Euan, the dumb laser jock.

Seems like everyone's doing this, so here goes. (1+9)+((6/9*6)*8)=42

Welcome, ! My name's Euan, and I'm a PhD. student working with lasers and microscopes. smiley - geek Given that I'm Scottish, living in Scotland, I think that qualifies me as a laser jock.

I have written a few pages on the subject of nonlinear optics, which I work with, down at the bottom there (note: some of the pages are not quite finished yet1.
I also enjoy, amongst other things, squash, badminton, chess, astronomysmiley - planet and mucking around on computers (especially when waiting for things to work in the lab.smiley - online2long

One thing I detest is cooked tomatoes. Cold ones are fine, but I think that this is still called for.

smiley - borgsmiley - tomato

If you're fed up, pop round for a smiley - tea, smiley - cappuccino or even a smiley - ale, but preferably not a smiley - stout. And possibly some smiley - choc

In real life I consider myself a Christian. This has some fairly serious ramifications for my life, but don't worry, I am also fairly normal (well, as normal as people get on h2g2). The Christian group meets here. Any questions about anything that I have said above, whether it be of the scientific or religious bent, please feel free to ask me about it. If you'd like to contact me IRL, please email me at euan_ramsay "at" yahoo "dot" co "dot" uk. Sorry about the anti-spam notation, but I like to keep that account spam-free. Also note the UK address, not a - I don't know if com works.

I have also discovered some very useful pages out there on h2g2. In particular, there is the definitive smiley list. Another good one is Kristina and Titania's help page. Special characters (like Greek) can be found here.

This button gives you a popup list of conversations you're currently in. Feel free to half-inch it.

There is no reason for this

smiley - hsif

Things That I Have Something To Do With

The Flight Of Daedalus

I am now a member of the h2g2as, the community astronomy society. Hoorah.

I am also now Royal Natural Philosopher of the Kingdom of Balwyniti.

My other home is a Musehome. I am Muse of Science Majors.

I am Sir Euan2, Former Knight of Laser Guided Crossbow Bolts and now Near- to Mid-Infrared Knight, member of the
Knights of h2g2

I am also


smiley - bluefishsmiley - bluefishUSE GOO! Destroy the wicked a*******r!smiley - bluefishsmiley - bluefish

I am a member of the
Classic Goo Fan Club

I'm a Queen Fan!!
I am a member of The H2G2 Queen Fan Club, which is a club each and every Person who has ever heard any Queen Song should Check out!
Click to visit The H2G2 Queen Fan Club.

I am the Keeper of Machines that go PING!

And here is the PING!Diagram showing what a soliton is

UnOfficial h2g2 Lurker

Well, actually a quasilurker. I will post to conversations, but usually I lurk.

I have recently been gabbled into the Thingites.

