ICCF18, the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion, is scheduled for July 21-27, 2013 at the University of Missouri (UM) in Columbia, Missouri. The focus of the session will be “Applying the Scientific Method to Understanding Anomalous Heat Effects: Opportunities and Challenges.”
Conference Chair Dr. Robert Duncan, who is Vice-Chancellor for Research at UM and the Director of the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) at UM, said in his online welcome message: “There have been great advances in this discipline over the last five years by research labs and private institutions around the world, and this work will be explored at ICCF18. The Naval Research Lab (NRL), and many other excellent laboratories have confirmed that the excess heat effects reported by Fleischmann and Pons are real, and roughly one thousand times larger than can be attributed to a chemical process. Other phenomena, such as transmutation and nuclear process of geologic origin, remain at the forefront of current inquiry. There have also been developments and confirmations of nuclear process in other condensed matter systems, and many of these reports come from outside the traditional ICCF community. For example, NASA, using its FERMI gamma burst satellite has confirmed antimatter ejections from major thunderstorms many hundreds of times. In the past, we have seen the development of pyro-electric hydrogen fusion at UCLA, and the development of piezo-electric hydrogen fusion continues at MU today. Clearly, condensed matter nuclear science is undergoing a renaissance.”
ICCF18 is co-chaired by Dr. Yeong Kim, Director of Purdue University’s Center of Sensing Science and Technology and Purdue professor of physics, and Dr. George Miley, Professor Emeritus in the Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering and Electrical/Computer Engineering Departments at University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana and Director Emeritus of the university’s Fusion Studies Laboratory.