New Energy World Symposium in Stockholm, on June 18, 2018.

  • Geneste had his "theoretical breakthrough", which pretty much confirmed his crackpot status.


    https://drive.google.com/file/…bGM5ZDFIWXpRLUViMmZB/view


    What bothers me is this: if LENR and e-cat are real and Mats Lewan knows it, why is there any need to deal with these pseudoscience-spewing harebrained looneys. If you are honest and in right mind yourself, that is.

  • Shane, full of BS as usual. Of course companies reveal major and senior officers. They have to by law, at least in the US. The problem is that Geneste doesn't have the titles accorded to him by the various sources cited here. And I doubt he even works for the parent company called Airbus. I strongly suspect he works for a subsidiary. A small and inconsequential one


    LOLs MY. Exactly how much searching did you really do? I'm guessing you read Krivit's hit piece against Geneste from 2014, or was that early 2015? Quite laughable. Understandable to me why Airbus Group Innovations reacted to his aggressive follow up questioning, after first admitting his employ. Krivit's has that effect on everyone after their first "interview". Levi is a notable example of that. Rossi...well, in that one interview, I side with Krivits, but only that one time.


    Dig some more. Is Airbus all there is to "Airbus", or just another subsidiary of the parent company? How many divisions? Groups? How many employees spread across the globe; including engineers, Senior Engineers, scientists, Chief Scientists, and "Senior Officers"? Is Geneste a Senior Officer? I really can't tell.


    Or prove he isn't who he says he is to your satisfaction, and us. I can say that anybody claiming an Airbus affiliation...as has McKubre to SRI, this many times without legal repercussion as he has, even sponsoring "Airbus" LENR seminars, is probably a big wig with Airbus, or SRI in McKubres case. You and Joshua always claim the burden of proof is on the believer, and in this case you believe Francois Geneste is a fake.


    So back up your belief with solid proof, or face the backlash.

  • "Of course companies reveal major and senior officers. They have to by law, at least in the US" .... IF then else ....


    Rules in the US and in EU are very different regarding disclosure of information, in France in particular. Moreover, in large corporations, most organizations are based on a matrix-type management model which make people to report to different management units (administrative, functional, operational, central/local).


    Reminder : In large corporations, Any communication (internal and external) is strongly controlled ( "hello" to the robot which is going to analyze this sentense :-)
    see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_communication

  • The surreal world of Jean-Francois Geneste
    The cosmologist Max Tegmark has a vision that our universe may be an entirely mathematical structure and he has written a book about it: http://www.amazon.com/Our-Math…ate-Reality/dp/0307744256


    It is an interesting extension of what we see in quantum mechanics: Integers! Maybe we are nothing but a simulation in a big computer and we are just beginning to see the bits and the pixels? (Not my idea!)


    Extending this idea to the extreme we could hypothesize that not only is our universe all mathematics but the opposite is also true: all of mathematics is our universe.


    No, this is not my idea either; all good ideas are already taken. This is a humbling insight that I have gained during many hours surfing the internet.


    So whose idea is it? I do not know, but our friend Jean-Francois seems to be living in such a universe. He has fallen in love with something that I did not even now exists: the surreal numbers. It sounds, well ... surreal that such numbers should exist, but they do, at least in the minds of some mathematicians. You can read about them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surreal_number.


    This treaty by J-F gives us an interesting tour in this universe:
    Trick or Truth: the Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics
    http://fqxi.org/data/essay-con…eneste_Trick_or_Truth.pdf


    As he should he starts out from the Antic Greece and already on page four he has arrived at a method to send messages at infinite speed, good job.


    Be prepared to meet the surreal numbers in paragraph 5! After you have finished reading this short paper I invite you to try to help J-F to evaluate his crack pot index by applying this questionnaire to his opus: http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/crackpot.htm


    If you want to shorten the process I recommend that you start with criterion number 32, where J-F hits the jackpot earning him a respectable 50 points.

  • Oh boy, those silly students…
    There is nothing new about the connection between physics and mathematics: the ancient Greek philosophers had that idea too (have you read the book of Max Tegmark...?).


    Anyway, there are 2 kinds of mathematics: descriptions about ultimate reality and descriptions about simplified reality. Nearly all of mathematics belongs to the last category. So don't think that every mathematical system is a concept that can describe ultimate reality. You have to understand the foundations of mathematics before you can explore all the stuff you can find on the internet. Moreover, mathematics have comparable foundational problems like physics. In other words: the world is longing for a genius student…

  • Silly studens? Be careful Hendrik the Beginner! A week ago I couldn't even spell to Stodent and now I are one. Soon u will b 2. 8)


    Yes I did read it, with caution.


    I wouldn't say as you appear to do, that all mathematics describes or tries to describe reality. All I can say for certain is that all mathematics is reality because it exists albeit in an abstract meaning. Take for instance the little i which we can only imagine. There will never be i cows in the meadow, but the i:th cow might be happily grazing there.


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    So don't think that every mathematical system is a concept that can describe ultimate reality.


    Not to worry, do I sound like it?