The 219 -1 proud Members of Clan Thingite1. Clive the flying ostrich - Warlord2. acidbath - Grand Visier3. Parrferris - Minister of Defence (and Occasional Offence)4. Amy - High Priestess of Thing and   General in Charge of External Affairs5. The Gook - Sir Loin, Master at Arms6. Inkwash - Speaker of the Underpass7. Shea the Sarcastic - Captain of the Thingite Guard   and Honourary Spork Giver-Outer-er8. HappyDude - Camp Follower9. Mike - (Temporary) Commander Thingite Suicide Squad10. Average Joe - Thingite Tactical Advisor11. M'Alice - Keeper of the Sacred Ale12. Sad, Mad or Bad - Bearer of Pennants13. Uncle Heavy - Sergeant Major / Witchfinder14. Lady Elly - Assistant GV/Commander Amazon Division15. Thing - Guardian of the Sacred Thorn16. St. Redfish - Director: Thingite Intelligence Agency (TIS)17. Jon Quixote - Official Suggestor of Good Ideas18. Ekki Ekki Ekki - Chieftain of Clan McThing19. Acolyte Hezher - High Chocolater Pixie20. Minister of Occasional Tables21. Hiram Abif - Imperial Architect of all Things Thingy22. Eris - Resident Deity23. Sir TJ - Royal Protector of the Thingite Wit   and Kight Errant of the Thingite Cause24. Katie of the Redheads - Donna and Mother25. St Trin - Official operator (Thingite Legionaire)26. Mr.Mike - Thingite Sandwich Maker27. Sir EvilRoy - Maestro of the Thingite Orchestra   and Knight Errant of the Thingite Cause28. E G Mel - The Maker of Small Electric Gadgets29. Queen Alamsy - Thingite Guard of Smilies30. Ice - Thingite Neuro-Surgeon31. Yeliab - Thingite Engineer32. ABI (!!!) - Captain of Reconnaissance33. Frankie Roberto - Thingite Propoganda Chief34. Joe AKA Arnia - Head of R + D for the Thingite War Machine35. Dastardly - Principle Dragoon of the Thingite Legions36. Busterbone - Warden of the Pound; Lobber of dogs. 37. Cheesestraws - Official Thingite Mascot (Artichoke)38. aka - Head Eater of Cheesecake and   D. Pres. for Flicking Rubber Bands.39. Dien - Lord-Seneschal (and-Master-of-Werewolves)   for the Court of Thing40. Annette - Official Chinchilla Trainer41. Pu Dendal-Shrubbery - Head Researcher on   Thingite Calendar42! (A horse called) Bazooka Joe and His Amazing   Travelling Side Show aka Dave - Magnificent Steed,   Bearer of Thingites and Devourer of Carrots43. Cyberspook - Grand Inquisitor of Disgruntled Cat Toys   and Lover of Small, Vicious, Feline Acupuncturists44. J'au-æmne, Princess of Darkness - Thingite Star Gazer and Official   Person In Charge Of Making Something Official Looking45. Peregrin - Official Falconer of the Thingite Legions46. Twinkle - Official Thingite Teleportationist47. Angelecon - Angelic Warrior Creator of Crystalic   Weaponry for the Thingite Legions48. Shorty - Tamer/Trainer of Kremlin49. Phreako - Official Pigeon Trainer50. Tuarinn Chaplin - Minister for General Sillyness51. w85 - Thingite Master of Ceremonies52. fred_smith - Professor of Surreal Weaponry53. ephirielX - Resident Thingite Psychologist   for all Things Thingy54. Rootitoot - Thingite Trumpet Herald55-1. Ottox - Official Thingite Nemesis56. Demon Drawer - Adjutant of the Genuine   Irish Thingite Council57. Granny Weatherwax - Matriarch of the Thingites   and Mother in Law from Hell58. Ex-Rambling - Trainer of the Thingite Monster Moths   (Parrot trooper)59. Ford Focus - Thingite Wizard (And Diviner of Dark Magics!)60. Thing - Thingite Gat61. Engländer - Thingite of No Things62. Bluecat7 - Thingite Handler of Condiments63. fords_prefect - Drinker of Tea64. Joe - Priest of Bovine-Related Rituals65. Bina-baby - Wearer of All Things Purple66. Dr E Vibenstein - Doctor of Thingism67. Mr Plato (and cat:Cyril) - First Lieutenant   of Un-Opened Cans of Whuppass68. Sulk - Faithful Hound of Mr Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson,   Grand Visier of Thing69. Dreamchild Warspasam - Minister for   Unnecessary Macho Posturing70. lemodog - Captain of Every Wibble of the Year71. I'm still thinking - Peerless Master of the Gunblade72. Sam Wolf, and ob the smiley face -   Thingite Alterer of Calendars73. Infinity - Thingite Grand High Witch74. Pablo ferral - Thingite Distributor of Bar-Snacks75. Plastic Squirrel - Worrier of Pigeons76. Tabitca - Official Thingite Cat77. Fred the Badger - Official Thingite Bartender78. Croz T Scout - ThingNet System Administrator79. The Doctor - Head of Confusion80. St Niwt - Amphibious Warden for   the Thingite Asylum (Karnt Spel.)81. kirikugi - Thingite Tea and Chocolate Digestive Server82. March Hare Commander of the Thingite Lemmings83. Vidmaster - Warrior Prime of the Thingite Cause84. Casey - Bomber Squadron Leader85. Luvndaisies - Thingite Sergeant of Meaningless Numbers86. SnowGoddess169 - Thingite Philosopher and Sorceress87. Bubbles - Wandering Theoretical Mind88. Batty - Thingite Adawehi of Nuyagi89. Ex Libris Draconium - Official Thingite Librarian   and Scaled Beastie90. MaW - Thingite Dance Troupe Choreographer91. Iron Griffin - Soul Forger and Thingite Weapon Smith92. some bloke who tried to think of a short, catchy,   pithy name and spent five sleepless   nights trying but couldn't think of one   - Thingite Poet of Doom!!! and Fluffy Bunnies93. FABT - Commander in Chief of Twiglets and Special Operations94. Mookie - Thingite Arbiter of Infinite Wisdom and Justice95. Increase Mathers - Cause of Awkward Silences   in the Court of Thing96. Captain Zog - Thingite Ambassador to the little people97. Avenging Washcloth - Thingite Athletics Supporter98.Engels42 - Thingite Minister of Leaky Ethics and Spiffyness99. Jiffajoffa - Thingite Minister of Bizzare and   Confusing Conversations100! Lifson - Thingite Webmaster101. Cabman Green - Official Thingite Inhaler of Nasty Exhaust   Fumes and Other Noxious Substances102. Strider - High Chair of the Peoples Front of Thingies103. Rat - Official Thingite Bloke104. Knifee - Thingite in Charge of Stuff You Shouldn't Run With105. Dragonfly - Official Unofficial Thingite106. Ernie (formerly Brian) - The Happy Little Elf   Who Was Born on a Thing107. Eggy - The Thingite Purple Monkey Dishwasher Fanatic108. Mrs Slartibartfast - Lower-Upper-Middle Management   Manager of Stray Brain Cells and All Things Spazzy1109. doreiwolf - Thingite Patron, Defender of Wibble,   Pagan Younger and Official Pooper Scooper110. Smilodon Prefect - Brillo Pad Superintendant   of the Thingite Army111. Iago - Thingite Odd Beast (Of Monty Python Fame)112. Michele - Purveyor of Oscillating Gyroscopes   and Thingite Postmistress General113. Ripper - Veteran Soditite Specialist and   Navigator of High-Speed Inanimate Objects   (Including But Not Limited to Walls and Bus Stops)114. Balsac - The Wrinkled Retainer115. Candi - Mistress of Titters116. Clelba - Spigot Nodulator117. Lady Scott - Thingite Metalurgist and Offical Spork Engraver118. 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Fadookie the Froody - The Shah of Great Boo-hally,   Vice President of the Department of Vice and Strife,   Coveter of Llamas, Newbie Extraordinaire135. Vicki Chicki - Community Playgroup Leader to The Thingite Clan136. KerrAvon- Thingite in Charge of Revoltionary Misspelt Graffetttti137. Sir Stu - Thingite Cook138. Sir Culdasac - Master of the Thingite Monkey Army139. Alex - Thingite Ambassador of the Irony of the Smile140. GingerElle - High Empress of Rich Tea Eating   and Curator of the Official Fruitcake141. Doc Shinryuu - The Great and Powerful Towel Mage142. peter the girl - Thingite Peter Gabriel namesake and   correspondent to teddybears and white mice143. AndyG - Thingite Scanner of Subterrainean Surfaces144. Yankee Shoes - Chief Subliminator of Thingite Espionage145. Vroomfindel - Thingite of Title-Related Indecisiveness   and Unofficial Changer of the Mind146. Pinniped - The Dark-Eyed Nemesis of   Very Nearly All Things Piscine147. NihilistMan - Enforcer of Good and Righteous Aroma   to that of Your Cheese, the Honourable   Crown Duke of Sillywaddle148. GingerElle - High Empress of Rich Tea Eating and   Curator of the Official Fruitcake149. winter rae - Zen Controller of Strategy and Reconnaisance150. Captain A.J. Rimmer - Deputy, Vice-Minion Maintenance   Repairman of Thingite Stuff151. mezzy5 - Thingite Weather Dragon152. Hyp_huff - Thingite Minnyster of Educashun153. Jedi Jade and Thras - Patron Punk Jedi154. Typolifi - Grand Nofficer of the 5th Wibble Taskforce155. Peet - Pedant to the Stars156. Crazy Man - Wearer Of The Crazy Indiana   "Who's Yer Daddy?" Pants157. Utter Bewilderment - Thingite Preacher158. Auralyra - Thingite Ambassador to Fools, Keeper of the   Thingite Greenhouse and Official Spurner of Broccoli159. Beatnik - Relatively Official Minister of   Anything Saturated with Caffeine160. Daro Frink - Sub personality of Daro. In charge of   co-ordinating the voices in your head161. Redz - Thingitty Thing, The Thing Thing's Sister162. British Bulldog - Extreme Orangutan of the Dark Side163. Ineffable - The-Gallivanting-Head-Of-The-Past-Events-Of-   Somewhere-Or-Another, In Disguise164. ddombrow - Official Thingite Teddy Bear165. RhoMuNuQ - Thingite Link to