Top 10 News of Physics89 in 2001

Wang, Fusheng

10. The number of Physics89 employees passes the number of students
Who is the first to work, and who will be the last?

9. Physics89 new marriages: Cui, Lin; Xu, Wang; Du, Weiliang; Wang, Jun; Zhao, Runchuan; and Liu, Xiaoming
How many are still available?

8. Physics89 new baby: Lucas
Who will be the next new parent?

7. Dr. Xu’s Original Digital Photography Gallery.
Dr. Xu will make it a site for Physics89 family ablums as well

6. Los Angeles reunion.
Everybody got to know Huanyong’s flattering theory, but needs time to understand and practice. Thanks for LLP’s 2-week tickets, everybody here got a chance to visit Universal Studio/Sea World for free!

5. Little Bird, as the first crab eater, returns China for business
There is nothing shameful to be the 2nd crab eater?

4. Boss Wu’s visit
The first physics89 professor

3. Ms. Yuan is now the FLG spokeswoman of North America
Who can be as famous as she?

2. Physics89ers safe from 911 attack
God Blesses Physics89!

1. Las Vegas Reunion
Who didn’t laugh out of tears?


Congratulations to Zhao Runchuan’s Marriage

Shen, Chongfei

[Prelude] I still remember, not long time ago, Mark Cao wrote a poem like piece, on how quickly time goes by. I wish I can quote some sentences here. I am still waiting for Lao Fei, to write something as good for this year, to almost move me to tear, on how much I miss you everyone.
A brand new new year again, I wish every one of us, to have a happy time. Happy new year to you, and your family.

— Jun Wang

Yes, I had a wonderful piece in my mind that would most likely gain Wang Jun’s most precious tears. However, I had to abandon my idea because nothing from me could possibly supersede the much more moving masterpiece composed by Runchuan and his bride at the end of the year. Runchuan has gone a long way from appreciating painting, music, carving, calligraphy, John Christopher, photographying, and I’m glad that finally, he found his best form of art. I’ve run out of tears for this year in LV’s hotel and in Lao Wang’s home when laughing belly-breakingly with more than ten of the old friends and their families. So for Runchuan, WangJun and all of you, I offer no tears, but blessings.


Experience in 9-11 Attack

Qiang Ma (Johnny)

My dear friends,

This is Ma, Qiang (Johnny). I want to thank all of you that e-mailed me and called me (my wife picked most of your calls) to express your concerns and show your supports. My work place, World Financial Center, is right next to the WTC. It is completely shut down today. However, I am all right. So I am able to write to you today.


Device Physicist vs. Analog Circuit designer

Canyu Cao and Chongfei Shen


I’m considering switching to analog circuit design. Does anybody have any knowledge in that field? To be frank, my knowledge in that field is equivalent to my knowledge in law.

How does it compare with device physics?

It’s a hard decision for me now, any information will be valueable.


Analog Circuit designer <==> Lawyer, Doctor
Device Physicist <==> Clerk, Nurse

Analog Designer: You will trash your soul for the millions you will earn.
Device Physicist: You will be able to embrace your soul because you have nothing else to hold on to.

Analog Designer: Famous cook who make gourmet dishes.
Device Physicist: Blacksmith who fix cookware for the cook.

Analog Designer: Fashion models who show off their flashy silk shirts.
Device Physicist: Silkworms who originally made the silk.

… …


Some Reflections of the Fall

Gao, Huangyong

It always surprises me how soon the wind from north is coming. A shirt is no longer enough to keep you warm, but you still have a difficult time to remember putting on the jacket. In the night, the sound of the wind reminds you the long and darker winter of last year. You kind of feel lost, wondering if anything has changed.

But the afternoon sun becomes friendlier. You think of it as warm, not as hot. Even it does become hot, you do not complain, like you did ceaselessly just two months ago. Sitting in the sun with a cup of coffee in hand, you even begin to understand those people who lied on the beach when the temperature exceeds 100 degrees. Those people you called idiots just two months ago.


The First Step

Li, Gang

It is now 9:00pm on Dec.24th, 1998. X’mas is coming, and so is the dreaming…

Time went back to four years ago when I just arrived at JFK… Luo Camel and Tang girl were waiting there, waving their hands and I rushed to them… Although only been to States for four months, T-girl and L-camel have already learned how to effectively hug you… I wondered they must have practiced it many times, but with who… ???


Phys’89 Passengers

Wang, Jun

Mr. Zhuang has done a marvelous job, far beyond my expectation. Huang’s work of Phys’89 drivers is also fantastic. I am so thankful to them to be overpraised as the “best driver” of Phys’89, which is obvious an undeserved complimentary to me. But I do drive a lot at our meeting both in Washington and Boston, and lots of guys have been my passengers. So this article is made as replenishment to Huang’s job.