Martin Tajmar

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Martin Tajmar
Martin Tajmar is a physicist and professor for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology.[1] He has research interests in advanced space propulsion systems, FEEP thrusters, breakthrough propulsion physics and possible connections between gravity and superconductivity.[2]


Tajmar completed his PhD in Numerical Plasmaphysics at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 1999, and is now an external lecturer for the university.[3] He also published the textbook Advanced Space Propulsion Systems in 2003.[4]

Gravitomagnetism research

In a 2003 paper,[5] Tajmar proposed that a gravitational effect may explain the long-standing discrepancy between the mass of Cooper pairs first measured in superconductors by Janet Tate et al. and the theoretically-expected value.[citation needed]

In 2006 Tajmar and several coworkers announced their claim to have measured a gravitomagnetic version of the frame-dragging effect caused by a superconductor with an accelerating or decelerating spin.[2] As of April 2008, the effect has not yet been observed independently.

In February 2008 Tajmar filed an international patent application for a "Process for the generation of a gravitational field and a gravitational field generator."[6]

In June 2008, Tajmar reported a new phenomenon suggesting that signals could be induced in a gyroscope resulting from a new property of rotating low-temperature helium. He also reported that because the rings in the experiment were accelerated pneumatically, and not with high acceleration, the earlier reported results could not be discounted.[7] His further research suggests the anomaly may indeed be coming from liquid helium in the setup.[8]


  1. portrait_tajmar
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    Component descriptions and schematics are provided in the following two volumes:
    *12. Feb. 2004, POSSIBLE GRAVITATIONAL ANOMALIES IN QUANTUM MATERIALS. Phase I: Experiment Definition and Design. M. Tajmar and K. Hense
    *15. 09. 2005, POSSIBLE GRAVITATIONAL ANOMALIES IN QUANTUM MATERIALS. Phase II: Experiment Assembly, Qualification and Test Results. M. Tajmar
  3. Home page and biography at the Technical University of Vienna.
  4. ISBN 978-3-211-83862-4
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  7. Anomalous Fiber Optic Gyroscope Signals Observed above Spinning Rings at Low Temperature
  8. Fiber-Optic-Gyroscope Measurements Close to Rotating Liquid Helium

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