Zhejiang spotlights former residences of famed scientists
The Zhejiang Association of Science and Technology recently released a list of six esteemed scientists' former residences or memorial halls in Zhejiang province, which will serve as the province's first education bases to celebrate scientists.
Zhejiang authorities expressed hope that young scientists and scholars visiting these places can seek inspiration from their predecessors to carry out scientific undertakings.
The sites are Qian Xuesen's former residence in Hangzhou, Zhu Kezhen's former residence in Shaoxing, the Zhu Kezhen Memorial Hall in Hangzhou, Su Buqing's former residence in Pingyang, Tu Youyou's former residence in Ningbo, the Tan Jiazhen Life Science Education Hall in Ningbo, and Yan Jici's former residence in Dongyang.
Qian Xuesen's former residence in Hangzhou is a well-preserved Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) courtyard house. Qian (1911-2011) was a distinguished physicist and founder of China's space industry. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
A sculpture of Zhu Kezhen (1890-1974) inside Zhu's former residence in Shaoxing. Zhu, born in Shaoxing, was the founding father of modern geography and meteorology in China. He was also president of Zhejiang University for 13 years and set the stage for it to become one of the best universities in China. [Photo/ zjol.com.cn]
Su Buqing's former residence, located in Tengdai village, Pingyang county, is a late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) building. Su (1902-2003), born and raised in Pingyang, was a distinguished mathematician and former president of the esteemed Fudan University. [Photo/ zjol.com.cn]
A sculpture of Tu Youyou inside her former residence in Ningbo, where she spent her childhood. Tu, born in 1930, is a pharmaceutical chemist who received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin in an herb, which can treat malaria. [Photo/ zjol.com.cn]
The Tan Jiazhen Life Science Education Hall, spanning an area of 1,000 square meters in Ningbo's Jiangbei district, pays tribute to Ningbo native Tan Jiazhen (1909-2008) ,who was a founding father of modern genetics in China. [Photo/ zjol.com.cn]
Yan Jici's former residence is located in Hengdian town, Dongyang city. Yan (1901-1996), born and raised in Dongyang, was a distinguished physicist and former president of the esteemed University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). [Photo/ zjol.com.cn]