[Journalist] Is Professor Hur Joon -yi?
Huh Jun, who won the Fields Prize on the 5th of the 5th, shows a grim comment on the professor‘s article that he is just American.
He is an American who was born when his parents studied in the United States and gained American nationality. But after two years of age, he returned to Korea and did high school, bachelor, and master’s degree in Korea. In that sense, he can be called ‘Made in Korea’.
Finally, he grew up in the Korean system and not only grew up as a global scholar of basic science, but also received an international certification of Nobel.
However, in his life trajectory in various media interviews and articles, mathematician Huh Jun-yi is not a success story of Korean education, but an exceptional case that has grown in Korean education.
In many interviews, he was not very good at mathematics when he was in elementary school. In his second year of elementary school, he could not be a multiplication table, and he did not want to solve the problem collection, and he wrote down the answer and was caught by his father. He is different from ordinary mathematics gifted from childhood.
He seems to be good at mathematics in middle and high school, but he didn’t feel much fun in the trial-oriented education. Whether the school was not good, he dropped out of high school, dreaming of becoming a poet.
And he went to Seoul National University’s Physics astronomy as a GED. His mathematics teacher was now a professor, and Heojun said, I also solved the difficult problem soon, but I was weak in studying the test to get exactly at a fixed time. He thought it was ‘lucky yes’ to the news of Seoul National University.
Professor Huh did not feel like studying even when he went to college. He said he went to school for more than 12 semesters because of depression, and he had a lot of D and F credits.
He then meets a Japanese mathematician Hironaka Hisuke, a Japanese mathematician, who is a professor at Seoul National University. His class was initially attended by more than 100 students, but the contents were so difficult that they left only the fingers. Professor Huh did not understand his class at all, but he wanted to be a scientific journalist at the time.
He is a priest and a kind of friend who eats and talks with Professor Hironaka. The relationship continued during the master’s program, and the unique theory learned from Professor Hironaka is the key to solving ‘lead guessing’ when Professor Huh is Ph.D. in the United States. Professor Huh, who solved the lead guessing, quickly becomes a star in the mathematics world.
From the standpoint of making his policy, it is proud that the educational support program that invites overseas scholars such as the Nobel Prize winners to Korea has been effective. If Hironaka did not come to Seoul National University, Huh’s academic journey would have changed completely. It’s an amazing coincidence or destiny.
However, I think that the meeting of a student who was a world-class scholar, but was already in his 70s and had not had many ointments, and the expectation of a student who could be attached next to the professor because he had no expectation to succeed as a mathematician.
Was it a Korean educational support system, including Professor Hironaka’s invitation to Professor Hur?
Professor Huh would have received good teachings for a master’s degree at Seoul National University. But in all domestic curriculum that leads to elementary school, he was an maladjustment. In 1970, he was recommended by Professor Hironaka, the winner of the Fields Prize.
Nevertheless, was it a Korean education system that made him stand up? Is there a Korean education system that pushed him out every stage? Is it right that Korean education recognized him?
The media suggests that he was a controversial, but in fact, his story may not be the growth period of the fisherman, but the power of talent that the Korean system could not embrace.
Although it is an unknown problem for outsiders, is it not right to see that the parents of Professor Huh, the best intellectual, have raised the intellectual, cultural and emotional assets of a group of families? He would have been important to give a tutoring teacher while lucking and to support his six-year college life.
Above all, my smart son repeats his withdrawal and leave of absence, and his parents are waiting for their parents while spending time with a grade-filled report card.
It is clear that Huh’s academic growth is a great story as a human being. However, Professor Huh seems to have to be heavier and more serious about the reality of Korean education. Can Korean education still embrace and raise young Heo Jun in elementary and secondary schools? Even if his father is a professor at Korea University, his mother is not a professor at Seoul National University?