I’m Mary Pik Wai Chin. Born in Johor Bahru. Grew up in Ipoh. Went to uni in Penang, Guildford (England) and Cardiff (Wales). Lived, worked and played in Penang, Cardiff, Guildford, Geneva, Lund, Vancouver and Kelowna. Served — as a civil servant — cancer patients at hospitals, students at universities, and science at research labs.

I’m one among the smiling species. The human race is the smiling species — for cats and dogs, horses and donkeys do not smile but boys and girls, ladies and gentleman do.

A snapshot of my activities is on my homepage. I contribute and interact through smiling, writing and researching. I’m an independent scientist; radiation and computational physics are subjects closest to the heart.