New Interview with Andrea Rossi on Vessy’s Blog

Vessela Nikolova has published a new interview with Andrea Rossi on her website E-Cat “The New Fire”.

For frequent readers of the Journal of Nuclear Physics, there isn’t much in the way of new news about the E-Cat here from Rossi, but it is interesting to read his reflections on his life and work, and other interests which he discusses in this interview.

One thing I didn’t know before reading this interview was his admiration for Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin — medicine that Rossi took as a child for severe asthma. Rossi says Fleming was a role model for him, and he wanted to do work like his. Rossi was also a student of theatre directing as a young man, and helped start an experimental theatre.

Rossi also talks about his great respect and admiration for  his late partner Sergio Focardi, who he says, ” strongly believed in LENR and he was convinced that it was not necessary to look for exotic physics to explain them, it was enough to study well the existing Standard Model.”

When asked about competition, Rossi repeats his familiar refrain about not commenting about competitors. He says that he and his team at Industrial Heat are focusing on their work without any regard or concern for what competitors are doing, but he does give some words of praise when asked about Alexander Parkhomov’s recently reported replication attempt of the E-Cat:

“It is possible that, with the data published by the Third Independent Party in the Lugano Report, a replication of the effect is made. I do not know the particulars, therefore I cannot comment; but, if true, congratulations to the Russian Scientist”.

Looking forward to 2015, Rossi says he hopes to see the 1 MW plant “consolidated”, and the development of the natural gas-fired Hot Cat.

  • SanjeevM

    Andrea Rossi
    December 29th, 2014 at 2:48 PM
    Steven N. Karels:
    I saw that prof. Alexander Parkhomov has a brilliant career as a Russian
    nuclear physicist, also worked at the Space research in Russia; he
    comes with more than a hundred publications in peer reviewed scientific
    magazines. Very interesting.
    Thank you and Happy New year to you and our Readers,
    A.R.

    I feel he should write a personal email to Parkhomov.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      Maybe someone should tell him the address

  • SanjeevM

    Andrea Rossi
    December 29th, 2014 at 2:48 PM
    Steven N. Karels:
    I saw that prof. Alexander Parkhomov has a brilliant career as a Russian
    nuclear physicist, also worked at the Space research in Russia; he
    comes with more than a hundred publications in peer reviewed scientific
    magazines. Very interesting.
    Thank you and Happy New year to you and our Readers,
    A.R.

    I feel he should write a personal email to Parkhomov.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      Maybe someone should tell him the address

  • Oceans2014

    That image of Vessela and Rossi is amazingly well taken, a few million in the bank can change your lifestyle and outlook on life, congratulations Dr Rossi it is all well deserved.

  • GreenWin

    Fascinating interview re Dr. Rossi’s other interests and background in Italian theatre. Congratulations Ms. Nikolova. Thank you for spreading the good news.

  • GreenWin

    Fascinating interview re Dr. Rossi’s other interests and background in Italian theatre. Congratulations Ms. Nikolova. Thank you for spreading the good news.

  • georgehants

    Just a taste below, but let us have those scientific crackpots who try to hide anything they do not understand, give credit to this True scientist (Professor Alexander G. Parkhomov) for Researching all areas of science and not just the highly restricted reductionist, easy stuff that most closed-minded scientists do.
    Science is every area of the unknown and those quasi-scientists who have been brain-washed to debunk anything beyond a steam engine, (including Cold Fusion) that their holy priests dislike, need to wake-up and become genuine Scientists.
    Please those on page that disagree, don’t be frightened and hide under the table, tell us all on what Evidence you can preach to us that there is nothing beyond materialistic science.
    But please do not run off to censored Wiki-rubbish etc. and come back with a paragraph of distorted tripe (opinion) as if you are an expert.
    http://homepage.cooketech.net/~yllar/Ezine/Articles/c35ef85952ee34f5d0dae740d3a9a136/aad71031802d905e73258ad33624c016.htm

    • SanjeevM

      It was disgusting to see some patho-skeptics drop down to the level of ad hominem attacks on Parkhomov. Its their last resort, the lowliest, when they cannot attack the data, they attack the person. Name calling and insults fly in the air, in the hopes that it will nullify the effect of one’s breakthrough discovery. When they fall this low, you know that you are winning….

