From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This editor is a Master Editor IV and is entitled to display this Orichalcum Editor Star.
@ This user can be reached by email.
Seal of Minnesota-alt.png
Ten Year Society userbox.svg This user has been editing Wikipedia for over ten years.
Dodecahedron.png This user is interested in polyhedra.
Small snub icosicosidodecahedron.png This user is a member of WikiProject Polyhedra.
Peer review This user is a member of WikiProject Moon.
Ilc 9yr moll4096.png This user is a member of
WikiProject Cosmology.
Solar eclipse 1999 4 NR.jpg This user is a member of the Eclipse Wikiproject.
? This user keeps learning and forgetting in continual dance of dynamic equilibrium.


Hi, my name is Tom Ruen. If you'd like to contact me, try out the form at: Special:Emailuser/tomruen

I also edit from User:SockPuppetForTomruen, mostly for eclipses.

My work here[edit]

I first came on here to edit on April 28, 2004 (10 years ago now!). It is an addicting idea to try to add to something much bigger than I could ever do. I am a little skeptical over the idea of freedom to change anything, but overall I'm very impressed by the quality of articles and I have faith good work is being done and I can add to it.

There are many quality websites out there and it seems silly to duplicate too much. I like the idea of learning about something and testing my knowledge by trying to share it. For me that motivates much of my efforts here.

Primary topics I've worked on include geometry, and astronomy.

My specialty has primarily been image generation, perhaps because I've found so many articles where useful images were absent. I try to make quality images, but I will compromise perfection for meaningful improvement. I'm happy if anyone can replace my images with better ones.

(Thanks Anton !)
t0,1,2,3{5,3,3}, Uniform polychora
(Thanks Fritz!)
{5,3,4} Hyperbolic honeycombs
(Thanks Jeff!)
t{3,5,3}, Hyperbolic honeycombs
Thanks Roice!
{3,3,7} Lorentzian honeycomb
Thanks Roice!
{7,3,3} Lorentzian honeycomb
Thanks Danny!

Active work and subpages[edit]

About me[edit]



Wiki news[edit]

  • [3] Jimmy Wales is founder of Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, ever-expanding, and thoroughly addictive encyclopedia of the future. In this presentation, he explains how Wikipedia's collaborative system works, and why it succeeds. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 20:47)
  • Jimmy Wales’s benevolent Wikipedia wisdom By DAVID HOROVITZ 07/01/2011

Måns Zelmerlöw

Picture of the day

Dolomite (shown here with magnesite) is an anhydrous carbonate mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate. It forms white, tan, gray, or pink crystals, which do not react with dilute hydrochloric acid. Termed "stinking stone" by naturalist Belsazar Hacquet, the mineral gives the smell of petroleum when rubbed. It has multiple uses, including as a radiation buffer and a catalyst for destruction of tar.

Photograph: Didier Descouens
ArchiveMore featured pictures...

The Signpost
20 May 2015