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82 years old Chen Ning Yang is to marry 28 years old Fan Wen

Ellen Zhao
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The Chinese nobel prize winner in physics Chen Ning Yang is to marry a 28 years old graduated student in physics Fan Wen in Jan 2005. Congratulations to them.

Chen Ning Yang is currently lecturing in PKU and Tsinghua in Beijing. Jan will be the winter break.

Here is the comment from a Chinese community (written in English, highly entertaining). With a picture of Yang and Wen together.
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Tina Desai
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hmm.. chemistry between physicians!!


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Jim Yingst
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Errr... that would be chemistry between physicists.


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I would imagine that physicians would, however, need to be involved.


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Any news on how newly-weds are doing?


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Madhav Lakkapragada
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Any news on how newly-weds are doing?


Are Noble Prize winners required to do it differently ?

- m....................pun intended!
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Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:

Are Noble Prize winners required to do it differently ?


... have to ask any physicists :roll:
Ellen Zhao
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
Any news on how newly-weds are doing?


Hi Map, I'll update this thread as soon as I read any news about how the wedding is going.

Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:
Are Noble Prize winners required to do it differently?


I believe Map didn't focus on the nobel prize, but the relativly rare symmetry 82:28 would be likely to make things remarkable...

Sorry I made a horrible mistake in the first post of this thread. Miss Wen is not a physics major but English. The lordy Mr. Yang has written a small poem expressing his warmest affection to Miss Wen (Originally in Chinese, this is my bad translation. Better for Miss Wen to translate it professionally herself):


Fan Wen

Innocent and Considerate,
Brave, Curious, and Swift,
Vigorous and Niftic,
Ah, Forever Young!

- Chen Ning Yang

Further comment published today by a famous Chinese author Ao Li (One of the candidates for the Nobel Prize in literature of year 2001 or 2002, I forgot):

To marry 28 years old women is the common desire of all 82 years old men.

PS: Mr. Li's wife is 29 years younger than Li.

Lordy Yang's spirit has conquered countless young hearts. Many young people are swearing in online Chinese communities that Prof.Dr. Yang has become their absolute idol and model. They would study harder and strive to achieve a Nobel Prize in order to ensure the possibility of marrying a 18 years old girl or boy when they are 81.

All the physics departments of the top universities in US should expect a big wave of applications from China in the near future.
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Raghav Sam
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Originally posted by Ellen Zhao:

Many young people are swearing in online Chinese communities that Prof.Dr. Yang has become their absolute idol. They would study harder and strive to get a Nobel Prize in order to gain the possibility of marrying a 18 years old girl when they are 81.



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Arjun Shastry
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Years back,I used to try hard to solving physics problems (escpecially involving Gauss's law,wave theory of light etc).Solving all problems in Irodov book was my dream.Now I got inspiration.


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Ankush Bhargava
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trying to get a nobel to be able to marry an 18yr old???

try now. you have better chances!!

cheers
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Arjun Shastry
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. I mean to say some women get impressed by knowledge of physics.
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Miss Fan Wen's blog ( source here , I only paste the English ones here. )

English Poems by a Chinese English major (master):



poem - i have to go
2004-8-13 (Friday)


I Have to Go

I have to go, my darling. Spring arrives. Life in nature blooms but breath of love dies. I take a deep inhale, depressed at the freshness. I have to go.

Darling, too many walls have been built between us. Your heart is up where I cannot find. I look into your eyes and see nothing inside. Your smile is no longer here to shine. When clouds abruptly darken the sky, when turns suddenly occupy the road, I have to go.

Darling, my shelter shatters. Sunshine glitters on the sea. Light stings my eyes. Uttering a cry, the sea gull flaps its wings. My island sways in the wind. The waves run onto the rocks � crash, boom, bang. When hope turns into foam, I have to go.

Darling, night no longer lights fire. Access to your voice has expired. I glare at my phone, catching no trace of your name. As stars twinkle, magic slides from my hands. It falls to the ground like china -- crash, boom, bang. When the pieces could no longer make a whole, I have to go.

Darling, the city stands in the dark, dazzlingly splendid. I find no glory but a riot of chaos. Sobriety twists in reality; solidity switches to fragility. I live like a butterfly, struggling out of the cocoon. When sorrow bursts out from the hollow, I have to go.

I have to go, my darling. I once looked over your shoulders and saw a beautiful world. But now, when life is without you, when promise is no longer promise, I have to go.




2004-9-1 Wednesday

To BG
  
  Fair night, faint light,
  Smooth breath by my side.
  Rapt gaze upon you,
  No fatigue, but felicity
  
  Sweet night, soft light,
  No regret, but delight.
  I can evade all,
  But the hearts entwined.
  