      A true scientist is not afraid of facing the unknown, however controversial. Unknown is what drives a scientist. This is in contrast to the peons of science who are terrified of even mentioning a “non-mainstream” subject that is outside their text books. I can understand that these pseudo-scientists are too incompetent to earn their livings without funding etc, but banning anything other than dogma, attacking and insulting others who are doing real science is simply barbaric.

      Paranormal research by reputed scientists is not unheard of. Have they stopped using Newton’s laws and banned them just because Newton was an occultist ? (He was only a part time physical scientist, he was mostly in occult). What about Einstein’s beliefs? Have they banned him too? There are wonderful and accurate papers on paranormal from pear labs (The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research), which are strictly scientific. In fact more and more intelligent people are accepting the hidden face of mother nature (SAND conferences).

      May be these are not paranormal phenomena, they are just normal but yet unknown , such as Quantum field phenomena. May be the brain is capable of tapping into Quantum fields. May be there is an altogether new class of phenomena. But if you ban research into it, ridicule and insult it, you will never know. Patho-skepticism is responsible for slow progress in science and peer review and publication system has halted the innovations mostly, except where material gain is seen. It all comes down to greed and fear of a few, who have corrupted the system and brain washed the people.

      • georgehants

        Sanjeev, agreed and you may note how these people are frightened to come on page and talk Factually about my above comment.
        Much of science is built on sand, only held up by constant brain-washing from the establishment and priests.
        I have been expecting the only childish defense that these sad people have against Facts, giggling like little girls and bringing up little green men etc. etc, tee hee.

      • bachcole

        The attacks of the skeptopaths won’t change anything. Someone else is going to replicate, and then another, and then another . . . . . . .

      • Ted-X

        Sanjeev,
        This is not about discovering; I think that the discoveries were already made and a frantic research, a sort of multiple Manhattan Projects is going on in several places. The issue is in blocking the public from re-discovering the”secrets”. It was always like that. The disclosure of the existence of the A-bomb was a mistake.
        Just my two cents.

        • bachcole

          I disagree. Sometimes good things are the things that don’t happen:

          Thanks to the invention of the A-bomb, at least 7 million Japanese and 1 million Americans did not die. This is one of those absolute certainty thingies.

          The Soviet Union did not invade Western Europe in the late 1940’s, which, given their attitude, would have been for me a 97% certainty. They had far more tanks than we did and they were ready, willing, and able to over run us.

          Truman forced the Soviet Union out of Iran with the threat of “The Bomb” in 1948.

          And a 100% certainty is that total war became unthinkable. When Douglas MacArthur proposed nuking North Korea, he lost his job. When Barry Goldwater proposed nuking North Vietnam, he lost a presidential election.

          Things that don’t happen don’t make an impression so much on the mind because, well, they didn’t happen. It requires depth of thought and insight to realize that the atomic bomb has probably saved more lives and reduced human suffering more than any other invention in recent memory.

    • Alberonn

      Hi George,

      Nothing wrong with tripe when you’re in France on holiday and it’s in a properly made artisan-salad…but all I want to say ; actually nothing new under the sun when you look at this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoPbsQeNc18 … we knew it all along, but dit not believe…:-)
      Ab

      • georgehants

        Alberonn, Hi, yes the Quantum is now from the start 114 years old and still science tries to hide from the public that it knows absolutely nothing except a few very basic measurements about our reality.
        Thank goodness for those real scientists that keep working to discover the Truth despite the ignorant abuse and debunking from their so called colleagues.

  • georgehants

    Sanjeev, agreed and you may note how these people are frightened to come on page and talk Factually about my above comment.
    Much of science is built on sand, only held up by constant brain-washing from the establishment and priests.
    I have been expecting the only childish defense that these sad people have against Facts, giggling like little girls and bringing up little green men etc. etc, tee hee.

  • BroKeeper

    I find most interesting Andrea Rossi’s answer to the question, “What was the most beautiful compliment received over the years?”:
    “After the 2013 test of the Independent Third Party, Prof. Sven Kullander, Chairman of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science, said to me when I went to the University of Uppsala to prepare the protocol for the 2014 test: ‘The so-called Rossi Effect exists beyond any possible doubt‘. This has been surely the most important recognition I had so far”.

    Prof. Sven Kullander has been chairman of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science (photo), the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry.

    This could suggest a possible 2015 or 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Andrea Rossi.

    • Alain Samoun

      Sorry,if someone should get a Nobel prize for CF it should be Stanley Pons, and of course Martin Fleischmann if he was still alive.

