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Frank Wilczek: Open the Complicated World with the Language of Physics

November 24, 2020      Author:

Frank Wilczek, the director of Tsung-Dao Lee Institute and also an outstanding theoretical physicist and mathematician, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004 for his achievements in quark particle theory. His research involves condensed matter physics, astrophysics, and particle physics.

Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, established in 2016 in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, focuses on scientific issues which are globally acknowledged as the most important ones in the 21st century, and carries out major research in three directions: particle and nuclear physics, astronomy and astrophysics, and fundamental quantum science. Mr. Wilczek is the first director of Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, who has made every endeavor in promoting scientific research and talent cultivation since he took the office in 2017.

As a theoretical physicist, Wilczek not only has enough wisdom and skills to master physics, the science that help us understand the nature of the world, but also has a great passion for philosophy and art. By drawing inspiration from philosophers' works, Wilczek can always explain complex physical concepts in a vivid and interesting way. 

Recently, Frank Wilczek participated in the third World Laureates Forum. In the interview, he said that Shanghai is getting closer to the goal of "becoming a desirable destination for top scientific elites". In his opinion, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute is already very international. However, patience and luck are still needed to attract the best talents and make Shanghai a talent highland with global intelligence. At the same time, he also pointed out that "scientists should explore new areas that are not yet mature, and promote these emerging areas to maturity". This is also his outlook for the future direction of Tsung-Dao Lee Institute.


Source: Tsung-Dao Lee Institute