Martin Fleischmann Dead at 85

New Energy times is reporting that Martin Fleischmann has died at his home in Tisbury, U.K. He had been suffering from diabetes and Parkinson’s disease and had been in poor health for a number of years.

Fleischmann, Professor of Electrochemistry at the University of Southampton, England became world famous in 1989 when he and his associate professor Stanley Pons announced to the world that they had achieved a cold fusion reaction in experiments at the University of Utah, and set off a firestorm of media attention. Following the announcement, Pons and Fleischmann’s claims were subjected to intense scrutiny, and after some attempts to replicate the Fleischmann and Pons experiment were unsuccessful, there was a huge backlash against the two professors who became effectively outcasts from the scientific community.

The Cold Fusion/LENR has continued, thanks to the efforts of a few dedicated and persistent researchers in various parts of the world, and today there has been a resurgence of interest. Andrea Rossi states that his interest in the cold fusion field began with the announcement of Pons and Fleischmann, yet he was unable to replicate the cold fusion effect. Nevertheless his interest led him to try new methods of experimentation until he came up with the formula that he now uses with the E-Cat.

Martin Fleischmann’s posthumous legacy will likely be far greater than in his lifetime. His work has sparked a slow-burning revolution that seems to be ready to ignite.

[UPDATE] I thought I would add this comment from Vicky Harvey here, in case it got buried in the comments section below:

Martin Fleischmann was my grandfather. He was such a clever man and such an inspiration to us. I think that my family are planning on sending an obituary to The Guardian if this is any help to you all. Its great to see people do recognise him and his work.

See below for the news conference that started it all.

  • Martin Leonard
  • Julio Melo

    A true hero, who will be remembered forever.

    Unfortunately, he will not be alive to see the “effect” that he discovered become the basis of a huge revolution in the human industry and way of life.

    But justice will be made, and his name will enter the gallery of honour of the greatest scientists of all time.

  • Robyn

    A tragic-heroic story. What a great man.

  • Martin Fleischmann will be remembered as one of the top electrochemists in the world. The so-called Cold Fusion controversy, he triggered in 1989, will be remembered as the most important episode in history of science, no matter what the final verdict (about validity of his CF claim) will be. I participated in CF research since 2003, as described in:

    “Cold Fusion Is Not Voodoo Science;” at:


    Perhaps someone will review this set of personal recollection. Thank you in advance,

    Ludwik Kowalski, Ph.D. (see Wikipedia)

  • Sam Blankenship

    I am saddened to read of the passing of Prof. Fleishman. I became alerted to his enduring heritage in Nov., 2010, while researching material for a sustainable living presentation. It became obvious that he and Prof. Pons had discovered a phenomenon important to the continued existence of civilization.

    The shaky foundation upon which he and Pons were attempting to build the new energy also was obvious. I came to admire the two scientists even as I admitted some of their limitations.

    We are moving ahead and I was so pleased that Prof. Fleishman was able to see that his work was not going to die.


    • clovis

      SO SO SAD To hear of this great loss to our world, but unless i miss my guess he will not be forgotten, and will go down in history as one of the discoverer of this world saving thermonuclear effect.

  • dickyaesta

    Still no mention of your death in BBC Worldwebsite. Sorry Martin for the ignorance of so many. RIP

    • Human beings live only a few seconds compared to the whole story and save the universe. Some men only have needed a breath to influence the direction humanity has taken, some caused the effect almost immediately, but others had to remain anonymous for a few decades and this has happened to Dr. Martin Fleischmann and Dr. . Ponds.

      This form of coexistence in an absurd world we have created, where we left important contributions in the way of life and adopt others that reflect only commercial interests, where the power of money and political control, produce an aberration on the health and solidarity of peoples.

      Dr. Martin Fleischmann is a martyr over political control and power over the means of production, and we are the faithful witnesses of the cruelty involved be years ahead in ignorance of mankind. Galileo, Tesla, and many others suffered as this great scientist will always remember. That will last his life through his legacy as a living example of heroism and perseverance. May God keep Dr. Martin Fleischmann, “Father of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction”.

  • Kim

    Steven Greer making Disclosure film about
    ufo’s/Free Energy. Soon to be realeased

    Arm Kaleka’s (the film maker) father was the target of a professional Illuminati revenge-hit in a Wisconsin Sihk temple. Arm Keleka was threatened while making this film.


    Pray for Greer and Arm kaleka’s Father. Pray for humanity and
    this scourge we call the cabal.


  • George N

    RIP Mr. Fleischmann, a true modern day hero!

  • daniel maris

    I too am becoming increasingly concerned that this news isn’t appearing on the news wires or in the world press. Whichever way you look at it, his life was of importance and he featured in the media hugely at the time of the cold fusion controversy. In such circumstances you would normally expect obituaries to appear.

    Either there has been one of those horrendous mistakes (by Krivit?) or something decidedly odd is going on – the guy is being completely written out of history. I’ve never known anything like it!

    • Iggy Dalrymple

      “There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.

      There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.

      The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

      We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.” – Journalist John Swinton’s retirement speech.

      • GreenWin

        Who said they’re “intellectual?”