Myron Evans Eulogy
By Gareth Evans in Welsh and English
Ar gyfer Myron
“Os wyf yn gywir, bydd fy syniadau yn goroesi drwy’r blynyddoedd. Caiff yr hyn sy’n anghywir ei ddisodli gyda syniadau gwell. Dyna sut mae hi fod, dyna yw ffordd gwyddoniaeth.
Os ymdrechwch chi fel gwnes i, a mwynhau’r daith fel gwnes i, yna ni fydd eich ymdrechion yn ofer- ac efallai fe wnewch wahaniaeth.
Pob lwc fy ffrindiau, cymrwch beth fynnwch wrtha i, defnyddiwch e’n synhwyrol, gwnewch e’n well, ac edrychwch ar ôl y lle yma a elwir yn adref.”
"If I am right my thoughts will stand the test of time. What is wrong will be replaced by ideas that are better. That is as it should be, that is the way of science.
If you toil as I have done, and relish the journey as I have done, then your efforts will not have been in vain - and you may make a difference.
Good luck my friends, take what you will of mine, use it wisely, make it better and look after this place we call home".
Memorial Comments (included with permission)
Myron’s sudden passing is a shock to all of us. He will be missed. May his quest for knowledge be satisfied upon meeting our maker. His life was well lived doing what he loved. His contributions to science and the world are profound. His genius is among the best and will be remembered among the greats in the records of history. It is very saddening to hear of his passing. He gave us so much and had so much left to give us. Through his poetry and photography he shared his creativity and appreciation of natures beauty with all of us. His love of history and culture reminded us of the foundations on which we build and our place in building those foundations. His commitment to the pursuit of pure knowledge and truth to discover and explore the world and the very fabric of nature with the powers of the mind was awe inspiring to behold. His willingness to question the work of those who came before him, freed him to have original insights and empowered us to view nature through a new perspective. His daily work ethic in his commitment to developing ECE theory was breath taking and difficult to keep up with. Myron gave birth to a new model of nature, a new theoretical understanding of the way we view the universe with all of the rules and laws that construct its form. It now falls on this community to nurture this child to grow it into full maturity so it can take its place in the world and contribute to the next generation of science and technology. ECE Theory has had 2 parents with Myron and Horst. The responsibility now falls on all of us, to develop, support and share this knowledge to bring this new paradigm in science to its full potential.
I first became aware of Dr. Myron Evans' work circa 2003 when I began reading his papers and notes. With only a background in electrical engineering, it was difficult for me to keep up with the content and rapid pace of Myron's work output. Having an interest in alternative energy technologies, Myron's energy-from-spacetime concept captured my attention an imagination.
From what I knew about Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (EGR), I had long been discontent with it, mainly because it had limited practical utility. However, the more I studied Myron's papers, the more I learned how deficient EGR really is, and how Myron's ideas (Einstein-Cartan-Evans theory) afforded a genuine advance and dramatic improvement over EGR's shortcomings. But Myron's work also opens up new vistas in physics, offering the possibility for many potential new technologies, and unifying all of physics in a coherent self-consistent way.
For the last decade-and-a-half, I have always looked forward to waking in the morning and reading Myron's daily blog postings with his latest theory notes. In addition to the rigorous math calculations and formulations, Myron often interspersed his posts with history-of-science details, identifying individual scientist's contributions, from the present going back centuries into the past to elaborate on how ideas were developed. It has been a tremendous learning experience for me and is a great loss not to have available going forward.
Though circumstance did not permit, I had long wanted to travel to Wales and meet Myron in person. I'm most sad that such an opportunity is no longer possible, but I'm very greatful to have learned from Myron's writings, emails, and blog posts, and also to have even been welcomed as a participant with the AIAS group in recent years.
Miami, Florida, USA
This news is a bolt out of the blue! Myron was the greatest chemical physicist of our time. He has corrected and completed much of Einstein's work. He has rewritten quantum physics and atomic chemistry and completed and developed Einstein's fabled 'theory of everything'. As the late Professor John Hart of Xavier University proclamed, 'Myron's Einstein-Cartan-Evans unified field theory ls the physics of the new millenium'.
Myron's passing is the end of an era. Like famous artists, the value of his work will gain greater recognition with his passing.
Myron was a very good friend and I enjoyed each piece of work we could develop together since 2004. He still wanted to work in science for twenty years. He leaved this world unexpectedly ans now has reached a point of higher conciousness. His unique ideas go their way through natural sciences over the world. He succeeded in setting up a new paradigm of physics. Although torn from life suddenly, he reached a completion in this undertaking. All fields of physics have been put on a new basis. We will disseminate his ideas further over the scientific world.
Horst Eckardt, Munich
Dear all at AIAS,
This is a great shock to us all. That Myron should be taken from us and so suddenly is a huge blow. I'm sure I'm joined in sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to Larisa and family, and to all that knew and loved Myron as the man he was, and as one of the highest achieving scientists of our modern age. It is impossible to describe how much he will be missed. We are thankful for his lifetime of achievements and now, though with our sadness at his passing, can be grateful for his wonderful legacy of hard work and many discoveries that have, and will change the face of Physics, Chemistry and science in general. Horst, Doug, Stephen Crothers, Steve Bannister and many others will carry on with their good works in their own rite as well as in memory of, and in partnership with Myron's great legacy of works. We will all grieve for him and, although we will continue to feel his sad loss, we have been bequeathed a great gift by a greatly gifted man. Adieu Myron, for we can pause to say our thank you but we will never say goodbye.
With highest regards,
I was filled with sadness today when I heard about the death of Myron Evans. I extend my condolences to Myron's wife, Larissa, his extended family, and his collegues and friends. His passing is a shock, and he will be deeply missed by all.
