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Christopher Altman

American physicist, quantum technologist, international diplomat and NASA-trained commercial astronaut

Christopher Altman

Christopher Altman is an American physicist, quantum technologist, international diplomat and NASA-trained commercial astronaut who began his scientific career with a Guinness world record-holding artificial intelligence project and a NASA/USAF-supported time travel division at multidisciplinary “Deep Future” research institute Starlab, featured in a Discovery Channel Special and the Guinness Book of World Records.

Christopher has held positions at advanced research and development centers including multidisciplinary “Deep Future” research institute Starlab, NASA Ames Research Center, and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience. He was Chairman of the UNISCA First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, as senior scientist at an astronaut training base on a volcano in Hawai’i, and as part of the US Government’s fast-track QuIST Program in the global race to reach quantum supremacy. He serves as Chief Scientist for renewable energy cryptocurrency SolarCoin and is Cofounder and Chief Scientist for open source nonprofit blockchain and SolarCoin affiliate, ElectriCChain.

As Director of the Board of the world’s first commercial astronaut corps, Association of Spaceflight Professionals (ASP) and Director with Tau Zero Interstellar Foundation, successor to the NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program, Christopher’s research spans the gap between quantum technology and next-generation spaceflight. His inaugural keynote address as a candidate with the commercial astronaut corps was broadcast live to 108 sister cities around the world. NASA allocated funding to the corps for its first manned space missions the following spring.

His contributions have been recognized with honors and awards including the Japanese Fulbright Fellowship, the Guinness Book of World Records, the annual RSA Information Security Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Policy with his project Converging Technologies: The Future of the Global Information Society, a joint US Department of Defense-Department of Energy Salishan High-Performance Computing graduate fellowship, consecutive Templeton fellowships in theoretical physics with the Zeilinger research group in Austria, appointments to diplomatic and humanitarian aid missions worldwide as Extraordinary Ambassador at Large for Peace, Human Rights, Space and Next-Generation Technologies, Special Envoy to the United Nations and the European Union.

A physicist and philosopher by training, Christopher’s research interests include breakthrough physics, quantum technology, next-generation spaceflight, quantum entanglement and teleportation, ER=EPR, retrocausality, and the future of the Quantum Internet. He is a glider pilot, motorcyclist racer and enthusiast, SCUBA diver and rock climber, speaks Japanese, Dutch, and basic French, and is proficient in Muay Thai kickboxing, judo, Gracie jiu jitsu, and kendo. In Japan, he attained the rank of shodan, or first degree black belt in Kyudo, traditional Japanese archery.