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Lu Zhou had not expected that not only did he not finished spending the funds that the University gave him, but he also returned with an extra $10,000 USD.
This was somewhat unexpected.
As the crowd started to leave the auditorium, Lu Zhou walked up to the stage to receive a certificate from Mr. Francis.
“Congratulations, Lu Zhou from the University of Jin Ling. I’ve heard Professor Deligne and Professor Zellberg give high praise for your presentation. ”
“If you wish to study a PhD at Princeton, I’m sure that many professors would love to write a recommendation letter for you. Of course, this includes me.”
Studying a PhD at Princeton required not only good academic grades, but it also required extracurricular activities. Recommendation letters was also an important part.
“Then I won’t waste your time. Enjoy the conference,” said Mr. Francis as he patted Lu Zhou on the back before he walked to the back of the stage.
Lu Zhou looked at the certificate in his hand.
Suddenly, a thought appeared in his mind.
Does this count as active participation in the conference?
I guess it does?
Oh well, I’ll let the system decide.
Everything will be revealed once I’m back at the hotel.
Lu Zhou walked outside of the auditorium and saw someone.
It was an old man with a bald head and a trench coat.
When Lu Zhou saw him, he saw Lu Zhou as well.
Lu Zhou walked over and the old man said, “Excellent proof.”
“Thanks You’re Professor Deligne?”
“Yes,” Professor Deligne as he nodded.
The old professor did not speak much. His personality was similar to Brother Qian.
However, the difference was that Lu Zhou could feel a sense of oppression and pressure coming from the old man.
Rumor had it that this meticulous old man had a habit. Before listening to any presentation, he would prepare three or four possible counterarguments in his head. If the presenter was wrong, he would mercilessly raise his counterexample
Presenters hated this type of approach.
Maybe this was the source of the old man’s pressure?
Professor Deligne paused for half a minute before he asked, “Do you want to consider publishing your thesis in the Annual Mathematics journal?”
Lu Zhou was stunned when he heard this.
There were many mathematics journals, both domestically and internationally, but Professor Deligne was talking about the Princeton Annual Mathematics journal, one of the four major mathematics journals in the world.
Lu Zhou immediately asked, “Doesn’t this count as a duplicate publication?”
Professor Deligne shook his head, “No it doesn’t count. The one you submitted to the conference is the Mersenne prime distribution law, not the twin prime number proof. The conference team will be happy to accept your additional submissions. However, I don’t recommend you publish the research through the conference.”
He paused for a second before continuing, “If you want to submit to the Annual Mathematics journal, please send me a copy of your thesis as soon as possible. I’m pretty busy these days But I might have time to review it.”
Lu Zhou, “I’ll start preparing it when I get back to the hotel.”
“Don’t worry about it too much. Just enjoy the party and alcohol tonight. I’m not that unreasonable,” said Professor Deligne with a smile.
He hesitated for a second before he pulled out a letter from the pocket of his trench coat. He slowly handed it to Lu Zhou.
Lu Zhou read the name of the sender and was shocked.
When Professor Deligne saw Lu Zhou’s facial expression, he coughed before he said, “That letter was written in November last year.”
“He told me to hand it over to a young talent in mathematics This letter belongs to you.”
Lu Zhou looked at the letter in his hand and he took a deep breath before he replied, “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome. I’m the one who should be thanking you.”
Professor Deligne then nodded and walked away.
At last, Lu Zhou chose to skip the party.
He did not want to experience the enthusiasm of Caucasians again.
He guessed that he would probably be forced to drink a lot of alcohol.
Last time he protected his integrity, but this time if there was alcohol at play, his integrity might not be so intact.
When Lu Zhou returned to the hotel, he laid down in bed. He then entered the system space and looked at the information screen.
[Congratulations user for completing the mission!
[Mission completion details is as follows: Participation in Princeton Mathematics Conference: (Poster session + 2 points), (Presentation listening + 4 points), (Academic dinner + 1 points), (Presentation + 25 points).
[Mission final evaluation: S+
[Mission award: 42,000 mathematics experience points. One lucky draw ticket (80% garbage, 10% sample, 8% blueprint, 2% unluck technology branch)]
When Lu Zhou saw the experience value, he was shocked and he wondered if he read an extra zero.
He read it again.
“F*ck! Forty thousand mathematics experience points?!”
Lu Zhou was so ecstatic that he quickly ordered the system.
“System, open my characteristic panel!”
A. Mathematics: Level 3 (4000/100000)
B. Physics: Level 1 (5100/10000)
C. Biochemistry: Level 1 (0/10000)
D. Engineering: Level 1 (0/10000)
E. Materials science: Level 1 (3000/10000)
F. Energy science: Level 1 (0/10000)
G. Information science: Level 1 (2900/10000)
General points: 1975 (one lucky draw ticket)
Lu Zhou looked at the characteristic panel and squeezed his fist in excitement.
However, his excitement only lasted for a second.
When he saw the row of zeros for Level 4 requirements, he suddenly did not feel so good anymore.
A hundred thousand experience points
Where in the hell would I get that?