Y. S. Kim's People
- In 1983, Princeton was nice enough to accept my son to the class of
1987. In 1987, Sam Treiman was the chairman of the physics department
and invited me to the reception honoring graduating seniors. It was
a momorable meeting for me since he was my thesis advisor. I
received my PhD degree in 1961.
- Treiman, Sam Treiman with Y. S. Kim and his son at Princeton (1987).
- Brooke Shields was in my son's class of 1987, and she was the most popular figure during the three days of alumni re-union preceding the commencement. I took many photos of Brooke who was the most beautiful American girl at that time.
- My own Commencement (1961).
This photo was taken during the 1961 commencement ceremony held in June.
I was in the crowd standing to get their PhD degrees. I had a close-up
view of Dean Rusk, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Mary Bunting
who were among the recipients of honorary degrees. Mary Bunting was
the president of Radcliffe College and a mother of five children.
- I was there. This photo was taken by my friend. At that time, it was very difficult to focus the camera for moving persons.
- Here is another photo.
- My father was among the guests who came to congratulate me. This photo was taken the day before the commencement by Orren Jack Turner who is famous for producing the 1947 photo of Einstein.
1910 (top) and 2000.
- Year 2000. I was there again with
my wife to participate the 100th anniversary celebration of Princeton's
graduate school. In 1910, it was ten years old, the graduate school
produced one Korean PhD.
His name was Syngman Rhee, who became the founding president of Korea in 1948.
When I was a graduate student (1958-61), he was regarded as an embarassment
(the dictator of an underdeveloped country) to
Princeton. Things are different these days. There is the Syngman Rhee
lecture hall in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.
- Princeton's New PhDs: Princeton's one old PhD and with new PhDs under the Cleveland Tower (May 2000).
- Graduate School P-rade (May 2000). The P-rade is the parade of Princeton alumni, and is tradtionally an undergraduate event. Graduate alums are second-class citizens. In 2000, in celebration of the 100th anniversary, those Princeton PhD were invited to be the first group in the parade. I went there and I was in the group.
- with Harold Shapiro,
the president of the University (1986-2001) during the Graduate
School Centennial gala dinner held at the Jadwin Gymnasium on
December 15, 2000. Mrs. Shapiro is in the middle.
Shirley Tilghman became the president in 2001. She
is the first lady president of Princeton University. This photo was
taken during the dinner honoring Harold Shapiro in February 2004.
Shapiro was the recipient of the 2004 James Madison medal given by the
Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. Madison was a Princeton
graduate and the fourth president of the United States.
- During my last two years in Princeton (1960-62), I was one of the six boys
who shared a house. Four of them were physicists, one mathematician, and
one musician. I took some photos with my
- Carnation milk boxes. We knew dry milk is much healthier and also cheaper. Thus, we consumed boxes of Carnation powdered milk. This photo tells the story. In this photo are George Henry, myself, John Belinfante, John Bronzan, and Fred Murphy. Belinfante did not live with us, but used to come to our place often.
- Paul Schweitzer was the mathematician who lived with us. He now lives in Rio de Janeiro. This old b/w photo was taken during the summer of 1961. When he came to In April of 2000, he attended a math conference held at the Univ. of Maryland. We had a breakfast together and talked about those good old days, and we then produced this photo
- John Bronzan is now at Rutgers University. His thesis advisor was Sam Treiman. He gave a speech of appreciation at Treiman's retirement dinner.
- In 1961, I looked like this.
- Wigner at home. Patrica Eileen and Eugene Paul Wigner at their house in Princeton (1991).
- Wigner with grand daugters. Photo (1986) courtesy of Charles Upton.
- Wigner listening to Murray Gell-Mann (1988).
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von Neumann-related Photos
- von Neumann in home living room, photo by Alan Richards, courtesy of the Archives of the Institute for Advanced Study.
- Budapest. von Neumann's High School in Budapest. In addition to von Neumann, this high school produced two Nobel laureates. Do you know who they are?
