The armiger, a chemist
and physicist , now a naturalised citizen of the United States, was
born in Craigcefnparc in 1950, parents the late Edward Ivor Evans and
late Mary Evans.
Married (1st) Laura
Jean Joseph, 1988; (2nd) Larisa Hachikjana, 2004.
The armigerís father
was a coal miner (bronze, silver and gold medals of the Minesí Rescue
Service). His mother was the daughter of a coal miner, Thomas Elim
Havard Jones, Head Deacon of Elim Welsh Baptist Chapel, Craigcefnparc
who is said to be descended from the Havard or Harvard family.
B. Sc., first class, (summa cum laude), University of Wales,
Ph. D., University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1974.
D. Sc., University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1977.
Youngest recipient of
the D. Sc. in Britain and the Commonwealth (2008).
The armiger has held a
number of academic posts including: U. K. Science Research Council
Fellow, Oxford University, 1974 to 1976; Junior Research Fellow of
Wolfson College Oxford, 1975; British Ramsay Memorial Fellow of
University College London, 1976 to 1978; Lecturer in chemistry,
University College Swansea, 1978; Science and Engineering Research
Council Advanced Fellow, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth,
1978 to 1983; Co Founder and First Scientific Coordinator of the
European Molecular Liquids Group in 1980 at the National Physical
Laboratory; Visiting Scientist, University of Pisa, 1980; Fellow,
University of Wales, Bangor, 1983 to 1985; Pilcher Senior Fellow,
University of Wales Swansea, 1985 to 1986; Visiting Academic, Trinity
College Dublin, 1985 to 1986; I. B. M. Visiting Professor, Clementi
Environment, Kingston New York, 1986 to 1987; Leverhulme Trust Fellow,
The armiger is Editor
in Charge of the World Scientific Series "Contemporary Chemical
Physics" and the Editor of "Contemporary Optics and Electrodynamics",
second edition of "Modern Nonlinear Optics", (Wiley, New York, in
prep, 2001).His scientific publications include: "Molecular Dynamics"
(Wiley, 1982); "Molecular Diffusion" (Wiley 1984), translated; "Memory
Function Approaches to Stochastic Problems in Condensed Matter"
(Wiley, 1985); "Dynamical Processes in Condensed Matter" (Wiley,
1985); "Simulation and Symmetry in Molecular Diffusion and
Spectroscopy" (Wiley 1992); "The Photon's Magnetic Field" (World
Scientific, 1992"; "The Photomagneton in Quantum Field Theory" (World
Scientific, 1994); "The Enigmatic Photon", in five volumes (Kluwer,
1994 to 1999); "Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics and the B(3)
Field" (World Scientific, 2000) . Editor "Modern Nonlinear Optics",
1992, 1993, 1997.
In 2005 the armiger was
honoured to be awarded a Civil List Pension from the Crown for
distinguished service to Great Britain in science.