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while attending the Dmitri Volkov Memorial Conference in Kharkov (July 2000), next to Lev Landau's portrait.

Why am I with him? Click here.
  • John S. Toll was John A. Wheeler's student at Princeton and came to the University of Maryland in 1953 to build the physics department. He served as the chairman of department until 1965. He hired me as an assistant professor in 1962, and I worked for him until 1965 when he went to Stony Brook as the university president.

    On the door of the chairman's office, he had a sign saying

      For administrative matters, make appointments with my secretary.
      For physics matters, come right in.

    We need more people like John S. Toll in physics. Is physics above money or money above physics? Click here.

    In 1978, Toll came back to Maryland as the chancellor of the State university System, and he became very happy whenever I invited Eugene Wigner to Maryland. Here is my photo with Toll and Wigner. The best thing Toll did for me was to asign me as Dirac's servant when he visited Maryland in 1962. Click here for a story.


      I become very happy when I think, unlike Rodin.


      Socrates fought for and stood by what he believed in.
      I believe in him.

  • Research Interests:

    1. Further contents of Einstein's E = mc2.

    2. Elementary particle theory.

    3. Foundations of quantum mechanics, particularly the question of making the uncertainty principle consistent with special relativity.

    4. Lorentz group applicable to other areas of physics including quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and classical mechanics. Click here.

    5. List of publications.

  • Professional Activities: Organizing international conferences, internet communication system which privides links to webpages for international conferences. You may click http://ysfine.com to see this program.

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    1. Talking with students on various issues.

    2. Collecting Coca-Cola cans of different designs from different countries.

    3. Digital Literature. How to design webpages?

    4. Show and Tell. I like to tell you stories.

  • True Character: I am a freedom-loving boy, and I enjoy talking/listening to everybody in the world. Please e-mail me at yskim@umd.edu if you have brilliant ideas.

  • Click here if you like to know more about me.