History of LENR Timeline on the ECW LENR Knowledge Base (Help requested)

There has been some discussion over the years about putting together a timeline of events related to the history of LENR, and today there has been a great start to a project of this nature posted on the ECW LENR Knowledge Base — see here: http://kb.e-catworld.com/index.php?title=History_of_LENR_(Timeline)

Most of the work here has been done by Sanjeev — he’s listed a lot of important discoveries, events and papers, starting in 1844 and bringing us up to the 21st century.

It could be very useful to fill out this project, and keep it up-to-date — especially filling in important events that have taken place over recent years, since the emergence of the E-Cat and LENR+, and I thought I’d open an invitation for anyone in the community who’s interested to help contribute to the timeline.

I think this could be a very useful reference to people who are new to the subject of LENR. For example, it has a lot of excellent references to early papers of researchers who reported success in replicating the Pons and Fleischmann experiment, and it lists some key events and people who have contributed to the field.

If you’d like to help build the timeline, just click on the edit button at the top of the page, and make your additions. It would be very helpful to list a source for any entry you make.

Many thanks to Sanjeev for starting this, and to anyone who helps out!

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Many thanks to Sanjeev and the other contributors. My personal opinion is that this page should not be overloaded with information that is only loosely related to LENR. The history of nuclear theory can be read about elsewhere, and biographical data would be better placed in the articles on the persons in question. So far, the whole project has the advantage that articles are short and restricted to the essential, so that people without previous experience can gain a quick overview of the field. It might be wise to continue in this direction.

  • I’ sorry not to be able to help much (I would love it), but I can just advise to read few books, not about the full timeline but the F&P tragedy
    – Excess heat by beaudette
    – fire from ice by Mallove
    – the science of LENR

    Jed have many interesting papers comparinf cold fusion with wright planes, titanic, transistors… a must to read, because of the episodes.

    read also his perspective presentation done for ICCF17 (or 18).

    it is a huge work, don’t underestimate it.

    an idea is to read also wikiuniversity, which have contradictory content unlike wikipravda

  • Obvious

    Way down in the always open thread, Dr. Bob asked about where the term LENR came from, and I dug up some old links to the earliest occurrences I could find.

  • Gerald

    Interesting overview already. What personally for me is interesting after reading about the e-cat in 2011 is the short history of “big” changes from companies like Siemens and GE. Like the buy out from Siemens on wind and solar end the battle for Alstom and Ansaldo energia. The dates are already fading in my memory from the first indirect evidence that Rossi had something working. Maybe over ten years looking back it would be a good example how possible disruptive inventions effect the real world economy. Also the events could not be connected, you know in time maybe.

    • Andreas Moraitis

      It will indeed be interesting to learn which of the supposed associations are real and which have just been speculative constructs. For example, is there still any connection between Ansaldo and Italian LENR research? And what’s the role of Shanghai Electric, who finally made the Ansaldo deal? Is it a coincidence that German E.ON sold recently their Italian coal and gas assets? There are dozens of such questions, and looking at them in retrospective will be fascinating if it should be possible to connect some of the dots.

      • Gerald

        If my memorie is correct, the Ansaldo deal was blocked by the Italien goverment.
        But I don’t think this is the right treat to discus these things. Maybe Frank has an idea about it. It’s difficult to select what could be important.

  • Goldmine.