Growing up in a modest village in China, I hardly ever had thechance to see many examples of modern technology; people who dig wells by handto obtain drinking water and use ox-driven plows to cultivate their fields don』t have muchuse for televisio and personal computers. But when my father gave me an oldradio to play with, I wanted nothing more than to take apart the contraptionand see what i ide made such interesting sounds. Sitting on the floor with aconfused grin, surrounded by wires and metal, I looked up at my father andasked where the noises were...(有刪節)
......I first read this paragraph from Madame Curie as a 14-year-oldchild, and I still remember how wonderful I felt. I remember thinking,"What esteemed men they were! How hard they worked!" As I grew older,this paragraph became a source of encouragement in the face of adversity. Ibegin to feel a magical blue light twinkling in my heart, kindling a love ofscience, and encouraging me to charge bravely into the unknown world.
I never forgot my adolescent idol, Maria Curie. As I re-read thebook, another pa age leaped out: "She was now 24-an age when some of hergreat contemporaries were to be on the brink of major discoveries... Maria tookthe train from Warsaw to Paris, the intellectual Mecca."
For me, the intellectual Mecca is the United States. ... I hope tocontinue my study and research, as detailed below. One day, I hope to find thepure esthetics of biology and reach its luminous summits.