Hawkings colleagues debate laser for interstellar travel in Prague, HiLASE Centre also hosts the conference

Collaborators of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking’s Breakthrough Initiative (BI) programme, of which he was the spiritual father, are in Prague this week to discuss research and development of a super-powerful laser for interstellar travel. The Starshot project is designed to send nanoprobes to the star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the solar system, BI executive director Pete Worden said Monday, Sept. 23.

The topic is to be discussed at several meetings, including the International Symposium on Czech Foreign Policy organized by Prague’s Institute of International Relations and the Prague SpaceApps Laser Workshop organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague, the HiLASE laser center in Dolní Břežany and again by the Institute of International Relations. Full article available in Czech.