Francesco Celani and Yogendra Srivastava will be leading a kind of informal meeting called a colloquium at Europe’s fundamental physics facility, CERN.  The topic, “Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR)” will be discussed March 22, 2012 in the CERN Council Chamber.  Of note is the event will be viewable – live – on the CERN Webcast Service.  Hopefully someone will save it to YouTube.

Celani is a prominent Italian physicist at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, and Srivastave is an emeritus professor of physics at Indiana University in the U.S.

The point being made in the announcement is Celani and Srivastave are going to present an overview of the primary LENR or Cold Fusion progress made since 1989, some time after the Fleischmann and Pons study release. At task are the experimental and theoretical studies on thermal and nuclear anomalies observed in forced interactions of hydrogen and deuterium, in non-equilibrium conditions, with pure or alloyed materials primarily palladium and nickel.

Of interest are the experimental conditions in electrolytic environments running at moderate temperatures of 20-50°C and recently gas environments have been used at higher temperatures in the range of 200-400°C with the use of temperatures between 500-900°C in the latest work.

Likely of importance is Celani and Srivastave are expected to show specific nanostructures have begun to play a crucial role in basic studies and in commercial claims for technological and industrial applications, noticeably the Rossi led effort and the competitor Defkalion.

The scheduling announcement points to an array of theoretical models proposed to explain the many experimental anomalies seen in LENR research. The announcement says “A brief description of a weak interaction model shall be presented that claims to explain almost ALL of the anomalous effects found so far.”  The emphasis at “ALL” is from the announcement.

Cross Section of an LHC Dipole in the CERN Tunnel. Click image for the largest view. Image courtesy of CERN.

What is there to make of all this?  First it’s CERN, one of the world’s largest and most respected institutions for scientific research in fundamental physics, for finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works.  CERN is the world’s largest and currently the premiere sub atomic particle collider.  Their business is the discovery of the particles that make up protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei. It’s a sure bet most everyone there has a good grounding in atomic physics before diving off into the unknown of subatomic particle physics.

Second is Celani and Srivastave are not lightweights, or there wouldn’t be a colloquium at CERN to start with.  Ignatios Antoniadis and Daniele Benedetti have organized the meeting for late on a Thursday to be held in a significant room.  Make of that what you will.

As for expectations, that would be speculative in nature.  The obvious and most interesting questions for now center on the level of attendance and who attends.  Then the demeanor of the room will be of interest and finally the tone of the questions and the discussion.  Of particular note will be the level of acceptance the attendees allow for the Celani and Srivastave assertion that something worthwhile in energy production is taking place.

Its not likely that a ‘setup’ is taking place, although the history of the science from the past is quite alarming, the sheer volume of successes and the imminent, if yet still dubious commercialization, places the burden of responsible inquest on the attendees with a responsible disclosure burden on the presenters.

Yet the CERN folks are working much deeper than atomic nuclei and the Coulumb barrier probably has a role in the calculations there.  The facts of LENR or Cold Fusion may provide the ingenious there with some new ways to delve even deeper.  While many are harboring grand hopes from the meeting, the results may very likely point to how the LENR research will apply or benefit the attendees’ interest in particle research.

Everybody cool out.  The one certain expectation is it’s a CERN meeting for their purposes and they are gracious enough to let us listen in.

But, stay tuned.


14 Comments so far

  1. Jerry Taylor on February 11, 2012 12:33 PM

    Hopefully Pons & Fleischman will soon be vindicated by the scientific community and get their just recognitions. If this does ever go commercial and actually works (which I believe it will), it would make the scientific community, who up to now, have pretty much avoided the question of Cold fusion (LENR, LANR or whatever moniker fits) look pretty bad. Therefore its about time for them to come clean and do diligent investigations into the phenomenon – step up and be counted before it passes them by…

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  3. manotick on February 13, 2012 3:12 PM

    Did you see these posts in the last few days?

    Andrei Rossi and the E-Cat: Con Artist or Genius?

    Fraud claims over E-Cat ‘cold fusion’ machine heating up

  4. Jerry Taylor on February 13, 2012 8:08 PM


    Check out Rossie’s response:

    As to your first reference, this is what one would expect from a publication which promotes oil – the E-Cats are a threat to their very existence…

  5. Arthur Robey on February 14, 2012 3:04 AM

    What about the Omerta, the Code of Silence? Think about the consequences. If this gets out all hell will break loose.
    Somebody make them stop. What about my Oil Shares? Help!!

  6. Arthur Robey on February 14, 2012 3:32 AM

    Seriously though, this is not good news. Rossi is trying to sneak past the Regulators with the logic that “We have it on good evidence from eminent scientists that what we are selling is hocum and snake oil. Therefore, nothing Nuclear is happening here folks. Move along.” Caveat emptor.

    Imagine the paperwork involved in trying to buy one of his devices for your home if it has the anal retentive N word on it.

    Let us hope for a thumbs down from the Learned Professors so that Rossi can present his devices for the market as a fait accompli.

  7. Jerry Taylor on February 14, 2012 1:46 PM

    Arthur, There is no proven theory on how this all works, as yet. There is the Windom/Larson theory – as yet unsubstantiated, but if it is then we need not fear any nuclear problems from these LENR reactors!

    Perhaps something substantial along these lines will come from this colloquium – but I somehow doubt it.

    In the meantime, if LENR products hit the market soon (within the next year or so), your oil and coal investments will suffer a big hit. Perhaps now is the time to sell those while they are at their, people gouging, peak?

  8. VAN DEN BOGAERT JOANNES on April 3, 2012 4:20 AM

    There is a theory about the working of “cold fusion” in gas phase actually being LANR in
    published BE1002780 and BE1002781 published translated into English on e-CatSite under the title “Belgian LANR Patents”, inventor Van den Bogaert Joannes. Theory about the origine of “rest mass” in BE1002781 on pages 3 and 4 in hands of Dr. Edmund Storms (USA).

  9. Van den Bogaert Joannes on March 25, 2014 4:37 AM

    In addition to the former blog I invite you to consider the article : “Cold Fusion Catalyst” published through e-Cat Site.It relates to atomtransmutation of nickel to copper by means of anionic hydrogen (H-) and discusses the Randell Mills’ theory of the production of hydrinos.

  10. Van den Bogaert Joannes on March 25, 2014 4:58 AM

    Turning to the equation for restmass of the proton disclosed on pages 3 and 4 of BE1002781 to be find in English through “Belgian LANR Patents” I like to point out that from that equation can be learned that the product of restmass and spin radius is constant as electric charge is constant (invariant) Such as deep consequences on the structure of Fermiparticles being normal particles or antiparticles having different curvature (sphere or saddle structure). Moreover, I like to say that the above constant product does not exclude the phenomenon of zitterbewegung (trembling) being the cause of longitudinal gravity waves. The frequency of said waves can be calculated starting with the pendulum formula of Huygens putting L (pendulum length) equal to spin radius. Spin radius can be calculated through the time independent Schrodinger equation for a standing wave (see BE900719).
    If you like more information contact me through my e-mail address:

  11. Van den Bogaert Joannes on March 27, 2014 10:52 AM

    The Belgian patent cited as BE900719 is actually BE904719. Herein has been mentioned Belgian patent BE895579 wherein Figure 3 plays a major role in the viewpoint that a spinning elecron may be represented by a standing wave. Please consider also Figure 1 wherein the distance between 2 spinning electrons has been described.

  12. Van den Bogaert Joannes on April 3, 2014 10:11 AM

    If you like more info e.g. elaborated calculations and graphs give me your e-mail address and I will send you by scanner through my nephew’s office the necessary copies. My e-mail address is :

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