Y. S. Kim's Princeton Page

    Orren Jack Turner was a distinguished photographer in Princeton. He was a WWII veteran. In 1945, he inherited the photo studio established by his father, and he started taking photos. He took this 1947 photo of Einstein, and donated his copyright to the U.S.Library of Congress.

    Many people are happy with their own photos taken by him, and they posted them to internet. Click here for the photos.

    There is another person very happy with his photo taken by Orren Jack Turner. He received his PhD degree in June of 1961, the day before the commencement ceremony. This person is very important to me.

  • Richard Feynman was the most creative American physicist in the 20th Century. He received his PhD degree in 1942. His thesis advisor was John A. Wheeler.

  • In 1966, I received a death sentence (ordering me to stop doing physics) from the physics community for publishing a paper not consistent with Princeton's view. I survived only because Feynman in 1970 expressed his view consistent with mine. From there, I regained my courage. Feynman was my savior.

  • It is fun to talk about Feynman. I maintain my own Feynman site. Feynman was a very colorful person. You will also be interested in the following pages.
    1. Artist. Feynman was an artist. He used to draw pictures when he was doing physics. This resulted in Feynman diagrams.
    2. Rio de Janeiro. Feynman used to there very often to join Brazil's Samba artists.

  • According to Feynman, the adventure of our science of physics is a perpetual attempt to recognize that the different aspects of nature are really different aspects of the same thing.

    1. Feynman published approximately 150 papers. Thus it is fun to see whether those papers can be combined into one. I could not do this, but I was able to combine three of them into one. Click here for a story.

    2. Eugene Wigner also published many papers. In 1939, Wigner published his paper on internal space time symmetries of elementary particles. In 1953 with Inonu, he published a paper on group contractions. It is fun to combine those into one paper.

    3. I published about 200 papers. According to Feynman's definition of physics, I should be able to combine all those into one paper. This is what I am trying to do.

  • New York City. I used to go to New York very often when I was in Princeton (1958-62). It takes one hour by train to go to New York. You can learn many things from this city.

  • Digital Literature. I learned how to construct webpages during my Princeton years (1958-62). At that time, the concept of internet was far beyond human imagination. How was this possible?