- Von Neumann and Oppenheimer in front of Von Neumann's Institute computer. If Oppenheimer is not very happy in this photo, there is a good reason. The Institute decided to discontinue Von Neumann's computer project, because the electric bill was too high (too many vacuum tubes), and because too many engineers were involved. This is regarded as the worst mistake made by the Institute. Click here for one of the minor mistakes.
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- Richard P. Feynman (1918-88). Feynman's photo hanging on the third floor of Jadwin Hall (physics building) of Princeton University.
- Feynman with Paul A. M. Dirac in Poland (1962), courtesy of Caltech Photo Archive. Photo by Marek Holzman.
- Click here, for more Feynman-related photos. As you know, Feynman was one of the most colorful persons of the 20th century.
- I like him.
- Val Fitch with John Bardeen, during the first Wigner Symposium held at the University of Maryland In May of 1988. John Bardeen was Wigner's student. and won two Nobel Prizes.
- Win Risk, Val Fitch, Fred Goldhaber, and Dave Cassel, during the 1962 departmental picnic in front of the Cosmic Ray Laboratory.
- Cosmic Ray Laboratory. This building, now called the Elementary Particles Lab, was built as a temporary building during the WW-II period. This is one of the permanent temporary buildings on the campus. Val Fitch started his research program in this building.
- Weinberg and Treiman (1985). Steven Weinberg was Sam Treiman's first student at Princeton. He received his degree in 1957. Since my advisor was also Treiman, I had to read his thesis before writing mine. I received my degree in 1961.
- Steve Weinberg surrounded by young admirers during the first Wigner Symposium held at the Univ. of Maryland in 1988.
Talking to Wigner. Steve Weinberg talking to Wigner when
he was a graduate student at Princeton (1957).
Daniel Sperber is also in this photo. He was a student working for Eugene Wigner when I went there in 1958. He told me what to do and what not to do as a graduate student. I was so happy to meet him again at a conference honoring John A. Wheeler in Princeton (2002). I had a photo with him.
Home Page. Weinberg's home page at the Univ. of
- A happy couple at the Wheeler Estate in Maine (1991).
Wheeler was not my thesis advisor, but I was crazy enough to be remembered by him, and I maintain my Wheeler album.
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In addition, Wheeler played the pivotal role in constructing the physics progam at the University of Maryland. Curly Byrd was the president of the University of Maryland from 1936 to 1954. He was a football player when he was a student, and made his university a football-strong university.
- Toll and Wheeler
Two happy men (College Park 2001). Johnny Toll came to the Univ. of
Maryland from Princeton in 1953 and built the Physics Department.
Recently the Physics Building was named "John S. Toll Physics Building."
John Archibald Wheeler came to the dedication ceremony held in May of
2001. Wheeler was Toll's dissertation advisor at Princeton. Jordan
Goodman, also in this photo, is the current Chairman of the Department,
and was responsible for making these two gentlemen happy.
- Physics Faculty at the University
of Maryland (1963). I came to the University of Maryland in 1962 as
an assistant professor, after spending one year at Princeton as a
How did I look then?
- Jim Woods. Jim Woods came to Princeton
one year ahead of me in 1957, and was Wightman's student. We spent five
years together at the University of Maryland (1963-8). This photo was taken while
both of us were attending a conference held in Goslar (Germany 1996).
- with John Toll, Wigner, Mrs. Toll
(photo by Joan Hamilton, 1986).
I came to the Univ. of Maryland in 1962 when Johnny Toll was the
Chairman of the Physics Department. He was
Wheeler's student. He came to Maryland in 1953 and started building
the physics department. Toll went to Stony Brook in 1965 as the
president, but came back to Maryland as the Chanceller of the University
System in 1978. Since I cam to Maryland in 1978, my life was not
always easy, but Johnny was always behind me. He passed away in
2010. Toll used become very happy whenever Wigner came to Maryland
at my invitation.
