Name: Motoi Sasakura
From: Council Bluffs, Iowa
School: Iowa Western Community College
I’d like to study deeply to be a physicist because I’m interested in
physics so much.
When I was 3 or 4, I began to think about ‘WHY.’ For example,
“Why do I live on the Earth? Why not on another planet?”
“Why do I exist today? Why not in the past or future?”
“Why am I? “Why are there creatures, cultures, structures,
and other things only on the Earth? Why not other planets?”…
I’ve been thinking about ‘WHY’ since my childhood.
When I was a junior high school student, I read as many types of
science books as I could. Also, I read the biography of Einstein’s
life and have come to respect him. Then I got a question about
physics from his theory. But I couldn’t realize that question has
important meanings in physics, and I didn’t have the ability to build
When I was a high school student, I began to study physics by myself
and I started to build my hypothesis with these theories. Then I
decided to be a physicist. Now, I have several of my own hypotheses.
When I was a senior in high school, my teacher who taught me physics
recommended studying abroad in the U.S. He proposed to me “You’re
a talented person for physics and you should study physics in the US,
because you can become a physicist better and faster than in Japan.”
Finally, I decided to take his advice.
Now, I’d like to be a physicist to prove my hypotheses, whether true
or not. One day, I’ll discover the TRUTH is the truth regardless of
visible matter or invisible spirit from the world and the universe.