New Interview with Andrea Rossi on Vessy’s Blog

Vessela Nikolova has published a new interview with Andrea Rossi on her website E-Cat “The New Fire”.

For frequent readers of the Journal of Nuclear Physics, there isn’t much in the way of new news about the E-Cat here from Rossi, but it is interesting to read his reflections on his life and work, and other interests which he discusses in this interview.

One thing I didn’t know before reading this interview was his admiration for Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin — medicine that Rossi took as a child for severe asthma. Rossi says Fleming was a role model for him, and he wanted to do work like his. Rossi was also a student of theatre directing as a young man, and helped start an experimental theatre.

Rossi also talks about his great respect and admiration for  his late partner Sergio Focardi, who he says, ” strongly believed in LENR and he was convinced that it was not necessary to look for exotic physics to explain them, it was enough to study well the existing Standard Model.”

When asked about competition, Rossi repeats his familiar refrain about not commenting about competitors. He says that he and his team at Industrial Heat are focusing on their work without any regard or concern for what competitors are doing, but he does give some words of praise when asked about Alexander Parkhomov’s recently reported replication attempt of the E-Cat:

“It is possible that, with the data published by the Third Independent Party in the Lugano Report, a replication of the effect is made. I do not know the particulars, therefore I cannot comment; but, if true, congratulations to the Russian Scientist”.

Looking forward to 2015, Rossi says he hopes to see the 1 MW plant “consolidated”, and the development of the natural gas-fired Hot Cat.

  • Ted-X

    Sanjeev,
    This is not about discovering; I think that the discoveries were already made and a frantic research, a sort of multiple Manhattan Projects is going on in several places. The issue is in blocking the public from re-discovering the”secrets”. It was always like that. The disclosure of the existence of the A-bomb was a mistake.
    Just my two cents.

  • psi2u2

    I am sorry to report that while attempting to post a comment after reading this interview I received (twice) a rather rude and inexplicable error message saying: “Your comment appears to be spam. We don’t appreciate spam here. Please try to say something useful.”

    I will park my comment here in hope that in the future Ms. Nikolova will correct this problem:

    “It is great to read Dr. Rossi’s comments in this impressive interview. He obviously has a lively sense of humor as well as the fortitude one would expect from a former world champion in 24 hour running. On this new year’s eve I hope I speak for many in wishing him great success in the coming year.

    As an academician involved in a controversial topic in the humanities, I am well aware of the nasty politics that comes with exploring frontiers in human knowledge. Dr. Rossi’s fortitude and commitment to a better world deserve the highest commendations science can offer.

    I still hope one day to redeem my request to shake his hand in person.”

  • georgehants

    Alberonn, Hi, yes the Quantum is now from the start 114 years old and still science tries to hide from the public that it knows absolutely nothing except a few very basic measurements about our reality.
    Thank goodness for those real scientists that keep working to discover the Truth despite the ignorant abuse and debunking from their so called colleagues.

  • BroKeeper

    I find most interesting Andrea Rossi’s answer to the question, “What was the most beautiful compliment received over the years?”:
    “After the 2013 test of the Independent Third Party, Prof. Sven Kullander, Chairman of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science, said to me when I went to the University of Uppsala to prepare the protocol for the 2014 test: ‘The so-called Rossi Effect exists beyond any possible doubt‘. This has been surely the most important recognition I had so far”.

    Prof. Sven Kullander has been chairman of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science (photo), the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry.

    This could suggest a possible 2015 or 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Andrea Rossi.

    • Alain Samoun

      Sorry,if someone should get a Nobel prize for CF it should be Stanley Pons, and of course Martin Fleischmann if he was still alive.

      • BroKeeper

        2015 prize for CF to Pons and Fleischman but 2016 prize for LENR to Rossi, works for me.

  • georgehants

    Sanjeev, agreed and you may note how these people are frightened to come on page and talk Factually about my above comment.
    Much of science is built on sand, only held up by constant brain-washing from the establishment and priests.
    I have been expecting the only childish defense that these sad people have against Facts, giggling like little girls and bringing up little green men etc. etc, tee hee.

  • georgehants

    Just a taste below, but let us have those scientific crackpots on page who try to hide anything they do not understand, give credit to this True scientist for Researching all areas of science and not just the highly restricted reductionist, easy stuff that most closed-minded scientists do.
    Science is every area of the unknown and those quasi-scientists who have been brain-washed to debunk anything beyond a steam engine, that their holy priests dislike, need to wake-up and become genuine Scientists.
    Please those on page that disagree, don’t hide under the table, tell us all on what Evidence you you can preach to us that there is nothing beyond materialistic science.
    http://homepage.cooketech.net/~yllar/Ezine/Articles/c35ef85952ee34f5d0dae740d3a9a136/aad71031802d905e73258ad33624c016.htm

  • GreenWin

    Fascinating interview re Dr. Rossi’s other interests and background in Italian theatre. Congratulations Ms. Nikolova. Thank you for spreading the good news.

  • Oceans2014

    That image of Vessela and Rossi is amazingly well taken, a few million in the bank can change your lifestyle and outlook on life, congratulations Dr Rossi it is all well deserved.

  • SanjeevM

    Andrea Rossi
    December 29th, 2014 at 2:48 PM
    Steven N. Karels:
    I saw that prof. Alexander Parkhomov has a brilliant career as a Russian
    nuclear physicist, also worked at the Space research in Russia; he
    comes with more than a hundred publications in peer reviewed scientific
    magazines. Very interesting.
    Thank you and Happy New year to you and our Readers,
    A.R.

    I feel he should write a personal email to Parkhomov.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      Maybe someone should tell him the address