Cold Fusion Colloquium Starts Today at MIT — Agenda Posted

Thanks to Jed Rothwell on Vortex-l for posting the agenda for the 2014 Cold Fusion Colloquium at MIT that begins today and runs through Sunday. I have heard from Barry Simon who will be at the conference, and he said he will send some reports to us. I expect there will be other reports coming out too. We should remember that it was 25 years ago this Sunday that Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann made their announcement about cold fusion at the University of Utah.


Starts at 9 AM promptly in Room 34-401
Mitchell Swartz
Our Emergent Need for a Clean, Efficient Energy Production Source
Arik El-Boher
Progress Toward Understanding Anomalous Heat.
Frank Gordon
Observations of a variety of Codeposition protocols used to prepare Cold Fusion Cathodes
Larry Forsley
Neutron and Charged Particle Spectroscopy
Tom Claytor
Recent tritium production from electrically pulsed wires and foils
Group Photo  Lunch
Yasuhiro Iwamura
Deuterium Permeation Induced Transmutation Experiments using Nano-Structured Pd/CaO/Pd Multilayer Thin Film.
Mitchell Swartz
Excess Power Gain on both sides of an Avalanche Through a PdNi Nanostructured Cold Fusion Component
Peter Hagelstein
Controlled Karabut experiment at SRI
Vladimir Vysotskii
Review of cavitation X-ray emission experiments
Olga Dmitriyeva
Using numerical simulations to better understand the Cold Fusion Environment
David Nagel
Scientific and Practical Questions about Cold Fusion
Starts at 9 AM promptly in Room 4-270
Brian Ahern
Nanomagnetism for Energy Production
Francesco Celani
Glass surface co-factors in the generation of anomalous effects under H2 gas at high temperatures
Pamela Mosier-Boss
CR-39 Detecting Emission during  Pd/D Codeposition Cold Fusion
John Dash
SEM and Energy Dispersive Spectrometer Studies of Metal Surfaces Interacting with Hydrogen Isotopes
Peter Hagelstein
Model for Fractionation and Inverse Fractionation
Group Photo   Lunch
Tadahiko Mizuno
Replicable Model for Controlled Nuclear Reaction using Metal Nanoparticles.
John Wallace
Relativistic quantum mechanics and Cold Fusion
George Miley
Ultra-dense clusters in nanoparticles and thin films for both hot and cold fusion
Nikita Alexandrov
Advanced analytic and highly parallel Cold Fusion Experimentation
Vladimir Vysotskii
Observations of Biophysical Effects from Cold Fusion
Charles Beaudette
Post Missouri Priorities for Cold Fusion
Nathan Cohen
The Tortuous Path of Innovation and Implications for Cold Fusion in the next Decade
SATURDAY EVENING – Business Panel @ Hyatt for Registrants
Starts at 9 AM promptly in Room 4-270
Peter Hagelstein
Anomalies associated with Fracture Experiments
Larry Forsley
Enhanced Tc Superconductivity and Anomalous Nuclear Emissions in YBCO and Palladium
Vladimir Vysotskii
Application of coherent correlated states of interacting particle for Cold Fusion Optimization
John Fisher
Polyneutron theory and its application to Excess Power Generation in three types of Devices
Mitchell Swartz
Successful Applications of the Deuteron Flux Equation in Cold Fusion
Robert Smith
Assuring Sufficient Number Of Deuterons Reside in the Excited Band State For Successful Cold Fusion Reactor Design
Curt Brown
Measurement of Anomalous Heat at High Ambient Temperatures
Clint Seward
Ball Lightning and Tokamak
Carl Dietrich
Flying Cars and Cold Fusion
Steve Katinsky
Industry Association for Cold Fusion Advocacy
Peter Hagelstein
Landscapes in cold fusion research
Thomas Grimshaw
Cold Fusion Public Policy: Rational – and Urgent– Need for Change
Policy Panel (Hagelstein, Grimshaw, Karat, Katinsky, Nagel, Miley)
David French
The role of the Patent Attorney in patenting Cold Fusion inventions.
IP and USPTO Panel (Swartz,Dash,French,Ahern, Miley)

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    Global Alarmist article – Washington Post, Nov 2, 1922

  • Obvious

    I am looking forward to the papers from the conference once they come out. So far there is there is little agreement on the principle of the excess heat reaction. Lots of neat ideas, but as far as I can tell nothing reliable that will allow even a weak proof of concept device to be built by amateurs. Maybe a decent home-built device is impossible. I hope not.

    A decent, fairly cheap demo device is needed, even if a powerful device won’t be available for years. If we could turn on a few (even LED) bulbs for a flashlight or cook something (self-heating/brewing cans of coffee?), then acceptance would be nearly impossible to stop. A LENR/CF Barbie/Mutant Ninja oven would suffice. A CF alkaline battery life doubler that could be put into toys and remote controls would sell like cold lemonade in a Texas heat wave.

  • Owen Geiger

    Yes, this looks very impressive. I get the impression that a lot more people know about LENR than let on due to peer pressure, fear of job loss, political realities, etc. Obviously all the professors at MIT and surrounding universities know this event is going on. They’re just holding back until the tide of sentiment changes. That’s why I think there will be explosive growth in LENR when the veil is finally lifted (lifted from sheeple’s eyes).

  • Ged

    This is one heck of a big event, much more than I realized. We need to see what comes out of it indeed, as Sanjeev says.

  • Sanjeev

    Hoping for some big announcements on 23rd March in this event or may be from some other.

  • Mr. Moho

    Is there going to be a NANOR demo? This event would be a good chance for one.

  • Guru

    Defkalion boys are missing. Reactor R6 declared for January/February 2013 is delayed again.

    • JDM

      The site is currently under planned maintenance.
      Has been since mid-January and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Can’t help but feel underwhelmed by those folks.

      • Fortyniner

        It could mean virtually anything. Options include; their system doesn’t work or doesn’t work for long, they’ve gone bust, IH has offered to make them go bust, they’re in discussions with a sponsor, they’ve sold out to some large concern, or they have been made some other offer they can’t refuse.

        A website could only serve the purpose of attracting sponsorship or a buy-out. Note that in the last four scenarios above, communication with the outside world is either undesirable or pointless.

        • Mr. Moho

          Or: they never had anything to begin with, as strongly hinted by some individuals who are supposedly aware of what exactly happened during the last public tests last year, and as Rossi often said.

          • NCkhawk

            Well the last thing that Defklaion needed to do was not show up at the MIT event after getting on and staying on the agenda for so long. Another measure added to the doubt box.

    • Andreas Moraitis

      Peter Gluck writes in his recent blog article:

      “LENR+ i.e. enhanced excess heat will be only implicit at the meeting; due to a diversity of causes a decisive Defkalion demo with Hyperion R6 could not be included in this 3 days program. It will be a separate, unique event in the near future.“

    • roseland67

      Delayed again, I’m shocked?