- Wheeler Boys and Girls.
A gathering of Wheeler boys and girls during the Workshop on Squeezed
States and Uncertainty Relations held at the Univ. of Maryland
(March 1991). John Toll, Charles Misner, Dieter Brill, Bei-Lok Hu
are in this photo, and they were Wheeler's students in Princeton.
I am in this photo. I was not his student, but was crazy enough
to be remembered by him.
- Jim Hartle with the Brills,
suring the first Workshop on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations
held at the Univ. of Maryland in March of 1991. Jim Hartle was an
undergraduate student when I went to Princeton in 1958. His family
base is in Maryland. He comes to Marland very often.
- Princeton's incoming graduate students (1968).
In this photo are Alan Nathan and Bill Caswell. They came from the Univ. of
Maryland, and they were in my class during their senior year. Alan Nathan is
now a professor at the Univ. of Illinois. Here is
his home page.
Bill Caswell was
on the ill-fated United Airlines flight that was steered toward the White House
but crashed in an open field near Shanksville (Pennsylvania) on September 11 (2002).
Based on what I know about him, I could say that he was one of those passengers
who attempted to subdue the terrorists. There is one young lady among those
students. Her name was and still is Glennys Farrar. Here is
her home page.
- Joe Redish and Wally Greenberg
(1980). Redish did his undergraduate work at Princeton and went to
MIT to get his PhD degree. Greenberg was Wightman's student at
Princeton. They are at the University of Maryland, and I see them
- Kirwan. William Kirwan
came to the University of Maryland, Math Department, in 1964. I
came to the Physics Department in 1962. He is now the Chancellor
of the State-wide System of the University of Maryland. When he was
in various administrative positions at College Park Campus, he was
very helpful to me. Photo taken in November 2002.
- with Joe Weber (1999). Joe left us in
2000. Here is
an earlier photo.
- Mott. Daniel Mott was the President
of the University of Maryland until 2010. He used to come to the University
Senate to give speeches while I was one of the senators for many years. I
like him very much.
- James J. Griffin was Wheeler's
student and got his degree in 1956, before Wheeler became interested
in general relativity. In 1959, he completed the translation of
Winger's book Group Theory and
its Application to the Quantum Mechanics of Atomic Spectra
from German to English and from the left-hand coordinate system to
right-hand system. In this photo, he is in his office at the Univ.
of Maryland (2008).
- Popular Teachers
invited to a student party (2000). With me is Satindar Bhagat, who also came to
the UMD in 1962. He was always a good teacher, but I was sometimes.
- with Gaurang Yodh
from the UC Irvine. He came to the University of Maryland one year
before I did as a senior faculty member. I used to ask his advice
whenever I had difficult problems. I was so happy to see him again
when he was visiting Maryland in March of 2003.
- John Klauder, with
his daughter (Lake Balatonfurd, Hungary, 1997). I met Klauder while
we both were students at Princeton. He was several years ahead of me.
Since 1980, he has been very helpful to me whenever I needed his help.
- Happy Couple in Hungary enjoying dinner during the Wigner Centennial Conference held in Pecs (July 2002).
- Listening to me on a Potomac cruise boat in 1986. Eugene Wigner was on the same boat.
- with deers in Nara (Japan 1994).
- Klauder's Home Page at the University of Florida.
- with Marilyn Noz (New York 1975).
- Marilyn Noz with her friends Noz (center), Tom Karr (far left) and Mike Haberman (far right) (Maryland 1992). Behind Noz is Charles Smarsh.
- with Marilyn (New York 2003).
- with Daesoo Han and his son,
in front of the Physics Building of the Univ. of Maryland (June 2000).
- with BJ, J. D. Bjorken,
E. A. Paschos, and Y. S. Kim (Princeton 1999), who like Lorentz pancakes.
- Wolfenstein (1997), Kim
learned atomic physics from Lincoln Wolfenstein when he was an
undergraduate junior at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1956-57).
