Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?I remember coming to the USA, and seeing Lake Michigan at sunrise. On my first day in America I jogged for an hour from my hotel to the lake. It was three degrees Fahrenheit. I realized that, after dreaming about it for a decade, I was finally in America. I was full of joy, knowing that after my life in China I was finally in the land of the free.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?Grandma, she babysat for me when I was young. She influenced me as an engineer and scientist.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire perseverance, modesty and curiosity.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?My friend got drunk and told me that E=2mc^2. And the day after, we tried our best to find the evidence of that. In the quantum world, that is actually possible. So he was not talking nonsense.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would travel around the world. But I also want to visit the North Pole. It is one of the few places that is clean. Plus there are some cool high energy physics facilities there.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I hope to pass on the Warrior Spirit: Never give up, give 100% most of the time, be modest.