NETWORK OF ENTERTAINING ASIAN AMERICAN TALENT
For the first time, three women won Nobels in the sciences. This should be no surprise. America elected its first black president, and next month New York City may elect its first Asian-American to citywide office.
In physics class at M.I.T., I sit at a table of seven women and two men. As one of the two, I won’t be surprised if any of my female classmates wins the Nobel Prize in Physics one day.
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Born in Taiwan, John Liu immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 5. He attended New York City public schools, graduating from the Bronx High School of Science in 1985, and received a bachelor’s in mathematical physics from Binghamton University in 1988. He went on to work as a manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Liu was elected to City Council in 2001 and chairs the Transportation Committee. Liu, his wife and their son live in Flushing.