Year 
Age 

1970 
0 
(Mar20) Born in Taichung, Taiwan.

1985 
15 
Studied
"Introduction to Calculus"
by MingChang
Kang.
Knew how to prove the orbit a body followed under an
inverse square
force is an ellipse. Impressed by the beauty of
Newton's
dynamical system.
Tried to study Einstein's relativity.

1988 
18 
Studied in Department
of Mathematics,
National
Taiwan University.

1992 
22 
Studied in Graduate School of Mathematics, NTU. Majored
in differential
geometry.

1993 
23 
(Jul16) Joined the Army.

1995 
25 
(May31) Discharged from the Army.
(Aug05) Moved to New York
City.
Studied in Courant
Institute of
Mathematical Sciences, New York
University.
(Sep) Number one in Written
Examination. Got teaching assistantship.

1996 
26 
Worked with Michael
J. Shelley.

1997 
27 
Passed Oral
Examination.
Told Shelley the idea of a moving curveball... "That's
very interesting...
write down the equations."
Advised by Shelley to work on a falling slender body but
insisted
to work on the moving curveball first.

1998 
28 
Successfully rewrote the dynamics of a moving curveball
in 2D space
in free moving coordinates.
Worked on the dynamics of slender bodies in Stokes flow.
(Aug) Visited Sir
Isaac
Newton in Westminster
Abbey, London.
Achieved a curveball in
numerical simulations.

1999 
29 
(Sep) Ph.D. in Applied
Mathematics.
Dissertation: Theory and Numerical Simulations of SlenderBody Dynamics
in 3D Stokes Flow. Advisor: Michael J. Shelley.
Worked in Oak Ridge
National Laboratory,
Tennessee
as a Research Associate.

2000 
30 
(Jan06) Recommended by David
Cai, submitted the paper "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D
NavierStokes
Flow" to Physical Review Letter.
(Feb
14) Reply from Referee A. (Mar 20) Rejected
by PRL.
(Apr17) Visited Taiwan and gave a talk in Academia
Sinica.
(May18) Gave a talk in "Y2k
International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential
Equations"
(Kennesaw State University, Georgia).
(May25) Gave a talk in "3rd
International
Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics" (Montréal,
Québec).
(Jul10) Gave a talk in "2000
SIAM Annual Meeting" (San Juan, Puerto Rico).
(Jul17) Appealed for the paper
"Aerodynamics
of a Curveball in 2D NavierStokes Flow".
(Aug08) Gave a talk in "Mathematical
Challenges of the 21st Century" with 8 Fields Medalists (Los
Angeles,
California).
(Aug15) Reject was maintained
for "Aerodynamics
of a Curveball in 2D NavierStokes Flow".
(Sep20) Submitted "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D
NavierStokes
Flow" to Physics of Fluids.
(Oct) Worked on the Oscillations of
a Falling
Slender Body in Viscous Flow.
(Oct12) Visited NYU. Gave a talk in Applied
Math Lab Seminar.

2001 
31 
(Feb) The paper "Moving Coordinates Methods and
Applications to the
Oscillations of a Falling Slender Body" was accepted by "6th
International
Conference on Computational Modeling of Free and Moving Boundary
Problems" (Lemnos, Greece).
(Feb08) Submitted the paper "Dynamics of a Falling
Slender Body"
to Physical Review Letter.
(Feb27) Got the offer from SAC
Capital Management, LLC.
(Feb27) "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D NavierStokes
Flow" was
rejected
by Phys. Fluid.
(Mar13) "Dynamics of a Falling Slender Body" was rejected
by PRL.
(Apr02) Emailed
the
Godfather of Applied Math on the last day as a professional
mathematician.
(Apr02) Quit Oak Ridge National
Laboratory.
(Apr09) Joined
SAC
Capital Management, LLC as a Senior Research Scientist.
(Apr20) Met Ms. Julie
Delpy, a talented actress/director who loves mathematics, in The
Avignon/New York Film Festivals.
(Jul11) Gave a talk in "2001
SIAM Annual Meeting" (San Diego, California).

2002 
32 
(Jan) Visiting
Member of Courant Institute, NYU.

2003 
33 
(Apr22) Gave a talk in Charles
Peskin's Mostly Biomathematics Lunchtime Seminar.
(Jun17) Gave a talk in "First
Joint Meeting of CAIMS & SIAM" (Montréal, Québec).

2006 
36 
(omitted) 