Surging news reporter Wu Yi intern Yang Na
After reading the resume of the “post -90s” young mathematician Chen Yan, most people couldn’t help but sigh. He has multiple aura on his body: the youngest winner of the Green Orange Award, and at the age of 25, he has served as a director at American universities. He is currently a professor of geometry and physics research center of the Chinese University of Science and Technology (referred to as “China University of Science and Technology”).
Today, Chen Yan, the research results published with the great names of Hawking, Einstein, and Yang Zhenning, who could have thought that he had lost twice in the high school Olympic exam, and his father wanted to train him into a businessman.
Chen Yan (left) took a photo with the Wolf winner Professor Sha Liwen. The pictures of this article are provided by the respondents
Different from the traditional story version, different family education of “Tiger Mom and Wolf Dad” is that Chen Qianlin, who is Chen Qian’s father, opposes the “chicken baby” and opposes blindly to make up lessons. Children decide their own affairs.
In an exclusive interview for more than two hours, Chen Qianlin told Surging News (www.thepaper.cn) told a “genius” youth mathematician’s unusual growth path -you can do not do the assignments arranged by a teacher Since junior high school, I have been studying at home for a long time every day. I have not attended a collective tuition class. They do not deliberately pursue winning awards. They do not pay attention to the usual exam scores.
When the social atmosphere falls towards the education standard of “high scores and enlisted schools”, Chen Qianlin said, “The purpose of education is to cultivate children with a sound personality. If there is a problem with the personality, it will fail even if you pass the prestigious university.”
The freedom of “genius”
3 years in elementary school jump, 9 years old, junior high school, high school at the age of 12, admitted to college at the age of 14, and studying at the age of 18 to study abroad. “Genius” and “Prodigy” in it.
Is the first step of “genius”? uncertain. “Actually, smart children like Chen Yan are abound.” Chen Qianlin, who has served as principal in many primary and secondary schools, has been exposed to all kinds of children. He does not deny that his son has a certain talent and likes mathematics from an early age. , But more relied on the efforts of the day after tomorrow.
In 1994, Chen Qianlin’s twin children were born, sister Chen Yan, brother Chen Yan. The slightly different name also sent her father’s simple and beautiful expectations: her daughter is calm, and she will be a teacher in the future; the son is cheerful and grows up.
Sister Chen Yan and brother Chen Yan.
People from Wenzhou in Zhejiang have always advocated business. This is also the earliest cultivation route planned by Chen Qianlin for Chen Yan. When he was young, Chen Qianlin became a rural teacher for 5 years, and then returned to college to study undergraduate. During his college, he was inspired by Chen Heqin, the founder of modern early early childhood education, and hoped to be educators. After becoming a family, he studied home education while teaching.
When Chen Yan was in elementary school, Chen Qianlin discovered that his son was busy dealing with copywriting and writing, and mathematical thinking was backward. After discussing with the teacher, Chen Qianlin opened a bold “test” on his son: cultivating Chen Yan’s self -learning ability, allowing him to start from elementary school to choose from, correct his homework, and even do not do the assignments arranged by the teacher.
In junior high school, Chen Yan’s grades began to become more and more pointed. “Prove the effect”, Chen Qianlin decided to increase his son’s self -study efforts. After communicating with the school, he allowed Chen Yan to study at school in the morning and study at home in the afternoon.
In high school, when students were busy fighting fatigue and naval battles, Chen Yan had 9 hours of sleep every day. “A genius, a jumping student who has been jumping at the level since elementary school, a high school student who does not need to register every day. At that time, I envious of his freedom.” This is the impression of Chen Yixing at the same table of high school at the same table.
Under this freedom, Chen Yidu started a field he was interested in and was determined to be a mathematician. Like other parents, Chen Qianlin also had a hidden worry. At that time, he felt that people who studied mathematics were either successful or even difficult to find work, but he still chose to respect, “Son likes it, maybe he can be a mathematician.”
When she was in junior high school, Chen Yan looked at the textbooks in high school in advance. In a summer vacation before entering High School in Ruian Middle School, Chen Yan had already studied all the books of mathematical chemistry three years in high school. Su Xiangmei is the head teacher of Chen Yan’s high school. At that time, she didn’t believe it. I tried to ask Chen Yan a few questions. I didn’t expect that he could understand thoroughly and asked deeply.
When Su Xiangmei went to Chen Yan’s house at home, she also found that the family atmosphere was very good. Usually, the family read books together, discussed social topics, published their respective views, and the family atmosphere was very democratic. Everyone was doing what they liked to do.
Chen Yan took the college entrance examination in the second year of high school, and finally admitted to the Chinese University of Science and Technology with a score of 84 points higher than the key line. After his son’s self -study method was successful, his father began to guide Chen Yan, and his sister did not take the third and high school in the third grade and three, so he directly took the college entrance examination. At the age of 16, Chen Yan was admitted to the first teaching reform experimental class of Southern University of Science and Technology. He is currently a post -doctoral university in a famous university.
A few days ago, Chen Yan participated in a National Mathematical and Academic Forum in Ningxia. One professor asked questions. What do you think your father’s education affects you the greatest? He replied that self -study, benefited for a lifetime.
