Consequently the first 4
candidates above are elected and take their places on January 1st 2010 until
December 31st 2011.
Dr Andrei Lipson
3 November 2009:
His colleague, Alexei Russetski gave the sad news yesterday that Dr
suddenly died of cardiac insufficiency on
Sunday 1st November aged 53. Dr Lipson had a long history of
contributions to ISCMNS. In 2004 he was elected to the ISCMNS
Executive Committee. In 2006 participants at the Asti Workshop
voted the Lipson the winner of the ISCMNS
bronze medal for the best
paper. In 2008 he received the Giuliano
Preparata Medal. He leaves a wife and daughter.
Our Russian colleagues write this tribute.
We still cannot believe, that Andrey Lipson isn't
with us anymore. We have suffered a terrible loss. Andrey was really one
of the most talented and active Russian physicists. He was an
outstanding man, both professionally and personally and he has done so
much for CMNS/LENR field. He was not only a well respected
colleague but a very dedicated friend, nice and good-humoured person. It
is a very painful loss for Russian scientific community that can never
Catania Proceedings published
6 June 2009:
New Energy Foundation is distributing copies of the Proceedings of
the 8th International
Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen / Deuterium Loaded Metals held in Catania in 2007.
Note that the conference fees did not include a copy for attendees.
JCMNS Volume 2 published
10 May 2009:
Editor in Chief Jean Paul Biberian has released the second volume of the peer
reviewed Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear
ISCMNS signs research
agreement with CNAM
19 January 2009:
ISCMNS today announced it had signed an agreement with Le
Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) in Paris, France
to finance a research program entitled, "Experimental Verification of
the Pico-Chemistry Hypothesis". The research will be headed
by Dr Jacques Dufour of CNAM's nuclear science laboratories.
Funding is sourced entirely from private donations to ISCMNS made
specifically for the project. Under the terms of the agreement,
ISCMNS will have the right to publish the results in
Reform of ICCF Conferences
At ICCF14, Washington, the ISCMNS Annual General Meeting advised the
Executive Committee take the necessary steps to incorporate the IAC as a
continuing the gradual process of improving the efficiency,
accountability and continuity of the ICCF series of conferences. (proposal)
The International Advisory Committee, subsequently tasked Vittorio
Violante (Chairman Elect) and Bill Collis (ISCMNS Chief Executive) to
propose draft By-Laws to regulate the proposed merger. These were
discussed at ICCF15, Rome but the IAC has not made any decision.
- Cost overruns
before construction starts.
12 June 2008: The
recent design review of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
(ITER), to be built in Cadarache, France suggests that the project will
cost 25-30% more than expected and completion of construction may be
delayed an extra 1-3 years. Nature reports: Critics
expect more cost hikes. “Personally, I think the price will double
before it’s done,” says Stephen Dean, president of Fusion Power
Associates, a research and educational foundation based in Gaithersburg,
Black Light Power
announces 50 kW thermal generator.
Power Inc. today announced the successful testing of a new energy
source. The company has successfully developed a prototype power system
generating 50,000 watts of thermal power on demand. Incorporating
existing industry knowledge in chemical and power engineering,
BlackLight Power (BLP) is pursuing the immediate design and engineering
of central power plants utilizing the BlackLight Process. BLP plans on
developing pilot plants with architecture and engineering firms with
anticipated delivery in approximately 12 to 18 months. The BLP process
has been replicated and validated by independent scientists and has
received interest from financial institutions and power utility plant
operators around the world. BLP plans on licensing its technologies. See
1st Volume of JCMNS goes online.
17 October 2007 The JCMNS Editorial board chaired by Prof.
Jean Biberian authorizes publication of the first volume the the
Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear
nominated ISCMNS Life Member.
At the 4th
Annual General Meeting of the Society, the members advised the Executive
Committee to nominate Prof. Akito Takahashi, outgoing ISCMNS president,
a Life Member of the Society. He joins other distinguished Life
Members, Martin Fleischman, Brian Josephson, Yoshiaki Arata. Life
members are exempt from paying annual membership dues.
The Italian National
Television broadcasts film on Fulvio Frisone.
February 2007: RAI-1 broadcasted a TV dramatization of the life of Cold
Fusion Physicist, Fulvio Frisone on Thursday 22nd February at 21:00. The
title of the film is, "Il Figlio della Luna" ("The son of the moon").
The film premier was shown at the Teatro Sangiorgi at Catania, Sicily after a
press conference on February 19. The Honourable Salvo Fleres,
vice-president of the Sicilian Regional Assembly (parliament) announced
that William Collis would be organizing the 8th International Workshop on
Anomalies in Hydrogen / Deuterium Loaded Metals at Catania sponsored by the Fulvio Frisone Foundation.
The film was later shown at the workshop.
European Commission issues
FP7 Calls for Proposals
22 December 2006:
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm ISCMNS is coordinating
interest at Call for International Collaboration.