Psueudophysical Reality166. Amy Pawloski - Thingite Official   Mufflewhump Tubaman - Official Thingte Kleptomaniac168. Terran - The Gabble-Less, Except On Weekends169. Zok Zimmerman - The Offical Bellhop of The Thingites   and Poobah of the way of the Spork170. RYU - The Lord Of The Light Dragons171. Cybercat - Cleaner of Strange and Metallic Objects172. Chauncey - The Startled Gazeebo173. The Omniscient One - Guardian of All Thingite   Knowledge and Wisdom174. Ralph the Wonder Llama, Supreme Commander   of all Killer Llamas175. Darth Zaphod-Incurably Disgruntled   Shaver of Hairy Dragons176. Oberon2001 - Holder of the Royal Knickers,   Low-Lord Chicken Soup Jump-Start Mechanic177. Rajimom - Duchess of Sodit178. Z Phantom - Bringer of Boring and Dull Books179. quid animus esse - The Unmentionable Is Almost Here   And It Makes Me Want To Cry, Dear Thingites,   Please Go To This A857937 And You'll   Know The Reason Why180. Zhora - Lover of Sailors and Mountaineers,   Purveyor of Tea and Shortbread to the Thingite Army,   Holder of an Emergency Can of Irn Bru181. JustAnotherNumber - Lord High Praetor of Thingite-ica182. Mr Blue Sky - Thingite Official Window Opener   and Part-Time Caretaker183. finnjim - THE Teacher of the Thingite Clan184. Emmi - Thingite Official Origami Crane Maker185. Nastykoala - Grand Thingite Master and   Cause of Chemistry Lab Fiascos186. Wuytvandriver - Head of Insanely Fast Driving187. Blood Angel - Thingus the Thingite Crusader188. Jedi Apprentice - Very Depressed Thingite189. Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse - Executive   Director of the "Life B4 Thingite-ism" Rehabilitation Center   (where we help you shed all those old   mundane worrisome insipid main-stream habits   with a minimum of electro-shock therapy),   and Holder of the Keys to the Loo190. Nerissa - The Wise Yet Stupid, Of The   Epicentre Of Psychotic Rumblings And Australian   Ambassador For The Irradication Of Th****days   And Eventual Complete Cessation Of Work191. Zantic - Evil Scientist In Training192. Schroedinger's Irate Absinthe Cat -    Thingite Emperor Of The Poo People, Scourge Of   The Nephilim And Master Of The Kitty Kat Mojo Mosque193. Miss Revett - Spineripper Magnificent, And Person   In Charge Of Torturing Those Who Oppose   The Thingite Cause With Pantyhose194. ApparÏtÏon - Haunter Of The Dark Places   In The Halls Of The Thingite Cattle195. Mystrunner - Assassin196. Daniel Anthony - Thingite Minister Of Covert Tactics197. Count Zero - MosquitoFinder Pursuivant And Straightener Of Phone Cords198. Ranmafreak - Lord High Minister In Charge Of   Standing Around And Looking Generally   Confused For Some Odd Reason199. ecw4life - Barry, The Third Viscount (Biscuit) Of Dudleyville200. Buzz Lightyear - Admiral Carpe Diem201. Rt. Rev. Lesley Gentle - CEO of Tandy and Direct Link to God202. Snill (One of the Little People) - Master of   French-horn Playing Turtles and The Main   Shoelace Tier of Shoelaces On Shoe203. Zscteaoufph - Vice Grand High Poobah of the   Thingites of Estonia Faction204. Atari - The Great Master of Large Inflated Sporks205. Mozzerella - Officer In Charge of Hopelessly Complex Devices206. Noggin the Nog - Secretary of Stoat and Chief Weasel207. Santa - Santa Claus208. Jade - Official Hoarder of Specially Trained   Cats for the Thingite Armada209. Euan - Honourable Thingite Boffin210. Falstaff- Earl Marshal to the Thingite Cause211. Queegle - Keeper of the Evil Thingite Avon Lady Army   and Mary Poppins's Bag of Darkness212. Deadelvis - The Holder of the Chamber of Extreme Sillyness213. Jeff Mutton - In Charge of Anne Robinson Facemasks and Stuffed Olives214. Bryson - Chief-Assistant-Senior-Vice-Deputy-Corporal215. Lee - High Priestess In The Order Of The Silver Spork216. Schrödinger's Cat-Flap - Thingite Master Of Tentacle   Waving, Deep-Sea Cricket And Similar Sports217. Hushpaw - The Wolf218. Bix - Thingite Grand Exalted Advisutron To The High Tier219. Farlander - Quackspert Of Things That Go Blastedly   Missing On Sodit Mornings

Things I have nothing to do with

The Official Random Chicken

Random Beer

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Irrational Number Warehouse

Currently dazed and confused, but that won't stop him.

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1Or even started2For further proof of my Knightly abilities, please see Euan the Knight(Unfortunately the link is broken). I'm the one in the middle.


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