“In this regard, our ideas are consistent.” Chen Qianlin was very happy that he was recognized by his son as his father.
What makes Chen Qianlin more regrettable is that he has seen a lot of smart children, but they are influenced by improper education methods or bad environmental habits, and they are cultivated as “subjects” to deal with the exams. In the end Achievements.
“Learning requires homework, but there is no need to do homework, the less the better.” He hopes that more schools in the country will promote independent writing homework, but he also reminds that not all children are suitable for Chen Yan. The road, different from person to person, cannot follow blindly. Because if parents’ educational philosophy conflicts with schools, children will become alternative, which will cause many problems.
“No need to get the first place”
Is there a “chicken parent” behind each “genius”?
Chen Qianlin feels that he also has a “excitement”, but inspires them to have dreams and establish a great ambition.
As for the children’s usual study and examination, he advocated that “the hands of parents and teachers should not be too long” and leave room for children.
“Actually, the test score is not so important. We do not pursue the first and second.” Chen Qianlin said that he was not the “Versailles”. He only saw whether the child developed the habit of self -study. As for the usual test scores, it can be ignored.
Under the self -study model, Chen Yan’s primary school results were not ideal at first. Once he scored 80 points in his Chinese, and the average score of the class was 95 points. The little Chen Yan returned home with a crying nose, frustrated and nervous, and dared not signed with his parents with the test paper.
Unexpectedly, his father consoled him in turn. “It doesn’t matter, others have done the questions from the teacher, and you will naturally take a high score. You are studying yourself, different.” Chen Yan’s dark eyes had light again.
In junior high school, Chen Yan’s test ranked 101st in grade, which was medium. At first he returned home, he was a little sad. He didn’t expect his grandmother to make a joke happily. Later, Chen Yan tested 51 grades, and his grandmother comforted him again. “It’s the first one, and it has improved more than 101.” Chen Yan heard it, he was happy.
In the basic education stage, Chen Yan is not a “learning hegemony” in the traditional sense. English and Chinese are his weak disciplines. His test rankings have not even entered the top three in the class and the top ten grades.
“Maybe others will say, how can such a smart child only take this ranking and must work hard. But I have not pursued this.” Chen Qianlin also had a heavy identity. “I don’t think my children’s test scores are not good.
He told his children that you have let go of school. If you ca n’t go to college, let ’s do business. You see that the aunt who opened the shop downstairs to sell clothes and sell clothes is also very happy.
When Chen Yan was studying at home, his parents were not giving up at home to accompany at home, but went to work normally. There was only grandparents at home to learn with Chen Yan, but the two old people were illiterate and occasionally reminded him to take a break. So far, neither child has no myopia.
Can “chicken” determine the future of children? This is a long -term argument in the education industry. Chen Qianlin replied without hesitation: No. “Learning is long -distance running, and ‘chicken baby’ is compared to sprints, which is not particularly significant. Parents must seize the core of education.” In his opinion, the core of education is: self -discipline, self -study, and self -reliance.
Talking about the “double reduction” policy recently implemented by the state, Chen Qianlin agreed. He opposed the “scoring theory” and believed that education was first of all. If the academic success is icing on the cake, if the academic is normal, be an ordinary person with a sound and happy personality.
Today, Chen Qianlin serves as the president of the Country Garden Experimental School of Shunde, Guangdong, and the president of Zhejiang Yiwu Country Garden Experimental School. He summarizes more than 20 years of education experience and published it into a book “The In essence of Education” and “Family Education, and the child will do it! “
Chen Qianlin gave a speech.
“He lives in his dreams”
At the end of February this year, the 26-year-old Chen Yan overcome the world problems of the world’s geometry, and published the paper “Deformation of the J’s Formula and Super Critical Ecuer-Yang Zhenning-Mills equation” in the journal of the “New Mathematics Progress” journal.
As soon as the news came out, a reporter asked Chen Qianlin, what do you think of the child’s success? He gave such an answer: he has the ability to self -study, hard work, perseverance, and one thing that is gratitude.
Few people emphasize the “emotional intelligence” of a scientific researcher, but Chen Qianlin feels that his son is “sensible” and “high emotional intelligence”. In fact, Chen Yan has an introverted personality from a small personality. Chen Qianlin has also worried that jumping children will be prone to psychological problems because they are not adapted. To this end, he continued to encourage his son to communicate more with others, teach him to learn to be grateful and respect the people around him. This good habit also allowed Chen Yan to help him along the way.
In 2012, Chen Yan went to the State University of New York to study for a doctorate in Mathematics. Professor Chen Xiuxiong, the highest prize of the highest prize in the differential geometry, and cooperated with him to solve the problem of “gravitational instiga” proposed by Hawking in 1977; 2017 In the year, he was recommended by the Fields Prize winner, Sir Donneson, and other post -doctoral institutes.
“It is impossible to have such achievements without standing on the shoulders of the giant, so you must first have gratitude.” Chen Qianlin said.
