“Most Important News of the Year” — Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson Comments on Nature.com

Brian Josephson, British physicist and Nobel laureate (1973 prize for physics) has made a comment on the website of Nature regarding the release of the E-Cat report. Josephson has long followed the work of Andrea Rossi and has shown strong interest in the E-Cat over the years.

His comment on the Seven Days page of Nature, where readers comment on significant science news over the last week:

“The most important news of the year, perhaps, not just the last seven days? The results of a new investigation into the Rossi reactor (allegedly a high-power cold fusion reactor), involving running the reactor over a 32-day period, are now out. The report not only confirms output power far in excess of anything possible by chemical reaction, but also gives a clear indication that a nuclear reaction is occurring, on the basis of a substantial change in the isotopic proportions of Li and Ni over the period of the run. (…) As before, I predict that pigs will fly before Nature makes any mention of the report, which has also been put on hold by the physics preprint archive arxiv.org (with an earlier report, a leaked email disclosed that the moderators were trying hard to find a reason to block the report but eventually gave in).”


A comment like this is not likely to attract much attention, but this is probably as close as we’ll get from seeing cold fusion or the E-Cat mentioned in Nature for the time being.