Sources Report Martin Fleischmann Dead

A handful of LENR and cold fusion sites are reporting Martin Fleischman has passed away at his home in Tisbury, U.K. on August 3, 2012.

Dr. Fleischmann, a Professor of Electrochemistry at the University of Southampton, England became an instant celebrity in 1989 when he and associate professor Stanley Pons announced what was to be called a “cold fusion” reaction in experiments at the University of Utah.  The March 23, 1989 press conference created a firestorm of controversy as hundreds of scientists immediately started work at their laboratories to reproduce the anomalous heat effect.  With several failed efforts to reproduce the effect, Fleischmann and Pons were labeled as frauds and cold fusion was derided as junk science, with the general scientific community still remaining skeptical to this day.

We can only hope Dr. Fleischmann’s work will continue to be carried out by the small, but growing community of LENR scientists and researchers.  While a Nobel Prize cannot be awarded posthumously, I think generations to come will recognize the debt of gratitude owed towards Martin Fleischmann, a man who never retired or wavered in his belief.

I don’t suppose I’ll ever retire completely. -Martin Fleischmann (1927-2012)

 

One thought on “Sources Report Martin Fleischmann Dead

  1. To Martin Fleishman,

    Sir,

    You have all my admiration for what you have done and for what you where.
    I never questionned your intellectual integrity and I always believed that your findings where based on scientific observation.

    My only regret is that you did not live long enough to receive what you truly deserved… a Nobel Prize…

    Your discovery of Cold Fusion will eventually change the way we are producing energy. It will probably be renamed as LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) …or something else… but this will never change the fact that matter can (and does) react in a nuclear fashion at room temperatures.

    I think that our understanding of the laws that govern the Univers are as primitive as the way you where treated and I believe that history will remember you as an outstanding scientific figure that had a very important contribution to our (very limited) human knowledge.

    You made me understand that as “observers” of a Univers that gaved birth to us… we should have a very humble attitude and never decide what the laws of nature are and how matter should or should not behave, but have the honesty and the courage to report objectively what IS around us… as you did… and I am very thankfully for this lesson you gaved us all…

    The fact that we are unable to explain a phenomenon does not meam that it does not exist. It only shows how ignorant we all are.

    May you rest in peace.

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