. "Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible", Presented NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, Feb 2013.
  30. "Interstellar Flight: Discovering the Limits of the Possible", Presented NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, Feb 2013.
  31. "The Institute for Interstellar Studies", Presented 2nd Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, Huntsville, Alabama, Feb 2013.
  32. "To the Stars: A Vision for Catalysing Interstellar Flight Before the Year 2100", Presented British Interplanetary Society, 29 Aug 2012.
  33. "Project Icarus: Specific Power for Interstellar Missions Using Inertial Confinement Fusion", Presented Nuclear Emerging Technologies for Space Symposium, Houston, Texas, Feb 2012. <Read here>
  34. "Arthur’s Vision for Homo Sapiens in Space", Odyssey Lecture, Presented The British Interplanetary Society, 18 Jan 2012 <Read here>
  35. "Is the Concept of Universal Mentality Credible?", Starmaker Symposium – The Philosophy of Olaf Stapledon, The British Interplanetary Society, 23 Nov 2011. <Read here>
  36. "Breakthrough Propulsion Physics – The Quest for Faster Than Light (FTL) Travel", Presented to the North East Essex Astronomical Society Local meeting, Jun 2012.
  37. "Interstellar Travel, Project Icarus & Flying Closer to Another Star", The North East Essex Astronomical Society Starfest Convention, Braintree, Essex, 19 Nov 2011.
  38. "Project Icarus: Nuclear Fusion Space Propulsion & The Icarus Leviathan Concept", Presented Royal Aircraft Museum, Cosford, 06 Nov 2011.
  39. "Deep Space Propulsion & Interstellar Flight – The Where, When & How", Lecture, Presented Loughton Astronomical Society, Essex, 08 Sep 2011.
  40. "The Enzmann Starship: History & Engineering Appraisal", "World Ships – The Long Road to the Stars", The British Interplanetary Society, 17 Aug 2011. <Read here>
  41. "Project Icarus: A Progress Update", Evening Lecture, Presented at the British Interplanetary Society, London, 03 Mar 2011.
  42. "Optimization of Nuclear Fusion Propulsion for Interstellar Missions", Presented 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Prague, Oct 2010.
  43. "Project Icarus: Son of Daedalus – Flying Closer to Another Star", The British Interplanetary Society, Daedalus Three Decades on "Symposium, September 30 2009.
  44. "Inertial Confinement Fusion & Antimatter Catalysed Fusion for Space Propulsion", Presented British Rocketry Oral History Programme (BROHP) at Charterhouse School UK Space Conference, 04 Apr 2009. <Read here>
  45. "Fusion, Antimatter & The Space Drive – The Path to the Stars", Presented 59th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Invited Final Highlight Lecture, Glasgow, 03 Oct 2008. <Read here>
  46. "Going to the Stars", Presented Herschel Astronomical Society, Eton College, Invited Lecture, Windsor, Sept 2008. <Read here>
  47. "The Status of the Warp Drive", Presented Faster than Light – Breaking the Interstellar Distance Barrier Symposium, The British Interplanetary Society, 2007. <Read here> and workshop slides <Read here> and <Read here>
  48. "Mars - A Catalyst to Longer Term Goals in Space Exploration", Presented at the British Interplanetary Society Mars Symposium, 19 Nov 2008 (presented by Bob Parkinson on my behalf due to absence) <Read here>
  49. "Mathematical Models of the Solar Wind", Msc Thesis Presentation, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, 2002.

Conferences & Symposia Attended

The following is a list of meetings that Kelvin has attended

  1. Foundations of Interstellar Flight workshop, A meeting organised by i4is and City University New York, New York City, Conference co-Chairman and main organiser, 13-15 June 2017.
  2. UK Space History Conference, Charterhouse, UK, plenary speaker, 21-23 July, 2016.
  3. Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW), Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, after dinner speaker, 28 Feb - 02 Mar 2016.
  4. Novacon, Science Fiction Convention, Nottingham, speaker, Nov 2015.
  5. Eastercon Science Fiction Convention, Dysprosium, speaker, London, 2015.
  6. Interstellar Wormholes, Physics and Practical Realisation, i4is/BIS Symposium, London, speaker and co-chair, UK, 24 Nov 2014.
  7. World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon3, London docklands, speaker, Aug 2014.
  8. BIS Space History Conference, Charterhouse, UK, speaker, 25 Jul 2014.
  9. Starship Congress (Icarus Interstellar), Dallas, Texas, USA, plenary speaker, Aug 2013.
  10. UK Center for Astrobiology and Extraterrestrial Liberty Symposium, BIS, London, UK, speaker, 14 Jun 2013.
  11. UK Students for the Exploration & Development of Space (UKSEDS), Presenter, University of Bristol, speaker, Feb 2013.
  12. Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW), Huntsville, Alabama, USA, Presenter & co-sponsor, Feb 2013.
  13. The Philosophy of the Starship, BIS/I4IS Symposium, Presenter and Organiser/Chair, May 2012.
  14. Nuclear Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS), Houston, Texas, Presenter, Feb 2012.
  15. Starfest, North Essex Astronomical Society, UK, 2013.
  16. Starfest, North Essex Astronomical Society, UK, speaker, 2012.
  17. Star Maker – the Philosophy of Olaf Stapledon, BIS Symposium, Presenter and co-organiser/chair (with Pat Galea), Nov 2011.
  18. 100 Year Starship (100YSS), Orlando, Florida, Oct 2011.
  19. The Long Road to the Stars, World Ships, BIS Symposium, Presenter and co-organiser/chair with Richard Osborne, Aug 2011.
  20. 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Prague, Czech Republic, 5th highlight speaker, 27 Sept – 01t Oct 2010.
  21. Daedalus Three Decades On, BIS Symposium, Presenter and co-Organiser/chair with Ian Crawford, Sept 2009.
  22. British Rocketry Oral History Programme (BROHP), Charterhouse School UK Space Conference, Presenter & Session Chair, 04 Apr 2009.
  23. 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, UK, Presenter, Octr 2008.
  24. Faster Than Light, Warp Drive, BIS Symposium, Presenter and Organiser/chair, 2007.

Conference & Convention Panels

The following is a list of panels that Kelvin has participated in:

  1. BIS Session, World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon3, London, UK, Aug 2015.
  2. i4is Interstellar Wormholes Workshop, London, 24 Nov 2014.
  3. Starship Congress, 2013, Dallas, USA, Aug 2013.
  4. TVIW event, Community College, Feb 2013.

Advisory Committees

The following is a list of advisory committees that Kelvin has been a member of.

  1. Breakthrough Initiative Project Starshot, 2016+
  2. British Interplanetary Society Technical Committee, 2012-2015