As reported earlier here on ECAT Report, the College of William and Mary held a LENR conference in Williamsburg, VA. Jed Rothwell, Peter Hagelstein, and Rob Duncan were among the presenters.
Peter Hagelstein is doing LENR work at MIT, which is a change because MIT cancelled its LENR work several years ago, when it fell out of fashion. The university reneged on its ban of the subject.
According to Frank Acland at E-CatWorld.com, some of the 50 attendees at this conference expressed surprise that LENR seems to be such an ignored technology. Josh Mitteldorf is an astrophysicist who was at the conference. He published a report in OpEdNews.com on his observations concerning LENR research, expressing surprise that the process has been such a taboo topic in traditional scientific circles.
As a neophyte to the LENR world, Mitteldorf heard may stories, “…all whispered between conference presentations”, about revered physicists, including a Nobel Prize winner, who lost their careers because of their desire and success in studying LENR.
Mitteldorf also commented that: “The scientists who stuck with it have been vindicated, and once again people are saying that a solution to the global crises of pollution and climate change may be within our sights.” Another one of the stories he heard had to do with the MIT bail on LENR studies, in which the administrators rejected a huge grant for LENR research, as well as the MIT professor whose report on successful LENR results was rejected by the university.
Basically, the conference in Virginia served to reinforce that LENR studies are not only advancing, but becoming more accepted in the traditional world of science. Notable people who knew little about LENR learned about it, and will spread the news.
This should make Andrea Rossi’s release of reports on his E-Cat units anticipated by even more people and an interesting topic to follow for others who haven’t heard about the subject until now.