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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science

June 21st, 2013

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430, BasiC@missouri.edu

WHAT: The University of Missouri will host the 18th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. The conference, which was first held in 1990, brings together the world’s leading scientists to discuss a low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR), which has been theorized to be a new reliable and scalable energy source.

This year, topics of discussion include the history of LENR, what is condensed matter, and nuclear transmutation. In addition to these topics, the conference also will feature panels on entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of LENR, emerging career opportunities in the field, and where LENR is heading in the future.

Keynote speakers at this year’s conference are James Truchard from National Instruments and David Kidwell from the Naval Research Laboratory. Truchard cofounded National Instruments in 1976, which was recently recognized as a Fortune 100 “Best Places to Work,” and has pioneered the way scientists and engineers solve some of the world’s substantial engineering challenges. Kidwell was one of the first scientists to propose new mechanisms by which illegal drugs bind to hair.  He is a court certified expert on hair testing to determine substance abuse, a field in which he is well known.

The conference also will provide an opportunity for attendees to tour various facilities on the MU campus. Some of the tours include the International Center for Nano/Micro Systems and Nanotechnology, the International Institute for Nano and Molecular Medicine, the MU Research Reactor, the Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute, and the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance. For more information on these tours, please visit: http://iccf18.research.missouri.edu/tours.php.

Prior to the conference, MU will host an introductory course about LENR. The fee-based course will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 21, and is open to conference attendees.

Following the conference, there will be a post-conference workshop at MU. The workshop will begin on Sunday, July 28. For more information, please visit:  http://iccf18.research.missouri.edu/program_post_conference.php.

Sponsors and partners of the conference include Infinite Energy, National Instruments, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment, the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance and the University of Missouri.

WHO: Keynote speakers:

David Kidwell, Naval Research Laboratory
James Truchard, National Instruments

Other speakers include:

Robert Duncan, vice chancellor for research and professor of physics at MU
Graham Hubler, director of the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at MU
Edmund Storms, retired scientist from the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Matt Trevithick, co-founder of software companies LiquidMarket and Flash Communications
Mahadeva Srinivasan, retired as head of the neutron physics division at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai.

WHEN &

WHERE: Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26

Bond Life Sciences Center, MU campus

For a detailed schedule of events, please visit: http://iccf18.research.missouri.edu/program.php.

NOTE: To register for the event and for prices on registration, please visit: http://iccf18.research.missouri.edu/registration.php/. Registration is required for reporters wanting to cover the conference, but it is complimentary.

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