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TEDxTaipei - Jiun-Huei Proty Wu (吳俊輝) - The quest for understanding the universe

探索宇宙的前世今生 吳俊輝是位宇宙學家,任教於台灣大學,為知名人體油畫家張淑美教授之子。十二歲時以水管及廢木料自製兩台天文望遠鏡,嘗試證明月球上有嫦娥,而與宇宙結下不解之緣。後於劍橋大學攻讀宇宙學博士,並在史蒂芬?霍金教授所 領導的「相對論小組」內從事研究,1999年獲得博士學位後在加州大學柏克萊分校及美國航太總署擔任研究員,之後返國服務已逾十年。目前亦為夏威夷阿米巴 宇宙望遠鏡計劃之首席科學家,在台灣從事多項科普推廣工作與社會服務,包含水管望遠鏡DIY的推廣,盼能分享自己的喜樂,也期許學生:「把毅力留給你的人生夢想。」 思索宇宙的偉大與奧祕,如何理解我們與宇宙之間的關係? Professor Jiun-Huei Proty Wu is a cosmologist teaching at National Taiwan University, jointly appointed by Academia Sinica and National Cheng-Chi University. Growing up in Taiwan, he developed a fighting spirit from the challenging experience of military service, an attitude he carried throughout his life. At 12 years of age, he built two telescopes using surplus wood and a PVC water pipe, hoping to prove the existence of the goddess of the moon. Two years later, while using these two telescopes to observe the universe, he successfully captured the astonishing moment when the Comet Halley passed, sparking his career in cosmology. At 28, he obtained his PhD in cosmology from the Relativity Group at Cambridge, led by Professor Stephen Hawking. After working at U.C. Berkeley and NASA, he returned to Taiwan and has been back for over a decade. He is currently the Project Scientist of the cosmological telescope, AMiBA, in Hawaii, and plans to build a time machine at the South Pole to search for the origins of the cosmos. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*
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