More than anyone, Dr.
Mallove was the public face of Cold Fusion proclaiming
in many public appearances the existence of overwhelming
peer-reviewed scientifically-based evidence for Cold
Fusion. Gene, as he was known to his friends and
colleagues, was courageous when he stood face-to-face
against numerous vocal detractors and skeptics from the
mainstream scientific establishment for over a decade.
He tirelessly knocked down every hollow argument put
forward by skeptics with hard data, logic, and solid
The author of several
books, in 1991, he published "Fire and Ice",
which helped rescue the field of cold fusion from
oblivion when it was publicly banished in the public
relations scandals after Pons-Fleischman's announcement
of Cold Fusion in June 1989.
accomplishment and legacy will be the 52 bi-monthly
magazine issues of
Infinite Energy that he founded and edited.
Infinite Energy magazine is a compendium of
scientific research into all branches of unconventional
energy research from contributors around the world. Many
of the authors simply couldn't get published elsewhere,
but had the courage and foresight to get most papers
peer-reviewed before they were published. His magazine
has thousands of loyal subscribers from over 40
countries including Russia and China. See www.infinite-energy.com.
Gene traveled to
dozens of international conferences, most of the time at
great personal sacrifice simply to network with energy
researchers and benefactors from around the world. He
knew nearly everyone in the unconventional energy
community worldwide. Gene has been a champion of cold
fusion for many years highlighted by his organizing last
summer's successful International Conference on Cold
Fusion (ICCF-10) held in Cambridge, Massachusetts from
24- 29 August 2003. Gene's presence has been the rare
voice of scientific reason in a field filled with many
phony claims and charlatans. See the web page with the
experiments at http://www.lenr-canr.org/Experiments.htm.
but perhaps not as well known is the New Energy
Foundation, which he founded with the help of a
generous wealthy anonymous benefactor. The New Energy
Foundation has become a science-based clearinghouse,
generating much needed funds for promising energy
research leading to commercialization.
His latest triumph
was to reverse over a decade of ignorance at the
Department of Energy by presenting compelling evidence
of anomalous reactions of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).
DOE's decision to review the files on LENR aka Cold
Fusion could possibly open a new area of scientific
inquiry that has been closed since 1989. This was a
triumph not just for Gene personally, but for every
scientist who spoke as lone voices in large auditoriums.
Gene's voice gave courage to those brave individuals who
toiled in their laboratories, struggling to survive with
virtually no funding. Despite their challenges,
many developed innovative ways produce low energy
nuclear reactions. Researchers often put their careers
in jeopardy, and some only approached this field when a
retirement pension was assured.
climbed every mountain with courage and grace
articulating truth in a field meriting serious
scientific investigation of anomalous energy phenomena
despite constant criticism from ignorant skeptics who
refused to examine even the best peer-reviewed data. One
of the best examples of his battles was when he
eviscerated Professor Bob Park's book "Voodoo
was of a world with abundant energy produced without
fossil fuel or nuclear waste. It is now up to us to
fearlessly make that vision a reality," is the
sentiment of his colleagues who remain.