1937 - 2021
We recently learned that our friend and colleague Dr. Peter Gluck passed away on March 23, 2021 at the age of 83. Given that he contributed so much to the cold fusion field, it is quite fitting that the day he left this earthly realm was the anniversary date of the Pons-Fleischmann cold fusion announcement of March 23, 1989.
In addition to writing numerous articles for Infinite Energy, Dr. Gluck served on our Scientific Advisory Board from 1995 until his death.
Dr. Gluck received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Jassy Technical Institute in 1983. He held a position at the Romanian National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies from 1991 until his retirement in 1999. He became active in the cold fusion field in the early 1990s, and published his first paper in the field in 1991 (Palibroda, E. and Gluck, P. 1991. “Cold Nuclear Fusion in Thin Foils of Palladium,” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 154, 153-161).
Dr. Gluck had an optimistic outlook on life and scientific research. In an article in the first issue of Infinite Energy, he wrote: "Accept both the positive and the negative results, that is, be positive toward both, and make use of both." He noted that he had "used negative data to obtain positive and possibly essential information."
Currently, Dr. Gluck’s blog website Ego Out is still active: http://egooutpeters.blogspot.com/. He posted from 2010 to 2018, with a final posting earlier this year, for a total of 1,408 posts over the years. The blogs are dedicated almost exclusively to various aspects of the LENR field. Dr. Gluck publicized his site widely and it became a sort of informal forum, with commentary and debate from readers.
In 2020, Thomas Grimshaw and David Nagel started the Ego Out Documentation Project (EODP), a project of the LENR Research Documentation Initiative led by Grimshaw. As part of this project, they archived all of the pages of Dr. Gluck’s blog site, which will be useful in the future if the website goes defunct. See a report about this collection in Infinite Energy #151/152.
As a testament to his ever-positive outlook, in one of our last communications with Dr. Gluck, he wrote: "During my next reincarnation I will solve the problem of cold fusion."