In the last 12-18 months there have been many tangible signs of a growing interest in LENR among different “types” of scientists, especially physicists. I would like to focus my attention on some of them, just to give an idea of the ongoing trend to the reader.
First of all, I can confirm – having information from another first hand source in Sweden different from Mats Lewan – that the Swedish branch of Lugano testers continues to investigate the LENR phenomenon. Their effort in such a direction includes some kind of replication (likely, of Rossi’s Hot-Cat) and the work is made in silence at the University of Uppsala. With their experiments, they want to give a real and independent contribute to the LENR research.
Also some mainstream physicists working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) – soon directed by the discoverer of the Higgs Boson, the Italian Fabiola Gianotti, likely as a little “compensation” for the denied Nobel Prize – are studying some aspects related to LENR, but they prefer to operate in silence in this phase, so I cannot give further details, at the moment, regarding the researches underway in the European laboratory.
Fabiola Gianotti, the first female physicist appointed Director-General at CERN.
On the opposite side, some physicists still fight to refuse LENR: we know for sure that many researchers of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) are working on themes somehow related to LENR, but only to “deny” them, even if in reality they are pathetically fighting – as Mats Lewan recently noted – “against Nature”.
For example, the INFN researchers Antonio Davide Polosa and Riccardo Faccini illustrated LENR with an unusual criticism at a so-called CERN colloquium titled “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions?”, hold in Geneva on January 16, 2014 (you can see the video streaming here). I would point out the “badness” that you can hear in the words of the speaker…
The INFN speaker attacks with badness LENR at the CERN colloquium, in Geneva.
So, it is quite clear that new people are appearing on the scene of LENR – even if not all with a real open mind and a wide knowledge of the field – and I have no difficulty to predict that, thanks to Rossi’s work, in the coming years there will be more and more scientists studying these phenomena from both the theoretical and experimental point of view.
Regarding the other replications of the E-Cat, Alexander Parkhomov‘s successful experiments and the ongoing attempts by the Bob Greenyer‘s Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project represent only the tip of the iceberg, that is the public tests, but much more work is done behind the scenes. Some interesting revelations will follow soon. Stay tuned! 😉