|PROFESSOR MYRON WYN EVANS
Translation of the Article in "Llais" by Dewi Lewis.
|Prof. Myron Wyn Evans is a native of Craig Cefn Parc. He was born on 26th May 1950, son to Mary Jones and Edward
Ivor Evans, his grandfather was Head Deacon of Elim Chapel. He obtained his early education from Pontardawe
Grammar School before going to Aberystwyth. Here in 1971 he won a first class B. Sc. degree. In 1974 he won a Ph.
D. degree, and in 1977 the D. Sc. degree, the youngest person in Britain and the Commonwealth to win this degree.
Ever since then Myron has dedicated himself to the world of science. His major work is the development of ECE
theory (Einstein Cartan Evans). His main field of research is the discovery and development of new forms of clean
energy. The sum of his academic work is extraordinary. He is a disciplined man, who is dedicated to his work from
early morning to late in the evening. He has published over 800 papers, and authoritative essays in chemistry and
physics. He is the author, co author or editor of over fifty books. At present Myron is the only scientist on the
Civil List, which means that he receives a Pension direct from the Queen - this is a national honour and
recognition of his contributions. However, science is not his only interest. In addition to his work as a leading
scientist he can turn to other fields with enthusiasm and discipline. History is important to Myron. He has
managed to assemble his genealogy over hundreds of years. His family tree is a rich and interesting one to say the
least. Among his ancestors and ancestral cousins he counts Sir Walter Havard, Tewdwr Mawr, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Owain
Glyndw^r, and Oliver Cromwell. Nearer to the present era he is related to the boxer Ffloyd Havard of Craig Cefn
Parc, and also the present Queen.
Another of his interests is poetry, he is very fond of the work of R. S. Thomas and Patrick Kavanagh. He has composed englynion and sonnets, and published a collection of sonnets in 2005. This is his englyn to the coal miner.
Poer y llwch o'r pair llachar. - Yn ei boen,
"The dust pours from the fiery cauldron. - In his pain,
Another feature of his work is a strong desire to protect the heritage of our country. He battles to protect some of the historical buildings of Mawr that are threatened, the historical chapels and nearby churches. Protecting the environment is important to him too, and seeing his own square mile being destroyed by vandals causes him pain. He was key to winning the battle against wind turbines on Mynydd y Gwair. Myron is strong and sure in defence of the Welsh language and Welsh culture. Not only protecting the language locally but making sure that the profile of the language is heightened across the world, and along with this the importance of living with our fellow humankind in order to cultivate mutual understanding. Professor Myron Wyn Evans is a great scientist, a man of firm principles, sure of his views, and more than all that, fully worthy of being called one of the People of the Valley.
Thanks to him for his eminent work.
Dewi Lewis , Editor "Llais", "Voice", Cwm Tawe, Swansea Valley.