Welcome to Harry's world

Welcome to Harry's world

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A quasi-physicist, being ordinary but dreaming of the extraordinaries

Hello world! Welcome to my first blog. I can’t thank Young Post enough for giving me this chance to write a regular blog about physics and maths. I must also thank YOU, no matter who you are: the one forced to read this due to my fierce Facebook messages, the one forced by your teacher to read Young Post, or even the one who brilliantly follow the updates of Young Post, for reading my first blog in life (and for being a potential constant viewer).    

Okay, to keep you here, I’d better get to the point at once!

Who am I?

My name is Harry Tam Pok-man. I’ve just turned 18 and graduated from Sing Yin Secondary School. The reason why I’m invited to write a regular blog for Young Post is that I’m incurably interested in physics and mathematics. I started developing this passion for physics when I stumbled across a book Black Holes and White Holes, in Primary 5. I used to read it during lessons (don’t follow suit) and I felt like I was being brought into a wonderland! Since then, I have read various books about physics, and due to a strong correlation (what a useful technical term) between physics and maths, I have become a math lover as well.

More than just having a strong liking, I’m also lucky enough to have the privilege of representing Hong Kong in several physics competitions overseas, including the 44th International Physics Olympiad last summer, and the 45th International Physics Olympiad the coming summer.

But what is important to you, my dear readers, is that I’m enthusiastic about popularising science. I enjoy sharing with you what I have learnt in physics and maths. I presumably don’t have the ability to make one understand the theory of relativity in five minutes, or make one understand quantum mechanics in five years (as the Nobel laureate Richard Feynman once said, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics”), but I’m the kind of person who is always willing to try! Indeed, as I am at about your age, I believe you can understand physics and maths as well as I do (assuming that you follow my blog constantly).

So, am I a science geek and is this blog for geeks? By no means! Scientists are not all with chaotic edges (please refer to my picture) who focus only on science. Many of them live a colourful life and it is the colours that keep their brains vibrant. I, a quasi-physicist, am also interested in running, playing football, watching Hollywood films, listening to Taylor Swift … and I am also a Sherlockian. (Or a Holmesian, which is a simple way of naming a fan of Sherlock Holmes.)

PS. My favorite topic in physics is high-temperature superconductivity.

Then what is this blog really about and what is it for?

Bingo, this blog is about popularising physics and maths, and it’s totally for YOU. In this blog, I’m going to share with you some current breakthroughs in physics and maths. (In a reader-friendly manner, of course.) Being a keen storyteller, I will also tell you about fascinating anecdotes about famous scientists. (How about the romance of Einstein?) Above all, I’m going to introduce to you the coolest concepts and ideas about physics and maths, which I think are enough to make you a real geek ... joking!

Frankly speaking, reading this blog isn’t going to make you an expert, simply because the guy here writing this blog is not an expert either (yet). Still, I promise I will try my best to show you the inner beauty of this world. Physics and mathematics together unveil a whole lot of dazzling stories about nature. These stories don’t really require their readers to be a genius, only a willing heart to understand.

Sometimes, I will also share with you my experience of studying physics and maths, including my experience of partaking in the physics competitions overseas. There, I met many young and brilliant physicists (who are not geeks either) and also learnt about their cultures.

By the way, solving problems is an important spirit of science and thus I will irregularly post funny problems on my blog. Problem solving is very interesting, but only when you can solve it. Get stuck? Don’t be frustrated, I'll be responsibly and post the answers as well.

So I think this is it. You can leave your comments down hbelow or send me your feedback to harrytam2005@yahoo.com.hk. You can also find me on Facebook, just search “Harry Tam” or do a search using the email address mentioned above. I’m always willing to make new friends. (See, I’m not a geek!).

Remember to come back!

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8 Comments

Anto

22:00pm

I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and rtieropng! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website .

Andi

22:07pm

Any teacher conrndesiig voting Tory is a fool. Dave's plans include freeing schools to pay the best teachers more. In other words destroying the national agreement on pay and conditions. This would of course leave teachers' pay and conditions at the whim of head teachers. History teachers would be doubly foolish unless they want to teach the grand sweep of British history that the Tories recommend. Double doses of Empire and Churchill all round then

Jose

22:07pm

As nearly evnyoree knows, teaching is not simply about academic brilliance (even if we did agree what that meant) is it? He might be good at Maths but would you want Rain Man teaching your son?

Chocho

22:30pm

richer gaming eerepixnce you shoulda bought a psp or a dam gamboy. 90% of ipod apps are **** or useless. I got a game on my zune called audiosurf tilt. i love that game so much i havent even played the other new ones i downloaded. its free you get it off the zune site. its a game that changes based on the song you select out of your music on the zune. then the game plays into with the music it is so amazing. i play that with a good song and i space out. the timing is great. graphics are oooooo

Dayat

22:33pm

i just bought my zune hd, its amesowe.. im not some lil **** kid that needs apps, theyr just to pass the time, i work so. i need music, the zune is great at that, you get double the space on the zune for the same price, and it looks better and you know it does apple fanboys, but its good for me and thats what matters

Pramod

22:38pm

Thank you so much Judith and Celia. What an honor it is to be featured on Bright Ideas, a blog that has inmorfed and inspired me from the beginning.This blog was made possible by my participation in the VicPLN Program. If you want to start blogging look around for some excellent professional development, such as the VicPLN Program, give it a go and join the conversation. It's well worth it!

Sudhir

22:40pm

Hiya Katina, so sorry hun I was spose to come over before now to tnoakyhu so much for your kind words and advice regarding Nialls review :) you wasnt speaking out of turn at all and I really appreciated your thoughts. This is a gorgeous card, love the colours, and the girlie is toooooo cute! Joey ****

Arlind

22:45pm

Hi Katina,Hope you are well. Oh My Goodness this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! How stinkin cute is this image lol, love it, love the gougeors dp, the colour scheme is just gougeors. Love the layout and the little gems. Coloured to perfection as always.Hugs Jacqui xxxx