Eric Lerner

Eric J. Lerner

              President, Lawrenceville Plasma Physics,Inc. advanced technology research, consulting and communications firm.

  — Scientific research in plasma physics and desalination.  Developing advanced   approach to economical fusion and new theories of quasars and cosmology.   Since 1994 carrying out research of fusion and fusion propulsion funded by NASA through Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Development of Atomizing Desalination Process. (see list of scientific papers)

            Writing and editing on high technology

            — Over 600 articles published

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Designed experiment to test hypothesis that Dense Plasma Focus could achieve temperatures needed for proton-boron fusion.  Developed theoretical model, designed electrodes, designed diagnostic equipment, including x-ray detector and filters, Rogowski coil. Actively participated in experiment including selection of experimental parameters, construction of heating apparatus for decaborane functioning. Analyzed resulting data. Demonstrated achievement of 200keV energies. Developed theory of magnetic effects that show feasibility of proton-boron fusion. Continued development of plasma cosmology theories.


Designed experiment to test theory of heating in DPF. Designed electrodes, experimental plan, participated in carrying out experiment, analyzed data.

1986- 1991

Developed an original theory of quasars based on extrapolation from laboratory-scale plasma insta�bilities in the dense plasma focus. 

Developed detailed theory of function of DPF.

Proposed a theory of the origin of the large scale structure of the universe, also from plasma instability theory and the role of force free fila�ments.  This theory led to the prediction of supercluster complexes, shortly before their discovery by R. Brent Tully.

Developed an original theory of the micro�wave background and the origin of light elements, accounting for both without need for a Big Bang.  The microwave theory led to the prediction that there is absorp�tion of RF radia�tion by the intergalactic medium, a predic�tion confirmed by observation in 1990.


The Big Bang Never Happened, Random House/Times Books, 1991.


Two World Systems Revisited: A Comparison of Plasma Cosmology and the Big Bang(to be published in IEEE Trans. On Plasma Sci.)

Prospects for p11B fusion with the Dense Plasma Focus: New Results (To be published in the Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Current Trends in International Fusion Research), 2002

Lerner, E.J., Peratt, A.L., Final Report, Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract  959962, 1995 (1995).

“Intergalactic Radio Absorption and the COBE Data”, Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol.227, May, 1995, p.61-81

“On the Problem of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis”, Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol.227, May, 1995 p.145-149

“The Case Against the Big Bang” in Progress in New Cosmologies, Halton C. Arp et al, eds., Plenum Press (New York), 1993

“Confirmation of Radio Absorption by the Intergalactic Medium”,  Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol 207,1993 p.17-26.   

“Force-Free Magnetic Filaments and the Cosmic Background Radiation”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol.20, no. 6,      Dec. 1992, pp. 935-938.

“Radio Absorption by the Intergalactic Medium,” The Astro�physical Journal, Vol. 361, Sept. 20, 1990, pp. 63-68.

“Prediction of the Submillimeter Spectrum of the Cosmic Back�ground Radiation by a Plasma Model,” IEEE Trans�actions on Plasma Science, Vol. 18, No. 1, Feb. 1990, pp. 43-48. 

“Galactic Model of Element Formation,” IEEE Transac�tions on Plasma Science, Vol. 17, No. 3, April 1989, pp. 259-263.

“Plasma Model of the Microwave Background,” Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 6, (1988), pp. 456-469.

“Magnetic Vortex Filaments, Universal Invariants and the Fundamental Constants,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Special Issue on Cosmic Plasma, Vol. PS-14, No. 6, Dec. 1986, pp. 690-702.

“Magnetic Self-Compression in Laboratory Plasma, Quasars and Radio Galaxies,” Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 4, Pt. 2, (1986), pp. 193-222.


Atomizing Desalination Process (US. Pat 5,207,928)


Aviation Space Writers Association 1993 Award of Excellence in Journalism: Trade Magazines/Space for “GOES NEXT Goes Astray”  Aerospace America, May 1992.   

Society for Technical Communication 1992  Award   of  Distinction:      “Technology is Teaming”, Bellcore Insight, Summer, 1991.

Aviation Space Writers Association 1990 Award of Excellence in Journalism:  Special Interest/Trade Magazine Category for “Lessons of Flight 665,” Aero�space America, April, 1989.

Aviation Space Writers Association 1990 Journalism Award, North East Region:  Special Interest/Space Magazine Category for “Galileo’s Tortuous Journey to Jupiter,” Aerospace America, August, 1989.

Aviation Space Writers Association 1988 National Journalism Award:  Special Interest/Space Magazine Category for “FAA:  An Agency Besieged”, Aerospace America, February-April, 1987.

Aviation Space Writers Association 1985 Journalism Award, North East Region:  Special Interest/Space Magazine Category for “SDI Series”, Aerospace America, August-November, 1985.

Aviation Space Writers Association 1984 Journalism Award Northeast Region:  Special Interest/Space Maga�zine Category for “Mushrooming Vulnerability to EMP”,  Aerospace America, August 1984.


IEEE, the American Physical Society and  American Astronomical Society.








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