Myron would have been great at any endeavour he chose to apply himself to. I feel honoured to have worked with him in my limited fashion, on the unification of the laws of physics, a work which will undoubtedly be recorded in history as his legacy. His memory will go along side those of the truly greats such as Newton, Faraday, Einstein, and Tesla, to name a few.
Although Myron will be missed, his work must and will be carried on by those of us that knew him and his works, and those that have yet to come to understand or appreciate his works. I truly hope that we can measure up to the task.
Myron, may God bless your newly chosen path and may God also grant peace and serenity to those who are left behind.
It is with admiration and the highest level of respect that I remain yours sincerely,
Douglas W. Lindstrom
My condolences to Myron's family, AIAS colleagues and far-flung friends,
Stuart A. Awbrey
The following is for Myron's Memorial Page:
Myron was a friend with whom our appreciation for Awbrey family history was shared beginning in 2017.
Myron was a passionate man. It is clear the passion he had for his life's work, physics; it is clear the passion he had for his Awbrey/Evans ancestry; and, it is clear the passion he had for the Welsh language and history.
Myron was very pleased to have had the experience of visiting the Awbrey ancestral estate, Abercynrig, last August when he met cousins, one from England and two from the U.S.
He will be missed.
Fair Oaks, Texas
I first became aware of Myron over a decade ago as I was doing one of my periodic searches for solutions to the huge unsettled physics questions---unifying gravity and the rest, for example. Myron claimed to have done it with the GCUFT. I read, and though my maths were not quite sufficient at the time, what I did know seemed to support the theory making sense.
When he weighed in on unusual energy sources, including Alex Hill's devices, my attention further focused and confirmed that I wanted to return to the academy and finish my Economics PhD studying energy and economic growth. Thank you, Myron, for that.
I eventually decided to approach Myron on mail, and was so rewarded with his warm embrace. That led to attending the conference in Wales and publicly making the commitment to finish learning differential geometry. Doug, remember that one? And so I did.
On that same visit I was sitting in Myron's dining room before returning to Heathrow and the US. We had been on a nice walk through the drift mines that are so embedded in the Welsh legacy, so I was becoming aware of Myron's love of history. At the dining table we discussed my dissertation. As I was getting ready to leave, Myron asked me how he could help me finish. I was stunned, and I'll never forget thinking that I was sitting across from our era's Einstein and he was offering to help me in my research. I sat speechless for a moment, then asked if he would consider being on my committee. He readily agreed, and I couldn't imagine how fortunate I was, knowing this great man.
I also remember the delight Myron took in visiting the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, which houses a full-scale working replica of the seminal first steam locomotive of Richard Trevithick. There are many other great exhibits there as well, but I can think of no one invention that epitomizes the effect the Industrial Revolution had on transportation. Myron poured over it's mechanical parts, pointing out how the thing worked. A physics lesson.
I was so looking forward to visiting this great man again this summer; I had already begun forming a short list of questions, mainly about the significance of the recent work. I was in the final stages of planning the trip when the shocking news arrived. I have been living under a pall of gloom these last days, an essential step, I hope, to healing. Writing these memories and thinking about many others certainly helps.
My department had a faculty meeting Friday. I asked for a moment and announced the news, and started to put it in perspective. Myron was the rarest of scientists, a great mind, endless curiosity, and the courage to follow the science where ever it led, irrespective of the personal and professional damages. My colleagues understood this. I related Myron's affinity for our department, and for the University of Utah, largely I think because of his admiration of the scientific courage shown by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at my university. I will forever remember the importance of pursuing scientific courage.
I will make my trip, visiting Horst in Munich and Kerry in Wales. It will be a very different trip. A sad one, but also an opportunity to remember the greatness of this man. And to think about how to keep his legacy alive and advancing. He was simply the most important scientist of our era; we cannot allow this to lie fallow.
Gorffwys mewn heddwch, Myron.
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the wife and family of Dr. Myron Evans.
Dr. Evans will always be remembered as one of the greatest scientific minds, whose wisdom was complemented by his generosity of spirit.
May all who cared for him find peace and comfort during these difficult days.
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Memorial comments for Myron by Graham Hall
I first met Myron when we shared a house together in Aberystwyth as undergraduates; he was studying chemistry and I was studying geology. I have much reason to be grateful to Myron. He was a good friend. Before meeting him I had hardly ever heard Welsh spoken; by his example he showed me the importance of the language in Welsh life and culture. Computing was in its infancy, and Myron regularly brought home stacks of punched cards and rolls of punched tape for computer models he was running. He would enthusiastically explain the mathematics of his programs; when I later became involved in research, it was no coincidence that I chose computer mathematical modelling as a key research tool. I, in turn, introduced Myron to the excitement of mountains; I remember a winter when we climbed to the summit of Plynlimon through thick snow.
After leaving Aberystwyth, our paths diverged. A few years later I heard that he had gone to the US. I perhaps felt jealous, and seized the opportunity during my PhD project to go to the US myself and work with colleagues in Boulder.
More recently, and entirely by chance, I came across Myron's web site. I was astonished to read about events, and was a little sad that his career had not worked out in the way he had hoped.
Looking back at my time as an undergraduate in Aberystwyth, only two people truly inspired me; Myron, and the geologist Dr John Phillips. It is due to Myron that I have spent most of my working life teaching in a Welsh speaking community, which has been a great pleasure.
Theoretical physics is not my field of expertise, so I cannot comment on the validity of Myron's theories. I appreciate that his work is not accepted by the mainstream physics community. However, he was undoubtedly an original and creative thinker. Perhaps in the future, a researcher will read Myron's work and find the basis of ideas which can be developed in new directions to genuinely progress the subject.
Goodbye, my friend.
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