Swedish Physicist Sven Kullander Dies at 78

Jed Rothwell has reported on Vortex-l (citing Wikipedia) that Sven Kullander, professor emeritus of High Energy Physics at Uppsala University, has died at age 78.

Dr. Kullander is known in the LENR community as one of the early observers of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cats. He, along with Swedish physicist Hanno Essen, was one of the first academics to publicly state that he considered that the E-Cat was producing energy based on nuclear reactions.

He once said in regards to the E-Cat which Andrea Rossi demonstrated to him, “There is always the possibility that Rossi is fooling everyone but then he most be the best magician in the world. We (Sven and Hanno Essen) checked everything, we looked for wires in the whole room. We could not see any trace of a fraud.” He also said that he was unconcerned with publicly endorsing Rossi and the E-Cat because he was advanced in age and unafraid of ruining his academic career.

  • GreenWin

    Dr. Kullander was and is a scientific pioneer and man of great integrity and courage. Wherever this good spirit goes next is in for a great blessing. Thank you Dr. Kullander for ehlping make this world a better place.

  • MLTC

    🙁 Vila i frid! = Rest in peace!

  • Freethinker

    This has just passed me by. I did not know….

    He was a champion for LENR, a man of integrity and courage.

    I sincerely hope it does not have a major negative impact on any (if any) Swedish participation in the ongoing validation of Ecat.


    • ecatworld

      I don’t think it will affect Swedish participation, FT — My understanding is that Sven Kullander was to be one of the authors of the Elforsk report last year, but was too ill to be involved.

  • kdk

    Godspeed and rest in peace. It’s a real shame he wasn’t able to see it go mainstream. One of those people who have been integral to keeping cold fusion moving forward. Thank you, Sven.

  • Gerard McEk

    It is a pity that again a supporter of LENR has died. I did not know him but to me is every scientist who takes/took scientific interest in CF phenomenon a good scientist. He rest in peace.

  • RIP
    great discussion with Huizenga to predict…
    too bad he did not see the public success of LENR