- with Baranger (1997),
Kim learned quantum mechanics from Michel Baranger when he was an
undergraduate senior at Carnegie Tech (1957-58).
- with Francis Low, at the
MIT faculty club (1997).
Raymond Streater spent his postoctoral years at
Princeton when I was a graduate student there. While there, he wrote a
book with A. S. Wightman entitled "CPT, Spin and Statistics, and
All That." You are invited to his webpage.
- with Vladimir Man'ko and Moisey
Aleksandrovich Markov from the Lebedev Physical
Institute (Moscow) during the 13th International Colloquium on Group
Theoretical Methods in Physics held in College Park, Maryland (1984).
Only super-Russians could travel to the United States in 1984.
Click here for more Man'ko photos.
with Anatoly Logunov (1992), and Kim Dae-Jung (1970).
- Anatoly Logunov was a very
important person to me. I published
my first paper when I was a graduate student (1961). It was about
Logunov's work. At that time, the Soviet Union was an unimpeachable world.
To me, however, it was and still is much easier to read the papers written by
In 1992, Academician Logunov visited the University of Maryland. He was the president of Moscow State University then. In 1999, he was the director of the Institute for High Energy Physics at Protvino (about 100 km south of Moscow). He invited me to a conference he hosted there. He told me he enjoyed his trip to Korea immensely, and showed me his watch with carrying the signature of Kim Dae-Jung. I told him I have a photo with Kim taken in 1970. Kim DJ was South Korea's president from 1997-2002, and was Korea's first recipient of the Nobel prize. His prize was for peace.
- My photo with Kim Dae-Jung (1970). I was very happy to tell Logunov that I have this photo.
- 1999. I had a photo with Logunov at his Institute for High Eenergy Physics.
- Like my sisters. The staff members of his Institute greeted me like this. This photo was taken by the Institute photographer.
- Lusia Bonner (Mrs. Sakharov).
This photo was taken during the first Sakharov conference held in 1991
at the Lebedev Institute (Moscow). John A. Wheeler is on far right.
I was standing between two ladies. One on my right is Mrs. Sakharov, and
the other is Tatiana Faberge, a Russian lady working at CERN (Switzerland).
One second before the camera shot, Vladimir Man'ko squeezed in between
Mrs. Sakharov and myself, and spoiled the show. Since the
Sakharov Conference was supported in part by CERN, Tatiana Faberge was
in charge of collecting registration fees, even from those big shots
who are not accustomed to paying anything for conference.
Mrs. Sakharov is also known as Elena or Yelena Bonner in the literature
- with Henri Bacry in Salamanca
(Spain 1992). He published many papers on Wigner's group
theoretical approach to physics, and I had to read his papers.
- Larry Biedenharn with his wife
in Salamanca (Spain 1992). Here is a
Biedenharn's photo with
Eugene Wigner (1988).
- Veronique Hussin
confronts Roy Glauber during the Harmonic Oscillator Workshop
held at the Univ. of Maryland in 1992.
I met her in Canterbury (England) while attending the ICGTMP (group
theory) conference in 1982. She was a student from Belgium then.
She came to the Univ. of Maryland in 1984 when I organized one of the
meetings in the same ICGTMP series. Since then, we met almost every
year, and she is now one of the leading professors at the Inst. for
Mathematical Research of the Univ. of Montreal. As for Roy Glauber,
you should know who he is.
- with Margarita Man'ko, Roy Glauber, Daesoo Han and
Jong-Jean Kim, in Moscow's Kremlin Theater (May 1992).
- with Ziro Maki in Oxford (England 1993).
Maki is one of the original thinkers among the Japanese physicists,
and I like the Japanese way of thinking.
- with Maurice Kibler,
near the top of the Austrian Alps (1994).
- with Horace Yuen, and others
at one of the department stores in Beijing (June 1995). I met
Horace in 1988 during the Wigner Symposium held
at the University of Maryland. I became interested in application of
the Lorentz group after my association with him.
