'Here, in the vanguard, beyond the borders of knowledge,
science becomes even more beautiful - incandescent in the
forge of nascent ideas, of intuitions, of attempts. Of roads
taken and then abandoned, of enthusiasms. In the effort
to imagine what has not yet been imagined.
Envisaged and formed in 1998 as an association of people with ideas and technical competence searching for solutions to interstellar travel and communications, Janus's mission endeavour encouraged research towards credible progress in experimental thought activities instigating incredible possibilities.
This ‘Blue Sky’ experimentation Forum for radical thought activity in the fields of Space exploration and other scientific disciplines has been reorganised to Foundation status with a poster web site profile.
The over-arching discipline of ‘incremental extrapolation’ that often infuses much scientific research is acknowledged but Janus encourages radical new ideas which are essential in the rapidly expanding field of space exploration.
Over the past four hundred years
scientific progress, particularly in mathematics, has often relied on
incremental steps, from Descartes,
through Newton and others, leading to important discoveries by many
great mathematicians such as Gauss who worked out the notation and
principles of ‘imaginary’ numbers, especially negative values, thus
enabling Einstein to develop his Relativity theories. Remember these
individuals only had primitive apparatus to
assist them in their endeavours as well as their astute minds.
Investigation projects include:-
With major developments expected in particle physics and other disciplines Janus will continue to be actively engaged in encouraging new thoughts, ideas and experiments where appropriate.