Fleischmann Project Working with Danish University
The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) has achieved an important milestone. The open-sourced research effort has entered into a joint venture with the Center for Nanotechnology at Aarhus University in Denmark to study low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology, a post on the project’s Facebook page indicates.
The Center is a serious effort operated in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center. That organization collaborates with researchers at Harvard, North Carolina State University –Raleigh and Arizona State University in the United States. Note there’s no indication those institutions will be involved with the LENR research.
This step is important because it means that MFMP’s research will be studied by researchers and students at a modern, well-funded research university. The work with the Fleischmann Project is part of Aarhus’s Live Open Science initiative.
Among other things it means that the MFMP will share data with Aarhus researchers and the project will receive some funding from Aarhus starting in September. Aarhus is regarded as a leading center for nanotechnology research.
The project will conduct at least some of its experiments and research at Aarhus probably beginning in October. Experiments might take place between October and December.
Interestingly enough it was Aarhus Professor Kim Dassbjerg; who contacted the MFMP in March and proposed that the two organizations collaborate. Dassbjerg was one of a number of Aarhus scientists who examined the ash left over from the Padua Glow Stick, an MFMP experiment performed in Italy.
Aarhus University or AU in the community of Aarhus is a prestigious public university that is the second oldest university in Denmark. Founded in 1928, the University had an enrollment of 44,500 students in January 2013, making it the largest institution of higher education in Denmark.
Aarhus University houses 15 centers of excellence sponsored by the Danish National Research Foundation. It even offers a degree program in nanoscience through the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center.
The MFMP has been conducting quite a bit of research into LENR for some time. Its most recent efforts involve glow sticks devices similar to Andrea Rossi’s hot ecat technology.
One hopes that this will raise the prominence of LENR research and lead to some answers in this field. Hopefully the agreement between Aarhus and the MFMP will lead to more collaboration between LENR researchers and establishment scientists.