2018 / December
Lynn Su /photos courtesy of Lin Min-hsuan /tr. by Phil Newell
The long-running US television series The Big Bang Theory focuses on a group of scientists at the California Institute of Technology, depicting how different the daily routine is for high-IQ geniuses as compared to ordinary people, and winning a global audience in the process. But Taiwan too has a place where brilliant people congregate, with countless anecdotes of eccentric geniuses. It is Taiwan’s leading academic research institution: the Academia Sinica.