Palo Alto Colloquia
May 21, 2015
LOW-ENERGY NUCLEAR REACTIONS (LENR) - COLD FUSION - CMNS; PRESENT AND PROJECTED FUTURE STATUS: Dr. Michael C.H. McKubre, SRI International
We have arrived at an interesting time and there are several indications that 2015 will not be “business as usual” in the CMNS field. I have commented often that it would not take much outside interest to convert our field from “resource limited” to “talent limited”. I think we are about to see that occur. How we proceed will depend on how we convert this “once in a quarter century” opportunity. Those of us in the field are well aware that data sufficient to motivate significant, serious, scientific and technological interest have existed for a very long time but with few exceptions (one being the US DoD) this has not occurred. What has changed?
Dr. Michael McKubre began his undergraduate studies at George Washington University and completed his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry and Physics at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. On completing his Ph.D., he was granted a two year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Southampton University, England. Dr. McKubre joined SRI as an Electrochemist in 1978 and was appointed Manager of the Electrochemistry Program in 1982 and Director of the Energy Research Center in1992. He is an expert in the study of electrochemical kinetics and was one of the original pioneers in the use of ac impedance methods for the evaluation of electrode kinetic processes. In the last decade, as Director of the Energy Research Center, Dr. McKubre has applied himself to the discovery and application of potential new energy sources, particularly those associated with the deuterium/palladium system.
May 28 – Quantum Annealing and It's Applications: Dr. Steven Adachi, Lockheed Martin
June 4 – Roadmaps for Transitioning All 50 U.S. States and 139 Countries to Wind, Water and Solar Power For All Purposes: Dr. Mark Jacobson, Stanford University
June 11 – SUMMER BREAK, START SERIES AGAIN IN MID TO LATE SEPTEMBER 2015
Note, the following are TENTATIVE ONLY. When the time is closer, I will send out announcements
Information will be posted on the colloquium website(s).
May 21 – Dr. Michael Mc Kubre, SRI: LENR - Cold Fusion - CMNS: Present and Projected Future Status
May 28 – Dr. Steven Adachi, Lockheed Martin: Quantum Annealing and It's Applications
June 4 – Dr. Mark Jacobson, Director - Atmosphere Energy Program, Stanford University: Roadmaps For Transitioning All 50 US States and 139 Countries to Wind, Water, and Solar Power For All Purposes
June 11 – SUMMER BREAK, START SERIES AGAIN IN MID to LATE SEPTEMBER 2015
Sept. 17 - SERIES STARTS AFTER SUMMER BREAK
Sept. 24 - TBA
Oct. 1 - TBA
Oct. 8 - TBA
Oct. 15 - Dr. Joseph Mobilia, Lockheed Martin/ATC: Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Earth Imaging using EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera)
Oct. 22 - Dr. Jacques Guertin: Climate Change
Oct. 29 - TBA
Nov. 5 - Dr. Gary Bush: TBD
Nov. 12 - Mr. Ken Lum: Schmidt Camera
Nov. 19 - TBA
Nov. 26 - NO COLLOQUIUM, Thanksgiving
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