Bernard J. Eastlund (1938 – December 12, 2007) was a physicist who received his B.S. in physics from MIT and a his Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. In 1970 he received a Special Achievement Certificate from the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission for co-invention of the "fusion torch."
He was the founder of Eastlund Scientific Enterprises Corporation (ESEC), a small company in Houston, Texas that provided scientific, engineering and technical services.
Bernard Eastlund died December 12, 2007. In his final days he continued to explore research in advanced physics topics and applications, even holding meetings at his hospital bedside.
- Zey, Michael G. The Future Factor: Forces Transforming Human Destiny Transaction Publishers; New edition (30 April 2004) ISBN 978-0-7658-0591-1 p.39