Marseille, France (PRWEB) October 14, 2004
The worldwide cold fusion community, awaiting a conclusion from the U.S. Department of Energy's review of the field, will convene in France for its annual conference 31 Oct.
"We are pleased with the renewed government and public interest in this field," conference chairman Professor Jean Paul Biberian said. "Many of the researchers have worked steadily in the field for the last 15 years. However, important work remains."
Cold fusion has the potential to fulfill the world's energy needs, using ocean water as fuel, safely, without pollution or harmful nuclear waste.
"Clearly, the scientific community made a big error when it determined back in 1989 that there was nothing to the cold fusion claims," Nobel physics laureate and keynote speaker Professor Brian Josephson said. "This potentially very important area must now move forward rapidly in order to make up for lost time."
Other conference highlights include a live cold fusion demonstration and the first annual general meeting of the International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science.
Last year's conference in Cambridge, Mass., USA, drew several hundred researchers from 13 countries. Two researchers demonstrated working cold fusion experiments.
"The primary remaining question is whether this phenomenon can be scaled up to become a commercial energy source," Professor David J. Nagel of The George Washington University said.
For priority registration, members of the press may send e-mail with their credentials to conference chairman Jean Paul Biberian.
Resource Web Sites:
http://www.iccf11.org - Official conference Web site
http://www.iscmns.org - International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science
http://www.lenr-canr.org - Public library and bibliography of over 3,000 papers related to the field
http://www.newenergytimes.com - Newsletter and educational resources
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