Author: LI Sihui |
When it comes to my story with CIOMP, memories flood into my mind.
When I was a little child in kindergarten, my mom occupied herself with preparations for the launch of the Light journal. Due to time differences, she always had meetings with foreign partners at night. More than once, I was given a pen with a few pieces of paper to draw pictures with and told to wait for her at the editorial office. Many times I felt asleep on the office sofa with beautiful dreams of CIOMP.
I saw a big telescope for the first time on CIOMP Open Day when I was in primary school. Words failed to express how shocked and excited I was. It was in CIOMP that I had a chance to learn more knowledge in optics and to see so many optical instruments.
In middle school, I took part in the CIOMP summer camp. Many graduate students from CIOMP volunteered as camp counselors, teaching us about optics and showing us many kinds of interesting optical experiments. We had lectures in the amazing meeting hall in the newly built CIOMP Academic Exchange Center, with sunshine coming through the glass roof. We also had lunches in CIOMP staff canteen. It made me think of how proud and happy one would be to work and study in CIOMP.
Time flies, now I am in senior high school. When I had to choose between liberal arts or science for my future study focus, I picked science without hesitation, because I want to become a scientist to create technology for the benefit of humankind just like all the CIOMP members do.
This year is the 70th anniversary of CIOMP, and I want to send it my most sincere birthday wishes. I am sure my story with CIOMP will go on and on.