Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

J O U R N A L    C L U B

C. P. Price
Physics Dept., University of Alaska Fairbanks




More than 20 years ago, two chemists in Utah ran afoul of the rule that states that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof". In a fair world, the part of the scientific method involving independent demonstrations by peers would have been the next step. As a result of the widespread denial within the field of Physics that the evidence available at that time did not by itself constitute extraordinary proof, and of the public’s inability to await the results of the independent investigations, the consequent media circus left the public with the conclusion that something tantamount to fraud had been exposed. Interestingly, after the spotlight swung away from the subject, those independent investigations were performed. Thus, there is more than 20 years of peer-reviewed work in the field of LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions), including work from national labs in the U.S. and elsewhere, and researchers now gather annually to discuss their work. Recently, several large multi-national corporations have also begun work in this area. This talk, presented by a non-expert, will offer a non-comprehensive summary of the current state of experimental and theoretical work in this field.


Friday, 20 April 2012

Globe Room, Elvey Building

3:45 PM