New Frisone Research Centre
9th November 2006: The Mayor of the town of Melilli in
Sicily, Italy, Hon. Pippo Sorbello signed a protocol of understanding with the
Fulvio Frisone Foundation to set up a new research centre. The building is already undergoing
renovation and is expected to open early next year. Sebastiano Truglio,
responsible for the protocol, was quoted as saying, "Considering the fame of
Frisone, it is possible that foreign scholars will also contribute to the
(11 Mb in Italian).
Arata receives award from
Emperor of Japan
27th October 2006: The Japanese Government released news on 5 winners of the Order
of Culture in
2006. Yoshiaki Arata, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University is one of five. He is awarded for his
great academic achievements in high temperature engineering and new welding science.
The Order of Culture (Bunka-Kunsho) is the highest ranked award in Japan. The awarding
ceremony was at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo on 3rd November, Culture Day in Japan.
Yoshiaki Arata is a member of ISCMNS and Japan CF-Research Society, and is well
known with his DS cathode experiments which reveal large excess heat and 4He generation.
Italian National Television
broadcasts on Cold Fusion
National Television, RAI, has set up a web page
giving access to an
Italian language video (18 minutes, 14 Mb)
and other documents in English.
Call for International Collaboration
7th October 2006: Prof. Xingzhong Li
made a call at the 7th Inyternational Workshop at Asti for international
collaboration under the European Union's Framework Program 7.
Under Li's proposal, China would need to find 3 other collaborative partners in different countries as well as individual evaluators of the proposal.
Interested parties should contact Li at
ISCMNS as a registered
September 2006: The Executive Committee
has decided to register the Society with the Charity Commissioners in England.
For discussion see, ISCMNS as a Registered Charity.
Extraordinary General Meeting of 25th
September for this purpose unanimously approved the necessary
changes to the Society's constitution, and the UK Charity Commission has now registered the Society.
28 November 2005: The Executive
Committee has appointed Jed Rothwell, the webmaster of
ISCMNS Librarian. His responsibilities include collecting and formatting
contributions for the ICCF-12 Proceedings and can be reached at
The new Editor-in-Chief of the CMNS electronic journal is
Prof. Jean Paul Biberian
CMNSEditor@iscmns.org who takes over from Prof. Peter Hagelstein.
ISCMNS Life Membership
28 November 2005: The Executive
Committee have decided to institute a new category of Life Membership for those
whose participation are deemed enhance the prestige of the Society. The
first two members are Martin Fleischmann and Yoshiaki Arata. Life members
are not required to pay any membership subscription fees but otherwise have all
rights and responsibilities of members.
Threads on Google
18 October 2005: Over the last few months
a lively discussion on Cold Fusion has been taking place on-line at
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/cmns/ Join in! It's run by
Ludwik Kowalski and is independent of the CMNS journal
BNL helps ISCMNS
again with Nuclear Wallet Cards!
23 September 2005:
Brookhaven National Laboratories
generously donated to ISCMNS a number of Nuclear Wallet Cards (actually pocket
size booklets) containing a vast amount of nuclear data.
This 7th edition is very up to date having been printed in April 2005. It
is unlikely that further editions will be published so take advantage!
Laboratory Accident in
On January 24, 2005 at around 4:00 p.m. an
explosion occurred during a plasma electrolysis experiment being performed by
Mizuno in the Quantum Energy Engineering Section. Details can be found at
DOE Review Published
1 December 2004: The US Department of
Energy has now published its "Report of the Review of Low Energy Nuclear
Reactions" which concludes that the "field would benefit from
the peer-review processes associated with proposal submission to agencies and
paper submission to archival journals".
Italian High School (Lyceum), "Augusto
Monti" replicates John Dash's Cold Fusion Demonstration
14 March 2004: For over a month
italian high school students have been attempting to replicate Prof. John Dash's
(Portland State University, Oregon, USA) experiment which was shown to the
public at MIT last August. This time the experiment has been conducted in
the school laboratory simply following the written instructions and coordinated
by Bill Collis. The purpose is to teach the students basic laboratory
procedure and to show the world that thermal anomalies can be demonstrated even
with limited resources. Students were divided into 3 teams.
The "chemists" prepared the cells, the "engineers" connected the electronics and
data acquisition PC, whilst the "film crew" recorded the procedures on camera
After some initial difficulties, anomalous
temperatures were first shown to the press on Saturday evening. The
audience was enthralled to see the temperature of the experimental cell
(containing deuterium) catch up and overtake the control cell (containing
ordinary hydrogen). Both cells contain sulphuric acid, and the same
current and voltage is applied to them. At steady state, the experimental
cell was about ten degrees hotter.
A public demonstration was also
successfully made on the afternoon of Friday, 19 March. ISCMNS has
received a number of queries from other High Schools in France and Italy
interested in repeating this experiment.
27 September 2004: The Scientific
Lyceum, "Leonardo da Vinci", an Italian High School in Milan, reported
(also at ICCF11) on their successful replication
of the Dash experiment.