Chapter 1447: It’s Him!
An apartment building near the second ring road of Jin Ling City.
Director Li, who was standing at the door with Wang Peng, confirmed the address marked on the AR navigation. He then reached out and pressed the doorbell.
After a while, there was a noise inside the door, and an unfamiliar voice came from the intercom.
“Who is it?”
“It’s me, Director Li, and Wang Peng… Is Academician Lu home?”
There was a moment of silence behind the door.
The voice continued, “Academician Lu is away, he is not at home. Would you like to come again another day?”
“Not at home…”
Director Li scratched his head. Obviously, he didn’t expect Lu Zhou to go out. He didn’t know what to do for a while.
Wang Peng, who was standing next to him, stepped forward and asked, “Excuse me, who are you?”
“Huh? This question is so embarrassing, I don’t know how to answer…”
Wang Peng and Director Li: “…?”
What the hell is “don’t know how to answer”?
Not sure what was going on inside, Director Li and Wang Peng exchanged a weird glance with each other.
In the end, Director Li was the first to break the silence. He spoke with a dry cough.
“Why don’t we come back tomorrow? It was my fault that I didn’t let Li Gaoliang help us make an appointment in advance.”
Wang Peng nodded.
“We can only come again tomorrow.”
Xiao Ai looked at the two people leaving through the camera at the door. She muttered, “Well… As a hostess, should I invite guests in for a cup of tea before leaving? But Master does not allow Xiao Ai to show her face… What do you think? ( ́◔‸◔’ ‘)”
The purple pupils of the “Private-1” intelligent human guard standing nearby flashed.
“Ling Not Ling Okay… doesn’t quite understand what you are talking about.”
Xiao Ai: “I don’t quite understand what you are talking about either.”
Security Department of Jin Ling University.
The dean of the mathematics department and Professor Sun Jingwen, who was in the lecture earlier, were all standing here at the moment.
In addition, there were two engineers responsible for security.
A person of unknown origin got into the classroom and even made such a big commotion. The school didn’t know anything, making it a bit unreasonable.
Dean Qin Chuan looked at the monitoring screen, at the strange man who stood in front of the whiteboard, talking about the history of number theory. Dean Qin Chuan muttered suspiciously, “… Has Academician Lu ever said this?”
He didn’t remember such a line in the history of mathematics.
Standing next to Dean Qin, Sun Jingwen watched the surveillance footage from the beginning to the end.
After being silent for a while, he suddenly spoke.
“I want to go on a retreat for a while.”
Qin Chuan looked away from the holographic screen and cast a questioning look at him.
“Is it because that person said something to you?”
Sun Jingwen nodded and admitted this honestly.
“Under his guidance, I have some new ideas… About Dirichlet’s L function.”
Seeing that his student didn’t seem to be joking, Qin Chuan immediately put on a solemn expression.
“Go ahead then.”
Sun Jingwen nodded and did not say anything. He turned and left the monitoring room.
The monitoring room was quiet.
Standing next to the engineer, Qin Chuan stared at the holographic screen that listed the surveillance pictures, lost in thought.
From the perspective of a mathematician, that person’s writings on the whiteboard could be said to be quite insightful.
Especially his understanding of the unified theory of algebraic geometry, it could even be better than his.
Being able to defeat Professor Sun with just a few words was definitely not something ordinary people could do.
Although mathematics was widely used, the circle of mathematicians was not very large. There was no way he had never heard about such a great mathematician. Even if he hadn’t seen his face before, he should have at least heard about his name or rumors about him.
However, a guy that seemed to be in his mid-twenties, who had even surpassed Professor Sun, the 31-year-old Fields Medalist…
Is it possible for this kind of person to exist?
Just when Qin Chuan felt his head was in a mess, the engineers were carefully comparing the pictures, trying to pinpoint which department the person was from.
Or at least, collect some clues about his motives for suddenly appearing in the lecture.
However, the engineer standing next to the holographic screen suddenly let out a sigh.
Qin Chuan quickly looked at him and asked, “Did you find anything?”
“It’s not that I found something… I just think it’s a bit strange?” The engineer wearing glasses stared at the person on the surveillance screen and said with a weird expression, “Did you not see? There is a weird pixel tearing around his face…”
“Now that you say it… it does seem so.” Another engineer frowned and said, “It’s like two sets of incompatible holographic projection systems overlapped, causing the outline of the picture to appear distorted.”
“What’s the matter?” Qin Chuan said anxiously, looking at the two people who were mumbling with each other.
“He probably used some kind of facial contouring system based on holographic technology…” With a strange expression on his face, the engineer with glasses continued, “Although I don’t know the purpose of doing this… but this face shouldn’t be his own.”
Not his face?
So he was wearing an optical mask?
Qin Chuan was stunned; he had a confused expression on his face.
He really couldn’t think of the motivation for that person to do this.
A hint of possibility suddenly surged in his heart.
“Can you trace where he went!” Qin Chuan blurted out to the engineer next to him.
“The surveillance on our school can only track the entrance of the subway station… After leaving the classroom, he went to the library, the old dormitory, and even the mathematics research building. He went everywhere. The final place seems to be the library, then I don’t know where he went.”
“Sure enough it is him…”
Professor Lu wasn’t hiding from anyone.
Anyone who woke up after 100 years would want to visit the place they once worked at.
Qin Chuan couldn’t help but hold his breath. As he became more confident of his guess, intense excitement floated in his muddy pupils.
However, the intense emotion only lasted for less than a few seconds. It quickly turned into deep self-blame and shame.
If Lu Zhou wasn’t disappointed in us, why would he turn around and leave without saying a word?
Qin Chuan looked at the figure who turned and disappeared at the door of the classroom on the monitoring screen. He sighed silently in his heart and muttered softly, “Ashamed!
“I’m really ashamed…”
While the entire Jin Ling University students were discussing this event, Lu Zhou, the person involved, was sitting in the library at this moment. After a light sigh, he put down the books in his hands.
“So, it’s not here.”
In addition to being a professor, he had been a student here for almost three years, so Lu Zhou had wondered if the second key would be in the library.
After all, this was where he spent most of his youth in.
“It seems that Jin University should only have one key here, the remaining two might be at the house, or the Institute for Advanced Study…”
Lu Zhou returned the borrowed book to the shelf. While stepping out of the library door, his finger tapped on the necklace on his neck.
Soon, digital ripples swayed along the outline of his facial features.
Within a few seconds, the holographic image on his face updated into a completely different appearance, and he disappeared among the crowd…