“LENR: Unexpected Energy Future” — Energy 2.0 Society Presentation at IEEE in Madison Wisconsin

On April 15, 2015, Gary Scott and Tom Wind, both founding members of the Energy 2.0 Society were invited to make a presentation on LENR at the Madison, Wisconsin chapter of the IEEE.

The title of their presentation was” “LENR: Unexpected Energy Future”, which was put together to give an overview of the history and current status of LENR technology to an audience assumed to be largely unfamiliar to the topic. This meeting included attendence by members of the student IEEE chapter at the University of Wisconsin.

The presentation was originally billed to be presented by Gary Scott, but Energy 2.0 president Tom Wind joined in with the presentation to help save Gary’s voice who had been suffering from a cold.

The Presentation can be viewed at this link:
https://mediasite.engr.wisc.edu/Mediasite/Play/44a06f1ba7a941eda68aff4ba73c6e151d

Full disclosure: I, Frank Acland am a board member of the Energy 2.0 Society.

  • f sedei

    How anyone in this field can be unfamiliar with the topic of LENR remains a mystery to me.

    • bachcole

      It is a matter of perspective. I see this all the time. We are so absorbed in something very important that we get the idea that everyone knows about it. It is sort of natural, sort of like the power of suggestion or other ways that our perceptions can get distorted. I have mentioned this here many times, but no one ever acts like they hear me.

      Part of the problem is illustrated by something that I experienced. I used to be a computer programmer. I had a close and long term friend who worked at a very big and powerful company also as a programmer. He was so badly needed by that company that he could get away with wearing his hair in a very long ponytail all of the way down to his waist. He had what we call job security. He programmed using the C programming language. When I mentioned to him the C++ programming language, he didn’t know what I was talking about. He was so absorbed in his work at least 40 hours per week that he didn’t even know about C++, which at that time was very common. He didn’t have the time or the need to even learn about the existence of C++. He wasn’t stupid. He had a “to die for” niche.

      Millions of scientists and engineers and managers have not yet heard about LENR. It is not because they are stupid. It is not because there is some big conspiracy, other than the obvious one of fear. It is because they have good jobs that they are focused on and don’t have the time or the inclination to be looking for and studying fringe subjects.

      • MasterBlaster7

        Right….so, like, what you are saying is that we are a cult…haha. Accurate. Haha.

  • Stephen

    Thanks Frank, Gary and Tom, for the presentation. It’s nicely put together and I enjoyed watching it a lot. A lot of good background background information too.

  • Stephen

    Thanks Frank, Gary and Tom, for the presentation. It’s nicely put together and I enjoyed watching it a lot. A lot of good background background information too.

  • Harvey Miller

    Two bits of information about the venue are missing. They would help for scheduling similar meetings at others. 1. Which society of the IEEE? Power? 2. Was it at the U of Wisconsin?

    • Thomas Kaminski

      It was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted jointly by the IEEE-Madison Section and the UW-Madison Student IEEE Branch. I would say the audience had a large contingent of local Power and Energy Society members form IEEE.

  • Gerard McEk

    Good presentation, nice slides!
    Good work done by the Energy 2.0 society. A pity the so few people joined the presentation.

  • Gerard McEk

    Good presentation, nice slides!
    Good work done by the Energy 2.0 society. A pity the so few people joined the presentation.

  • Thomas Kaminski

    The presentation was jointly hosted by the IEEE-Madison Section and the UW-Madison IEEE Student Branch. There were about 35 people in attendance. Tom and Gary did a great job in presenting the material. Attendance would have been better, but the date was chosen just before the Bi-Annual Engineering Expo.

    • Obvious

      Thomas, wonderful of you to pop in again. Totally off topic, but I think that you are the one to ask this question: do you know of a waveform simulator (excel or similar) that can convert an RMS voltage and current value into possible or feasible varieties of AC waveform that could make a given RMS value?

      • Thomas Kaminski

        Obvious: What you are asking for has infinite possibilities. Any such routine would have to be guided to explore only a small subset of the infinite possibilities. An infinite number of waveforms have the same RMS value. I use a simple circuit simulator to generate the waveform and then convert it to an RMS value. I use the Open Source “QUCS” simulator.

        • Obvious

          Thank you. Yes, only a limited set would be feasible. I was thinking of a set of basic single wave shapes, with adjustable inputs for some ranges to fiddle with, just to get a feel for what is possible. Then I can narrow down a subset to work out the fine details of. I’ll have a look at what you have suggested. I was hoping to avoid custom building something that probably already exists in some form already.

  • Thomas Kaminski

    The presentation was jointly hosted by the IEEE-Madison Section and the UW-Madison IEEE Student Branch. There were about 35 people in attendance. Tom and Gary did a great job in presenting the material. Attendance would have been better, but the date was chosen just before the Bi-Annual Engineering Expo.

    • Obvious

      Thomas, wonderful of you to pop in again. Totally off topic, but I think that you are the one to ask this question: do you know of a waveform simulator (excel or similar) that can convert an RMS voltage and current value into possible or feasible varieties of AC waveform that could make a given RMS value?

      • Thomas Kaminski

        Obvious: What you are asking for has infinite possibilities. Any such routine would have to be guided to explore only a small subset of the infinite possibilities. An infinite number of waveforms have the same RMS value. I use a simple circuit simulator to generate the waveform and then convert it to an RMS value. I use the Open Source “QUCS” simulator.

        • Obvious

          Thank you. Yes, only a limited set would be feasible. I was thinking of a set of basic single wave shapes, with adjustable inputs for some ranges to fiddle with, just to get a feel for what is possible. Then I can narrow down a subset to work out the fine details of. I’ll have a look at what you have suggested. I was hoping to avoid custom building something that probably already exists in some form already.

  • Thomas Kaminski

    It was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted jointly by the IEEE-Madison Section and the UW-Madison Student IEEE Branch. I would say the audience had a large contingent of local Power and Energy Society members form IEEE.

    • MasterBlaster7

      Right….so, like, what you are saying is that we are a cult…haha. Accurate. Haha.

  • otto1923

    Personally, I kind of think that this and other energy alternatives were understood long ago and suppressed for the greater good. Money had to flow into middle eastern countries in order to maintain western control of those regions.

    And petroleum is a very dangerous commodity capable of fueling armies and creating independent economies. The west needed to exploit it first and fully. And it needed to be burned down to quantities that could only be extracted using advanced western tech.

    These Goals have been accomplished and we can see how petrodollars are now being used to destroy the medieval religionist cultures throughout the region. The world is now ready for these new technologies.