A face-to-face interaction with Professor Daniel Rosenfeld

Editor:jyz Date:2019-09-27 Hits:128


At 12:00p.m., September 11th, 2019, professor Daniel Rosenfeld and his wife were warmly welcomed by professors and students of CKCHC. Later, he offered insights into both scientific research and ideaology during a lunch session.


Before the lunch session started, Ying Songmin, the dean of CKCHC, gave the attendants a brief introduction of Prof. Daniel Rosenfeld and his titles. As the lunch session started, Prof. Rosenfeld addressed a lecture on his research interests and experience. He told us he was studying whether environment clouds affect global warming, and his curiosity toward clouds drove him to learn more through pictures from satellites as well as know much math physics knowledge. As for life discovery, he stressed that he wanted to find something that nobody else find, which led to the expanding influence of him and his research. Now the problem he studied has become a global focus, so more and more students and colleagues turned to join and support him. For this he said, “We all know what is important, but no one knows how to describe the importance, and this is the secret of being successful.” He encouraged students to come up with where to run so as to find their own success.



After the lecture, the lunch session moved on to the Q&A session. Students put forward many interesting questions on global warming, geology, mathematic models and so on. Professor showed his deep mastery on those topics and used concise language to explain each one, from which students profited a lot. A student majored in math raised a question on the Butterfly Effect, to which the answer was Three Body Theory according to Prof. Rosenfeld. He gave an example of Earth-Moon system and explained that normally the moon revolves around the earth, but if there were even a severely small celestial body added between them, the trajectory of all three of them would evolve to form a completely different system eventually. That meant everything human had done would have influence on our environment. Prof. Rosenfeld also underlined that youngsters should cultivate research capability, or the ability of seeking truth. When reading reports holding contrary viewpoints, we ought not to judge by the surface. Instead, we should be able to trace to its source and dig out the essence regardless of barriers and difficulties. Work out to find tools, he said. This session ended with applause echoing in the meeting room.



Upon wrapping up the whole interaction, professor Daniel Rosenfeld and his wife took a group photo with all the attendants.