Chen Yan was not smooth on the road to study. When he was in the second year of high school, he wanted to send Tsinghua University of North University through the Olympics, but he ended with a failure. “Isn’t his own mathematics?” Chen Yan was in doubt. Fortunately, his father observed his negative emotions in time and persuaded him to withdraw from him, “the avenue through Rome”. In the end, Chen Yan was admitted to the Chinese University of Science and Technology.
On the way to grow and scientific research, Chen Yan often shared his stories with his father, and his father and son had nothing to talk about. During studying abroad, one time, Chen Yan found Professor Willtez Professor Willtez about his conjecture on mathematical issues. I did not expect that Witen was happy to talk to him, and started to be in a daze. Similarly, then began to meditate on a series of strange digits, “Dudu”. After a while, Witen suddenly opened his eyes, as if he woke up, and analyzed Chen Ye’s guesses with a reason to be reasonable.
“Interesting!” Chen Yan found that the world -class masters would be so dazed when they thought about problems. In order to let Chen Yan focus on scientific research, his parents also made him carefree. Occasionally, relatives and friends came home, Chen Yan ran over to say hello, and immediately returned to the room to close the door.
Some friends will ask, “Why don’t this child say a few more words to us?” The parents hurriedly explained, “He lives in his dreams, and time is very precious.”
In order to realize the dream of scientific research, Chen Ye not only raised his clock, but also sinks his heart. Chen Xiuxiong was Chen Yan’s teacher. As early as Chen Yan read the junior, Chen Xiuxiong won the “seedlings” in the Chinese science election. At that time, Chen Xiuxiong threw the problem of “gravitational instantaneous”.
Chen Yan, who got the mission, had no choice, checked a large number of literatures, and even spent three years thinking about a mathematical work, and frequently took the initiative to find a mentor and related academic experts to communicate. For the young man who cares for this effort, Chen Yan accidentally discovered the connection between the Magnetic single pole model and the gravitational instantaneous child proposed by Professor Etia, Professor Etia and his student, and finally overcome this one. World problems. From the age of 16 to 21, Chen Yan spent 5 years.
“Failure to engage in mathematics research is common”
In the eyes of his peers, Chen Yan appears to be “young and old”, even if he is young, he speaks rigorous and sophisticated. His father saw through his “careful thinking”, because he had dealt with people who were older than himself for a long time, Chen Yan deliberately imitated the way of speaking by the people around him, in order to make him look more mature.
In Chen Qianlin’s eyes, he is always a child. When he laughed, he laughed like a child. When he succeeded in scientific research, he was so happy that he could pull his head.
“Mathematical research itself should be a common failure, and success is unexpected.” Chen Qianlin was not surprised to his son. In the impression, Chen Yan had a good mentality and was almost angry.
Chen Yan reviewed his scientific research path, and wrote this way, “Mathematical research tests people’s perseverance. Usually trying dozens of methods, there may be only one method useful.”
How to find a balance point in the number of major original papers and papers, many researchers are trapped. Chen Yan is an exception.
Not arrogant, the freedom during the reading period continued to Chen Yan’s scientific research career. During his postdoctoral post -doctoral at the University of Princeton, no one conducted regular assessments of him, and he wanted to study what his interest was completely based on his own interests.
Chen Qianlin believes that Chen Yan’s ability to self -study is strong. In such a free environment, he does not need to face the formalism of the number of thesis, which is conducive to his focus on solving world -class problems.
At the age of 25, Chen Yan, who had been a assistant professor and doctoral supervisor at the University of Wisconsin University Madison, chose to resign and return to teach, the reason is simple: I want to go home, I want to be closer to my parents; this “home” is also the country is also the country. Essence
“When others are concerned about you flying high or not, we are parents, and we are concerned about their children. We hope he should not be too tired.” Chen Qianlin reminded his son that studying academics is to serve life. Life is loved, and there is no need to study if you are not interested.
Father Chen Qianlin (left) and his son Chen Yan (right).
Because of “creating new tools and solving important conjectures in the field of compound geometry”, Chen Yan won the 2021 Dharma Green Orange Award of 1 million yuan. When the reporter asked how to deal with this money? Chen Qianlin smiled, “secret”.
After returning from studying abroad, Chen Qianlin thought of his son’s settlement, and could not help but sigh, “House prices are too high now.” Returning to studying in scientific research, it is also a choice problem in which city. If you go to ordinary cities, the scientific research environment is not necessarily ideal, but the high house prices in Beishang, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are high, which also makes many talents who are worried about because of economic conditions.
“If you still rent a house in his 40s, it will affect the scientific research. You can have a talent for living.” Chen Qianlin said that his son is busy with scientific research, the requirements of life are not high, the meal is simple, the dress is not particular, and the clothes are not particular. Parents have mentioned the problem of life stress.
Today, Chen Yan’s research in the field of mathematics has reached the “uninhabited area” at the forefront of the world. Back to the University of Science and Technology, he hopes to choose some “good seedlings”, just like the growth opportunities he had received at the beginning, cultivating more “scientific research pioneers” to solve world -class problems and benefit humanity.
Editor in charge: Jiang Ziwen
School pair: Zhang Liangliang