Physics accounts for a large part of the modern scientific system.
The various theories of mechanics, as well as experiments, were in turn key in triggering revolutionary advances in physics.
From the smallest mechanical watch in the hand to the largest aircraft in the sky, ships in the water, cars and trains on land, all of these are inseparable from the study of mechanics.
In England, the leader of the modern industrial revolution, a great physicist, Isaac Newton, was born.
His inventions have contributed to the development of modern physics.
And in Germany, a modern industrial powerhouse, there was a scientist of Jewish origin named Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity that played a key role in the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb in the United States.
The advent of the atomic bomb played a crucial role in the changing world situation after World War II.
Both scientists were unparalleled geniuses of their time.
Yet our country has a man of equal genius.
Under his leadership, our country developed our own atomic bomb in just a few years.
With such nuclear weapons, we no longer have to look up to others and be threatened by them.
Our country's position in the world has improved significantly, and moreover, we have made outstanding contributions to world peace.
Who is this person?
In fact, those who are familiar with modern Chinese history can easily think of him as Qian Xuesen, a famous physicist in China.
When it comes to genius, that is naturally different from ordinary people.
Whether it is the brain's thinking patterns or learning habits, geniuses are equipped with different characteristics of ordinary people.
The great American inventor Thomas Edison once said, "Genius is composed of 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, but that 1% inspiration is the most important."
Newton was like this, Einstein was like this, and this scientist of our country is still like this.
In this article, let me introduce you to these three geniuses, what are their characteristics? And what are their achievements?
Newton was born in the 17th century in England in a small estate located in the countryside, because it was born prematurely, so the body is very small, so small that it can even fit into a large cup.
When he was young, he did not do well in school, but he liked to read books on mechanical engineering, and he worked hard with his hands, making "little inventions" when he had nothing to do.
These "inventions" seem to be simple children's toys, but they have a primary craft color.
His love of experimentation, in turn, was the very foundation of his study of physics.
As he grew up, he was exposed to a lot more esoteric math, physics, and astronomy in high school and college.
With these theories as his guide, a ripe apple happened to hit him on the head while he was resting under the tree.
Although the apple smashed raw pain, but he had a flash of light, thinking why the apple did not fly to the sky, but fell to the ground?
If we were ordinary people, we would be laughed at for having such thoughts. After all, what is taken for granted is something that no one pays attention to.
However, genius is different from ordinary people, and his bright idea led him to research and finally discover the law of gravity.
And this law also laid the foundation for the development of mechanics in later generations.
Of course, his life is not all smooth, early years because of the family poor, also repeatedly dropped out of school, but also in his tenacity, he persevered.
So genius that 99% of the hard work is also essential.
The Age of Einstein
Einstein's status was unique in that although he was German, in his day Germans of Jewish descent were not really welcome in their own country and even had their lives in danger.
On the eve of World War II, Germany's attitude toward Jews was so bad that even native-born natives were deported and arrested.
In desperation, Einstein had to leave his homeland with his compatriots and go to other countries.
In the United States, a large immigrant country, he finally found the opportunity to be able to play to his strengths.
He was a very bright man from a young age, obsessed with mathematics, and received his doctorate from the University of Zurich at a young age.
At the same time, he extracted a series of ideas from the Western classical philosophy, and proposed the "theory of relativity" and the "law of conservation of energy".
These philosophical ideas, which eventually have been applied to physics, played a key role in the Manhattan Project in the United States.
And the purpose of the Manhattan Project was to produce atomic bombs with sufficient lethality and deterrence.
Perhaps even he himself may not have been able to imagine that his theories had a great impact on the world landscape after the Second World War, too.
From Einstein, we can see that geniuses are always unconventional, good at using leapfrog and cross-border thinking, and translating all these ideas into a basis for reality.
The era of Qian Xuesen
Like Newton and Einstein, Qian Xuesen is a physicist.
But unlike the two of them, Qian Xuesen comes from a prestigious family and a scholarly family, and has received a good education in both Eastern and Western cultures since childhood.
Although he grew up during the war years in China, he was able to go abroad to study in the United States due to his good grades, and was able to study and do experiments in peace and quiet in the United States.
With his intelligence and hard work, he earned his PhD in aeronautics and mathematics from a prestigious American university in his early 20s, and was able to stay in school to teach and conduct scientific research at the same time.
This condition is not available in other countries and regions of the world.
More importantly, the United States, as the primary victor in World War II, had the right to investigate the defeated country.
During World War II, German scientists invented the V1 and V2 rockets and jet planes, an era-spanning weapon that did not save Hitler from defeat, but opened up a new era in the field of science.
As an expert in the field of American aviation, Qian Xuesen was able to personally go to Germany to study German rocket technology and then form a report to submit to the U.S. Department of Defense.
However, Qian Xuesen is not only a physicist, but also a Chinese, with the blood of the Chinese nation flowing in his body.
After the founding of New China, a hundred things were waiting to be done, and Qian Xuesen learned about the news across the ocean through radio and newspapers.
With a heart of gold, he wanted to join the arms of his country and contribute to its development.
Naturally, the Americans will not let him off the hook easily.
In their eyes, Qian Xuesen, who has mastered the top American technology, is no less than three Army divisions.
They arrested Qian Xuesen and wanted him to submit.
But Qian Xuesen, with his tenacity, never lowered his noble head.
His teachers and classmates also went back and forth to work for his freedom.
At the same time, our country is very concerned about this.
Finally, with the efforts of many parties, Qian Xuesen broke through the shackles and returned to the embrace of his country.
Although the research conditions in China were very difficult at that time, he, together with those scientists who came back from abroad with the same passion, worked hard to develop the atomic bomb and rocket delivery technology for our country in the shortest possible time.
This great creation directly broke the pattern of the two-tier division of the world between the United States and the Soviet Union.
It was only then that China, as a great nation, really stood up in the world.
Genius is not only smart, but also has a patriotic heart.
Talent is unattainable, but efforts are necessary, but the most critical point is that genius must have the right world view, values and pattern.
Although Newton, Einstein and Qian Xuesen came from different times and different countries, their efforts were all making outstanding contributions to the development and peace of the world.
And of course, genius is not unique. Everyone has his or her own understanding of genius, and as the saying goes, there are many talented people in all walks of life, and to be able to show one's talent in one's own field and realize one's value in life can also be regarded as genius. What do you think?