Robert Duncan, Professor of Physics at Texas Tech, started his career in superfluid helium but was drawn into cold fusion after the announcement of Pons and Fleischmann in 1989.  He discussed:

  • Why physicists shied away from cold fusion research

  • How the scientific method applies to cold fusion

  • The role of curiosity in scientific endeavors

Fran Tanzella, formerly Program Manager at SRI, is now President of Energy Research Corporation. As a veteran in the field, Dr. Tanzella has been part of the cold fusion community since 1986. He joined us to talk about:

  • The potential for cold fusion to replace coal

  • What Martin Fleischmann was like as a teacher

  • Analogy of cold fusion development to commercialization of fission power

Fran Tanzella

Larry Forsley

Larry Forsley has been a veteran in multiple fusion technologies including conventional hot fusion but also in acoustic fusion and cold fusion. Currently affiliated with NASA, Larry is working hard to bring new blood into the field through the TRACKERS program. He shared with us his cold fusion insights on:

  • What happens when you turn the power off in electrolysis experiments

  • The role of magnetic fields in LANR

  • Multiple lattices with wave functions that interact

Yasuhiro Iwamura, who was formerly a researcher at Mitsubishi Heavy is now Professor at Tohoku University, Japan. His interest in cold fusion began since the ICCF-3 meeting that was held in 1992 in Nagoya. Prof. Iwamura shared his thoughts on:

  • The differences between the Fleischmann-Pons versus gas loading type of experiments

  • The status of Japanese research on in cold fusion

  • Why academia is resistant to cold fusion research

Professor Iwamura

Professor Hagelstein

Peter Hagelstein