- with Horace Yuen, during the ICSSUR7 (2001). I become happy whenever I meet him.
- with Inonu and Gromov,
Three group contrationists (Istanbul, 1997).
- David Fernandez, the
Guitarist, during the 5th International Conference on Squeezed States
and Uncertainty Relations at Balatonfuerd (Hungary, 1997).
- Myung Shik Kim,
taller than I am, during the 5th International Conference on Squeezed
States and Uncertainty Relations at Balatonfuerd (Hungary, 1997).
- Yuri Smirnov, in Guadalajara
- Jozsef Janszky, in the U.S. Capitol
building, with a bust of Lajos Kossuth. Who was Kossuth?
for the Wikipedia page.
- Jozsef Janszky, outside the White House (1997).
- with a friendly American lady.
- Jozsef Janszky, with Margarita Man'ko in Pecs during the Wigner Centennial Conference (July 2002).
- Jerzy Kocinski
very happy in Tasmania (Australia 1998).
with Barry Sanders and Daniel Gottesman, in Tasmania
- with N. Mukunda, in
Tasmania (Australia 1998).
- with Bindu Bambah, in
Naples (Ital, May 1999).
- with Sibel Baskal, on
one of the Princess Isles in the Sea of Marmara (Turkey, August 1999).
with Elena Georgieva,
in front of the Physics building of the University of Maryland
- Anatoly Masalov in Evanston
(1998). I met him in Moscow while attending a conference in 1991.
- Sergei Kilin in Dubna, Russia (2000).
I met him in 1994 when I was attending a conference in Minsk.
- with Apostolos Vourdas,
at the restaurant of the Orsay Museum in Paris (July 2000).
- with Dmitri Sorokin and his Father,
in Kharkov (Ukraine 2000).
- with Herbert Walther and Alexander Sergienko,
during ICSSUR7 (Boston 2001). Herbert
seems to be very happy, even though I was bombarded by two
different sources of light.
- with Novikova, Filippov,
Smorodinskaya, during the 23rd meeting of ICGTMP held in
Dubna (August 2000). I met Alexandre Filippov in 1978 while attending
the Neutrino'78 Conference hosted by Purdue University (West Layayette,
- Denis Proskurin and Nadya served
as secretaries for the 23rd meeting of ICGTMP (Dubna, Russia, 2000). It
is a pleasure to recognize the contributions made by young people for
this complex operation.
In Paris, after a Seine cruise (2002).
- Elizabeth Giacobino and Claude
Fabre, during ICSSUR7. Everybody likes to pose with
Elizabeth, but she looks most comfortable with her own French
compatriot (Boston 2001).
- Elizabeth Giacobino, enchanced by Luigi Lugiato (left) and Alessandra Gatti (right). Elizabeth is a very warm-hearted French lady and is one of the leading optical scientists in the world. This photo was taken during the 7th Squeezed State Conference held at Boston University in June of 2001. Lugiato gave a plenary talk at this meeting.
- I met her in China for the first time in 1995, but had not have a photo with her until 2001.
- with the Solimenos in Prague
(July 2001). We met at the old town of Prague while they
were vacationing in Prague, and I was taking an afternoon off from
the conference I was attending. The meeting was a total surprise.
When visited in Naples in 1998 and 1999., they were very nice to me.
Prof. Solimemo spent an entire day to lead me to the church where
St. Thomas Aquinas spent his final years, and took
this photo for me.
- with Howard Brandt,
during the banquet for the 7th Wigner Symposium held at the
Univ. of Maryland (August 2001). He has always been helpful to
me whenever I need help.
- with Warren Siegel (Stony Brook
2001). Warren Siegel is always Warren Siegel.
- Fred Goldhaber became 60. There was a celebration of this event in the form of a one-day conference followed by a banquet at Stony Brook (New York) on October 7 (2001). The title of the conference was ``An Open World of Physics.''
