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Dr. James Woodward

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Professor of History; Adjuct Professor of Physics
California State University Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton CA 92834 USA.


A. B. Middlebury College, 1964 (Physics)
M. S. New York University, 1969 (Physics)
Ph.D. University of Denver, 1972 (History)

Office/Lab: McCarthy Hall - MH-606B
Phone: (657) 278-3596 (or physics at ext 3366)


Mach effect drive impulse engine- and gravitational physics.
To support Mach Effect Drive research and the exotic propulsion initiative
please click on the logo below for the space studies institute, and the yellow button on that page.


 Mach's Principle

 Mach Effect Drive on wikipedia

 Publications 1990-2000

 Publications 2000-onwards


Latest Papers on Mach Effect Drives

Here are the most recent papers on the Mach Effect Drive and Stargates and stardrives.
My book on Making Stargates and Starships will be out in November 2012 and is available
through amazon.

Interstellar travel

Here are some links to others with serious interest in the problems of interstellar transport.

Dr. John Cramer of Washington University: Faculty page

Dr. Kip Thorne of Caltech, his personal website and here's the youtube trailer

Dr. Gary Hudson and the Space Studies Institute; Link to SSI


I would like to acknowledge some of my collaborators past and current:

Tom Mahood

Prof. Hal Fearn of the Physics department

I would like to give a special thanks to a long time collaborator and the illustrator for my new book on Making Starships and Stargates,
Nembo Buldrini. He can be contacted via email at:

Here's a link to an interesting site run by Dr Jack Sarfatti. We do not endorse anything on the site and mention it here just for interest. .

Advanced Propulsion Webpages

ASPW 2012 November Huntsville AL.

STAIF II; 16-18 April 2013 Albuquerque NM.

 50th AIAA JPC Cleveland Ohio 2014

 ASPW 2014, Cleveland Ohio , see Wed 19th Breakthrough Propulsion.

STAIF II; April 2014 Albuquerque NM.

 51st AIAA JPC Orlando Florida 2015

 STAIF II, April 21-23, 2016