As a disclaimer I am an A-level student. I have been doing a research project in which I am looking at manipulating space-time through the ideas provided by superstring theories. I stumbled upon the article "The warp drive: A new approach" by Richard K Obousy and Gerald Cleaver and was wondering.
Is the generalisation of the vacuum energy contribution from the Casimir effect in extra-dimensions valid for superstring theories as it was derived from Kaluza-Klein theories?
I am aware that string theory's extra-dimensions where founded on Kaluza-Klein but am not sure if this is theoretically or mathematically valid.