- Fred Goldhaber became 60.
There was a celebration of this event in the
form of a one-day conference followed by a banquet at
Stony Brook (New York) on October 7 (2001). The title of the
conference was "An Open World of Physics."
- with the Lipkins,
during Fred Goldhaber's 60th birthday celebration held at
Stony Brook (October 2001). I heard Lipkin's seminar talk
in 1960 when I was a graduate student at Princeton, and he used
to come to the Univ. of Maryland very often. Harry Lipkin is always
- In Montreal (2004). Harry Lipkin received his PhD degree from Princeton in 1950. His advisor was Milton White, a very distinguished experimental physicist. He used to visit to the University of Maryland often.
- with Sibel Baskal, Elena Georgieva,
and Bilha Segev during the 7th Wigner Symposium
(College Park 2001).
- with two Ukrainian physicists,
during the Akhiezer memorial conference held in Kharkov (Ukraine,
November 2001). On my right is Vadim Demchik, and on my left
(with eye glasses) is Andrey Shcherbakov. Both came from
Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine). They sent me this photo, taken during the
- with Georgy Afanasiev.
I met him at the Hotel Akademicheskaya (Moscow) in October of 1990.
The big news at that time was that Mikhail Gorbachev got the 1990
Nobel peace prize. Afanasiev was kind enough to come all the way
from Dubna (about 100 km north of Moscow) to pick me up. Since then,
we met several times. He gave me his Soviet Army belt because he
knew I am collecting old Soviet items. Recently, I bought one at a
souvenir shop in the Washington area, and I am ready to return his
belt to him. During the above-mentioned Kharkov meeting, we had a
peaceful moment for a photo. He asked me whether I thought he was
a KGB agent when I saw him first time in 1990. I said Yes even
though my true answer was No. This photo was taken in October
of 2001 in Kharkov, Ukraine.
- with Anton Zeilinger, during the Wheeler Symposium held in Princeton (March 2002).
- with Luigi Accardi in Minsk (2002).
- with Carl Bender in Paris (July 2002).
- with Barbara Piechocinka, Gerard `t Hooft, Andre Khrennikov, Cecila Erikkson, Igor Volovich, and Borje Nilsson during the "Foundations of Probability and Physics" conference. `t Hooft is taking away my lady from me (Vaxjo, May, Sweden, 2002).
- with Peter Adam (left) and Hector Moya-Cesa during the Wigner Centennial Conference, Pecs, Hungary (July 2002).
- with Joe Birman and Allan Solomon in Paris (July 2002).
- with Okubo in Paris (July 2002). Susumu Okubo is always Susumu Okubo.
- with Sultan Catto and his wife, enjoying lunch in a Paris cafe (July 2002).
- with Viacheslav Belavkin, during the Feynman Festival held in College Park (August 2002).
- with Thomas Curtright, during the Feynman Festival held in College Park (August 2002).
- with Chung-In Um, during the Feynman Festival held in College Park (August 2002).
- with Boris Gelman, during the Feynman Festival held in College Park (August 2002).
- with Roy Glauber, in Puebla (Mexico 2003).
- with Yoichiro Nambu (College Park 2003).
- with Tom Osborn, Cosmas Zachos, and Bianca Cherchiai (New York 2003). 2
- with Michael Nieto, st the Cincinnati Airport (May 2003). I was coming home from Montreal, and he was going to Amsterdam. We met at the airport's laptop area. station. He could not stand up because his laptop was on his laptop. My laptop was on my back.
- with Mariano Del Olmo, in Cocoyoc (Mexico, August 2004).
- Baha Balantekin and Itzhak Bars in New York (June 2006).
- with Anton Zeilinger, during the Wheeler Symposium held in Princeton (March 2002).
Photo collections continued.
- Music Lover. As Einstein did,
physicists like music.
- Art Lover.
Richard Feynman was an artist.
- Click here, for Y. S. Kim's