UPDATE #1 (Mar 31, 2015)
Andrea Rossi has mentioned on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that the theoretical work mentioned below, inspired by the Lugano report, will be published in a paper. Here are his recent comments on the topic.
March 31st, 2015 at 7:34 AM
I decided to publish a theoretical paper after a discussion with the scientist I wrote it with, five months ago.
Theory has nothing to do with patents. The theory is based on the results of the Lugano Report, not on the industrial secrets, for obvious reasons.
For the rest, let’s wait for the publication.
When asked when the paper would be published, he responded:
March 29th, 2015 at 7:21 PM
I think May, but I am not sure. At the moment it is under peer reviewing.
While Andrea Rossi sits in his shipping container listening to his 1 MW plant speaking to him, he’s doing some multitasking — carrying out other important work, he reports. Yesterday he wrote on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:
March 17th, 2015 at 4:12 PM
I am studying together with a major nuclear physicist the results of the Lugano test. Long Skype conferences, he from his University, me from inside the 1 MW E-Cat.
Today I followed up with a question about whether the physicist was taking his work seriously, or if Rossi was trying to convince him of the validity of the E-Cat, and Rossi responded:
Is a mainstream scientist, a University Prof of Physics, with whom I am writing a paper regarding the Lugano results and the possible reconciliations, to which he is interested too. I am learning from him more than he is learning from me, for sure.
It’s interesting to hear about this collaboration with a ‘mainstream’ physicist. It would be very interesting to learn what they are discussing. Rossi has written before about publishing his theory, and we have yet to see anything released to the public by him on that topic, so I wouldn’t assume he is ready to share the paper he talks about here. In the past he has said that he would share his theory when his patent is granted, but having that happen seems in doubt at the moment.
But it does sound like Rossi’s theory of the E-Cat is in an ever-evolving state (he would say epoché) I asked him recently if his theoretical understanding of the E-Cat has changed significantly since the publication of the Lugano report and he replied:
March 14th, 2015 at 3:26 PM
Yes. The Professors of the Independent Third Party are scientists from whom there is really to learn and I have taken advantage of this.