WarpFactory: Pioneering the Simulation of Warp Drive Spacetimes


WarpFactory emerges as a cutting-edge numerical toolkit designed for the analysis of warp drive spacetimes within the framework of Einstein’s General Relativity. Developed in MATLAB, this toolkit stands out for its specialized capabilities in simulating and understanding the physics of spacetime. Among its key features are a 3D finite difference solver for the stress-energy tensor, evaluations of various energy conditions (Null, Weak, Dominant, and Strong), and the ability to assess metric scalars related to shear, expansion, and vorticity. Additionally, WarpFactory supports momentum flow visualizations and leverages GPU computing for enhanced performance.

The toolkit is accompanied by comprehensive documentation, ensuring users can effectively utilize its features. Installation is straightforward, requiring Git, MATLAB with the Parallel Computing Toolbox, and cloning the WarpFactory repository. The development team, led by Christopher Helmerich and Jared Fuchs, acknowledges contributions from several individuals, highlighting the collaborative effort behind this project.

Released under the MIT License, WarpFactory not only represents a significant advancement in the study of theoretical physics but also encourages academic sharing by requesting users to cite the toolkit in their published work.
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