郑大培 / Ta-Pei Cheng

    What I enjoy most doing in theoretical physics is the pleasure of seeing how beautifully the universe are put together the aesthetics of physics. This is also why I enjoy writing books collecting items to show how a good theory can bring so many disparate parts together. As it turns out, I also enjoy teaching very much. I do it reasonably well because I find explaining things well to be a real pleasure and because I do have the ability to empathize with the students who are trying to learn.

徐一鸿 / Tony A. Zee

    When my family immigrated from Hong Kong to Brazil, my mother did not know whether we would be able to attend school there. So she bought many books, one of which talks about physics, to bring with us. I was reading that book on the ship (back to then, it took 50 days to sail from Hong Kong to Brazil, while today's young people only spend one day on such distance), and became interested in physics.

 

    We have planned this Scientific Interview project for a long time. By this project, we hope to give light to those young people who dream for science, as well as discuss the meaning of dreams and life, through conversations with people living a relatively pure life. Anyway, schools are not only for teaching skills (science might not possibly be learned successfully), but for saving young people from struggling with making a living too early. The later is closely related to every young person. If we can continue this project, it will be part of the magazine Goodbye Fantasy, with no planned timeframe. The overall magazine contains both Chinese and English contents, Chinese version warranted but English version available only in certain circumstances. Following the convention of Goodbye Fantasy, we will try our best to keep all text copylefted, so that they can be distributed as easily as possible.

    This issue contains interviews with two Chinese theoretical physicists in the U.S. The selection of interviewees is based on the professional interest of the initiator of this project. However, another reason is that through theoretical physics, we could always see the entire picture of science. For the purpose of comparison, we asked similar sets of questions. We avoided professional questions as much as possible, to make these interviews beneficial to as many young people as possible. But at the same time, we also tried keep our interviews science-oriented.

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