Lowell Wood

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Lowell Lincoln Wood Jr. (born 1941) is an American astrophysicist who has been involved with the Strategic Defense Initiative and with geoengineering studies. He has been affiliated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Hoover Institution, and chaired the EMP Commission.[1] Wood is a prolific inventor listed on 1,761 U.S. patents as of August 21, 2018. Wood passed Thomas Edison on June 30, 2015, becoming the all-time most prolific inventor from the United States based on number of issued U.S. utility patents.[2][3]

Wood earned a PhD in geophysics[4] from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1965 for thesis titled Hyperthermal Processes in the Solar Atmosphere.[5][6] He currently works for Intellectual Ventures.[3]

Political work[edit]

Wood meets and consults with global think tanks on global warming.[citation needed] He has suggested anti-global warming measures, including space mirrors, carbon sequestration in the ocean, employing stratospheric sulfate aerosols, and super-efficient nuclear reactors. Through Intellectual Ventures, he consults for Bill Gates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of their global vaccination program and other humanitarian projects.[3]


  1. ^ "Dr. Lowell Wood". marshall.org. George C. Marshall Institute. Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  2. ^ U.S. Patent Office search for Lowell Wood
  3. ^ a b c Vance, Ashlee (2015-10-20). "How an F Student Became America's Most Prolific Inventor". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  4. ^ "Hyperthermal processes in the solar atmosphere". UCLA Library Catalog. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Wood, Lowell. "Hyperthermal Processes in the Solar Atmosphere". ProQuest. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Appendix: Biographies". The Carbon Dioxide Dilemma: Promising Technologies and Policies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2003. p. 130.

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