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Ubi materia, ibi geometria. Lle mae 'na fater, mae 'na geometreg.
Wo Materie ist, dort ist Geometrie. Where there is matter, there is geometry.

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Myron Wyn Evans

To gain an inclusive understanding of Myron Wyn Evans, please see the easy to read and conversational history: Myron Evans and the Origins of the AIAS.

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Civil List Pension

By 2003, Myron Evans had been publishing papers at the rate of one every three weeks for thirty years, and had gone from being known widely in Europe to being a major player at the global level in chemical physics, and had by then brought the first unified field theory into being. Bo Lehnert saw that it was long overdue for Myron to be credited for his endeavors at the highest government level, so he decided to act.

Professor Bo Lehnert, of KTH university, was the recipient of the Celsius gold medal of the Royal Science Society (1974), and the Medal of His Majesty the King of Sweden (1996), as well as being a Member of the Royal Swedish Academy (which awards the physics and chemistry Nobel Prizes). Professor Lehnert had developed a theory on the nature of the photon that was similar to Myron's, and as such was ideally positioned to appreciate the quality and extent of Myron's work. He contacted the British Government, and was supported in this venture by Professor Alwyn van der Merwe of the University of Denver (and the founding editor of Foundations of Physics Letters), and Professor John B. Hart of Xavier University, Ohio.

Their efforts were supported by the Royal Society, but it was the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) that took the lead in the nomination process, because it was most familiar with the impact of Myron's work. The RSC contacted the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, who after due consideration passed the process on to the First Lord of the Treasury, Tony Blair.

As a result, in March of 2005, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and Parliament, Myron's Civil List Pension was given Royal Assent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of Myron's contribution to British science.

Myron was thrilled to be honoured and distinguished for his scientific achievements in this way, and also to be invited to Buckingham Palace.

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