    A genius student? Maybe I should take the afternoon off to unite Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. If it will take longer time you are welcome to help me out when you have left your miserable life as a bottom-dweller. :)

  • I was really stressed that you had made a new intention for 2016: a prudish mathematical life... ;-))
    But I am relieved: QM & GR is far more exciting. That's why I am so lucky as a bottom dweller: nearly everything is possible there above!!!!!
    I only have to spend time...

  • Mats Lewan New Energy World Symposium seems to be ill-omened.

    Originally announced for year 2016, then postponed to 2018, is again postponed to an yet unknown date.

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    The main reason is that several people, including some of those who are working with the development of LENR based technologies which is the main focus of the symposium, have asked me to wait until there’s a product in the market.

    https://new-symposium.org/2018…posium-will-be-postponed/

    “until there is a product in the market.”

    Oh man, this will take looong.

  • Alan,


    I am disappointed that Mats' summer party has been more or less cancelled.


    The reason for my disappointment is that you have made half a promise to demonstrate a glow discharge tube with a runaway Geiger counter at the symposium. A good cure for my (or perhaps our collective) disappointment would be if you could arrange an online demo instead. :P

  • I wonder who these others working on LENR technologies are?


    "The main reason is that several people, including some of those who are working with the development of LENR based technologies which is the main focus of the symposium, have asked me to wait until there’s a product in the market"


    Sorry to hear. i know Mats put a lot of work into organizing, and surely he is disappointed. Same goes for Alan, who had some exciting things lined up to be presented.

  • A good cure for my (or perhaps our collective) disappointment would be if you could arrange an online demo instead.


    Well, there will be online videos and much sharing, but no livestreams, a term I consider to be oxymoronic. I think we will be able to invite a few small groups of visitors to be anomalously irradiated 'up close and personal' at the Funny Farm though.

  • Well, there will be online videos and much sharing, but no livestreams, a term I consider to be oxymoronic. I think we will be able to invite a few small groups of visitors to be anomalously irradiated 'up close and personal' at the Funny Farm though.


    Alan, what do you think about my proposed test setup Rev 0?


    Actually, most of it I borrowed from the www and then I adapted it for Meshugganon production based on your earlier description.

    If the Geiger counter behaves as you said there are two possibilities. Either it detects ionizing radiation or it is subject to some kind of electric interference.

    But why should an interference increase with increased shield thickness? Can't see any reason for this, so it must be ionizing radiation.


    This discovery will easily make its way into the headlines of the most reputed scientific publications. :thumbup::)

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    https://www.pnnl.gov/main/publ…al_reports/PNNL-20693.pdf


    Cosmic Ray Interactions in Shielding Materials

    Muons produce increasing neutron flux as dense shielding(lead, iron) thickness is increased.


    Alan's experiment is producing muons.


    Muons interact weakly with matter. As the density of matter increases, the probability of muon nuclear interaction increases up to a point then muon flux decreases. The neutrons are a product of muon catalyzed fission.


    See page 15 of reference for plot.


    Alan can apply his cloud chamber and see the muon tracks. From these tracks, their energy can be determined.


  • Here is a graph showing the stopping power for muons in copper as a function of their kinetic energy (from Groom et al. Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables, Vol. 76, No. 2, July 2001). Assuming the muons are produced from ultra-dense hydrogen/deuterium, their kinetic energy would fall very close to the minimum of this stopping power curve, known as the Bethe-Bloch curve. The larger the thickness of any "shielding" copper or lead, the higher the number of muons stopped, the higher the counts of a Geiger counter. Until the thickness is large enough to stop all muons, which is in the order of half a meter for copper, and about 20% less for lead. Not convenient you would admit except if you work at CERN.


    A cloud chamber is great to detect a few muons. However, as soon as the muon flux becomes large, condensation around the gaseous muon trails will not occur and no trace will be observed anymore. Therefore, the best place for a cloud chamber would be several tens of meter far from the reaction chamber in order to have a muon flux in the same range, but still larger than, the atmospheric one.

  • Low budget cloud chamber, still working:



    Of course, the "compressed air" can does not contain liquid air: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_duster

    When held upside down liquid instead of gas is ejected. The fast evaporation of the liquid lowers the temperature.


    If you don't want to turn the can upside down you may use freeze spray instead: https://www.globalpc.co.nz/Ele…pecification-AE03000.aspx


    Those products could be combined into one if you added the upside down text FREEZE SPRAY on the air duster. :)

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    Regarding Alan glow tube test...


    THUNDER ENERGIES,  a company that uses DR. RUGGERO SANTILLI'S TECH to detect nuclear weapons in sealed containers uses a variant of Alan Smith's experiment.


    http://www.thunder-energies.co…11-articles/19-article-10



    Sometimes a theorist can save an experimenter a lot of work by avoiding duplicating existing technology.



    Santilli thinks that neutrons can be formed out of a union of protons and neutrons. This is nonsense. What Santilli is producing are muons. the same particle that Alan is generating. The US government is using cosmic ray generated muons to detect nuclear material in shipping containers now.


    Cosmic-Ray Muons Reveal Hidden Void in the Great Pyramid

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/n…oid-in-the-great-pyramid/



    Muon Thomography are well known as a means to detect nuclear material


    Innovations In Nuclear Detection: Muon Tomography

    http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2012/ph241/khan1/