and welcome to my personal web pages, as ever...'under construction'.
I spent the seventies and eighties as a musician (keyboard-player) with the occasional foray into plumbing. In the nineties, I started a second career as a research physicist, surviving as a perennial post-doc at various UK universities. I used lasers to cool and study atoms close to absolute zero. I retired recently (Dec 2016), and am now enjoying my freedom to pursue various creative interests, especially music with a new band, the impeccable Dr Hoppo's Urban Rooftops.
Those other interests include being a self-styled 'fountaineer',
which means I design and build innovative illuminated water features.
Meanwhile I collate random
poetry, (other peoples), assemble curios, oddments and sodments, mess around with maths, work on my autobiographical trilogy and generally keep my brain stimulated!!!
As Meher Baba said: "Don't worry, be happy!"
Dr Steve (Hoppo) Hopkins.