      • BroKeeper

        2015 prize for CF to Pons and Fleischman but 2016 prize for LENR to Rossi, works for me.

  • Brokeeper

    I find most interesting Andrea Rossi’s answer to the question, “What was the most beautiful compliment received over the years?”:
    “After the 2013 test of the Independent Third Party, Prof. Sven Kullander, Chairman of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science, said to me when I went to the University of Uppsala to prepare the protocol for the 2014 test: ‘The so-called Rossi Effect exists beyond any possible doubt‘. This has been surely the most important recognition I had so far”.

    Prof. Sven Kullander has been chairman of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science (photo), the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry.

    This could suggest a possible 2015 or 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Andrea Rossi.

    • James Andrew Rovnak

      Yes, the great prize for a tenacious researcher with a warm heart & admirable ethics! Also admire his desire to communicate & respond to questions on a daily basis. I think he gets little sleep!

    • bachcole

      When more people see the reality of the E-Cat, then perhaps. Remember that Kullander is not the only guy on the committee.

    • Alain Samoun

      Sorry,if someone should get a Nobel prize for CF it should be Stanley Pons, and of course Martin Fleischmann if he was still alive.

      • Brokeeper

        2015 prize for CF to Pons and Fleischman but 2016 prize for LENR Rossi Effect to Rossi, works for me.

        • bachcole

          2015 Chemistry for the CF of Pons. And 2015 Physics for the LENR Rossi Effect to Rossi. But it won’t happen in 2015. Perhaps 2016.

  • georgehants

    Alberonn, Hi, yes the Quantum is now from the start 114 years old and still science tries to hide from the public that it knows absolutely nothing except a few very basic measurements about our reality.
    Thank goodness for those real scientists that keep working to discover the Truth despite the ignorant abuse and debunking from their so called colleagues.

  • psi2u2

    I am sorry to report that while attempting to post a comment after reading this interview I received (twice) a rather rude and inexplicable error message saying: “Your comment appears to be spam. We don’t appreciate spam here. Please try to say something useful.”

    I will park my comment here in hope that in the future Ms. Nikolova will correct this problem:

    “It is great to read Dr. Rossi’s comments in this impressive interview. He obviously has a lively sense of humor as well as the fortitude one would expect from a former world champion in 24 hour running. On this new year’s eve I hope I speak for many in wishing him great success in the coming year.

    As an academician involved in a controversial topic in the humanities, I am well aware of the nasty politics that comes with exploring frontiers in human knowledge. Dr. Rossi’s fortitude and commitment to a better world deserve the highest commendations science can offer.

    I still hope one day to redeem my request to shake his hand in person.”

  • psi2u2

    I am sorry to report that while attempting to post a comment after reading this interview I received (twice) a rather rude and inexplicable error message saying: “Your comment appears to be spam. We don’t appreciate spam here. Please try to say something useful.”

    I will park my comment here in hope that in the future Ms. Nikolova will correct this problem:

    “It is great to read Dr. Rossi’s comments in this impressive interview. He obviously has a lively sense of humor as well as the fortitude one would expect from a former world champion in 24 hour running. On this new year’s eve I hope I speak for many in wishing him great success in the coming year.

    As an academician involved in a controversial topic in the humanities, I am well aware of the nasty politics that comes with exploring frontiers in human knowledge. Dr. Rossi’s fortitude and commitment to a better world deserve the highest commendations science can offer.

    I still hope one day to redeem my request to shake his hand in person.”

    If anyone can help me to resolve this matter it would be much appreciated. I don’t have a clue about what I said “wrong.” Is it that my website is a .com?

  • Anatoliy V Sermyagin

    During an attempt to post my comment on Vessela’site I received the same error message, so I put my comment here:

    “Great interview; certainly, dear Vessela, it’s need to fix the obvious typo regarding position
    of Dr. Sven Kullander in the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sven
    Kullander was Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Swedish Royal Academy of
    Sciences, not Chairman of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, as GreenWin
    pointed out correctly.

    Nevetheless, the approval by Dr. Hanno Essen of the so called Rossi reaction was of great
    importance.”

  • Ted-X

    Sanjeev,
    This is not about discovering; I think that the discoveries were already made and a frantic research, a sort of multiple Manhattan Projects is going on in several places. The issue is in blocking the public from re-discovering the”secrets”. It was always like that. The disclosure of the existence of the A-bomb was a mistake.
    Just my two cents.