  Pure fondness, true love
  Had as a gift, or is earned?
  
  Deep into the night,
  Labyrinth turns into heaven,
  And fantasy into reality.
  Eternity of loyalty.
  
  I touch your forelock,
  Gentle breath over my hand,
  Silence more intense.


My comment to the poems: Already fairly good as work by a foreign author. However, I saw nothing substantial, instead, a strong smell of bourgeois. And, although there is a rich collection of adj.s in the poems, the verbs and nouns in the poems seem a little bit cliche-like. I saw no wonderful image or imagination. Sentences are beautiful but don't strike or scratch me. In one word fairly good but not disdinguished. (Maybe my taste is just horribly wrong. :FaceRed: )

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Ellen Zhao:

My comment to the poems: Already fairly good as work by a foreign author. However, I saw nothing substantial, instead, a strong smell of bourgeois.

Of course, given where she is, anything bourgeois is pretty daring.

In one word fairly good but not disdinguished. (Maybe my taste is just horribly wrong. :FaceRed: )

Different people have different tastes, especially in poetry. Last I checked, Coleridge was considered undistinguished, but I like his poems just fine.
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Originally posted by Warren Dew:

Of course, given where she is, anything bourgeois is pretty daring.


Oh yes. Bourgeois is too much (in fact a little bit abused, IMHO) in China now...years ago, when this style just started, I really liked it...but recently, personally I prefer simplicity and plain expression (plain doesn't equal naive or lack of skill or sophistication). What does one want to say? Hit the idea with the right words, no more, no less.

Different people have different tastes, especially in poetry.


How true! Even in the world of physics, there's no absolute thing, let alone the literature...That's why all kinds of authors will have their particular audiances. And that's why the world of literature is so rich. Sorry for my bad wording above, I should have said "In one word, they are fairly good but don't seem disdinguished for me". Colerige works for you, Robert Browning and Rainer Maria Rilke work for me. See, both of us are happy. We are, in fact, living in a wonderful world.
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Arjun: Solving all problems in Irodov book was my dream.

"Irodov" raised my suspicions, he seems to be our compatriot... I can't find any decoding of his initials, but the Russian part of the Internet is full of links to his books. And most of the reviews on Amazon belong to Indian guys, it seems. Is he required reading in Indian colleges?

He got a perfect last name for an author of a difficult textbook. It's derived from Biblical King Herod, and it is a proverbial name in Russia. You can even use it in plural, with the meaning close to "fascists"

Only most masochistic nations can use such textbooks. Or, in other words, how Fabian Pascal put it: "The time of the west is over. All dominant empires self-destruct. The future is in Asia. Glad won't be here when the process completes."
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Talking about Rainer Maria Rilke, we had an interactive program running on all monitors when we worked on the mainframe computer. It was called "Primus". When started, it shown a quote from Rilke:

(Russian in transcription, I marked stressed vowels. Does it help to feel rhythm and rhyme?)

I on ug� ne tot chto byl vnach�le,
Drug�e s�dby, stav ego sudb�y,
Prizn�v, eg� uv�dyat za sob�y.

(And he isn't already what he was in the beginning.
Other (alien) destinies, having became his destiny,
having recognized (accepted, admitted -- it's the same word) take him with them.

The meaning, I believe, is that the system was "open to extensions" - yeah, they could do this even without OOP...

But I've never been able to locate the quote since then. Does anybody recognize it?
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poem - i have to go
2004-8-13 (Friday)


What was that Ad about -

Gotta go, Gotta go, Gotta go right now!!!


- m...........sorry couldn't resist !
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:

"Irodov" raised my suspicions, he seems to be our compatriot... I can't find any decoding of his initials, but the Russian part of the Internet is full of links to his books. And most of the reviews on Amazon belong to Indian guys, it seems. Is he required reading in Indian colleges?

He got a perfect last name for an author of a difficult textbook. It's derived from Biblical King Herod, and it is a proverbial name in Russia. You can even use it in plural, with the meaning close to "fascists"

Only most masochistic nations can use such textbooks. Or, in other words, how Fabian Pascal put it: "The time of the west is over. All dominant empires self-destruct. The future is in Asia. Glad won't be here when the process completes."



. Irodov's problem book was used for competitve examinations for 12th grade.People used to frustrate while solving those problems.People used to frustrate even more when in preface athor used to say 'This book is meant for 8th or 9th grade pupils in USSR schools'
It was by Mir Publishers(part of Nauka publications) who used to arrange book fairs across many cities till 1990.People used to purchase say some 500 page math/physics/chemistry at rock bottom price as low as Rs 100
 
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