Nixxie tubes. Why? As Principal Investigator, it's my job to have ideas. That's what I now am - like a queen termite whose entire life is just firing out eggs, the PI fires out ideas, papers and grant applications and nurtures their brood of researchers. Nixxie tubes are rather clever electronic valves with multiple anodes in different shapes that allow them to change display to show various numbers. Their rapid-switching between functions and constant glow reminds me of academics!
Dr Rich Boden FLS FRMS FHEA
Me in a nutshell...
I'm not going to display my full CV as that's so boring even I don't want to spend time updating it.