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Rupert Alouicious Barnstable Gilhooly was an academic aboard the Tinker's Cuss research station. He was a polymath, as he was a historian, xenobiologist, sociologist, psychologist, deep-quanta physicist, theoretical cordon bleu saucier, chemist, soft-shoe-shuffling terpsechorist. Gilhooly was a master of a hundred and one disciplines and in some cases the absolute master of them — he was the founder, for example, of the astrophysical offshoot, astrophysiology, of which he was still the most noted proponent. He asked Bernice Summerfield to discover what had happened to the ship. (PROSE: The Infernal Nexus)