Chapter 622 - My Student
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As soon as he finished speaking, silence filled the air for a moment.
On Shen Zhijin’s handsome and clean face, a crack appeared on his usually calm expression.
Ning Li was also stunned. She looked at the man with a warm smile on his face. This… ? Did he mistake me for Shen Zhijin’s daughter?
Yan Qiu reacted the fastest and quickly explained with a smile.
“Mr. Zhu, you’ve misunderstood. This is my Junior Sister, Ning Li. She’s also here to attend this seminar.”
Hearing this, the smile on Zhu Zhou’s face froze.
Of course, he knew the name Ning Li.
In the hundred years since Universe was founded, she was the youngest first author and the most dazzling genius girl in the physics world.
Especially in the circle of astrophysics, the discussion about her had always been high.
He did not expect that the girl in front of him was actually the rumored Ning Li.
Not only had he not recognized her, but he had also mistaken her for Shen Zhijin’s daughter. It was extremely embarrassing.
His face flushed red as he repeatedly said, “Oh, I’m really sorry! I saw wrongly for a moment! I’m sorry, I’m sorry!”
Shen Zhijin’s lips were slightly pursed for a long while before he finally said, “It’s okay.”
At that moment, another person walked out of the hall.
It was Xu Yin.
He had received Ning Li’s message and had come downstairs to receive her.
Through the glass door, he saw Ning Li and the others, and a smile appeared on his face.
However, just as he pushed the door open, he saw a man standing in front of them as he apologized profusely.
“… It’s my fault for not figuring it out. I actually thought Ning Li was Professor Shen’s daughter…”
Xu Yin’s heart skipped a beat. He frowned and his eyes subconsciously went to Shen Zhi
There was no expression on his face. His eyes were as calm as a deep pool, without the slightest ripple.
Xu Yin quickened his pace and walked over.
Zhu Zhou did not hear any movement behind him. His gaze scanned the faces of Ning Li and Shen Zhijin. His hands were helplessly clasped together as he tried to mediate the situation.
“Lsee that Ning Li is now following Professor Shen to work on a project. It was truly just a misunderstanding. I’m really sorry! I… I just saw the similarity between her eyes and Professor Shen’s eyes. And because she’s young, I just subconsciously thought that Professor Shen had brought his daughter here
for a visit… Please don’t take it to heart!”
Hearing this, Shen Zhijin’s eyelashes trembled slightly.
Suddenly, he turned his head to look at Ning Li.
As if sensing his eyes on her, Ning Li also turned to look at him. Her peach blossom eyes were clear and bright.
Shen Zhijing’s heart suddenly felt as if it had been hit by something.
This pair of peach blossom eyes was really very familiar.
It was indeed a look that was extremely similar to his.
In fact, he did not care much about his appearance, but he had seen such eyes too many times.
On one piece of drawing paper after another.
Someone had taken great pains to draw this pair of eyes over and over again.
From the first time he had seen Ning Li, he had almost mistaken her for someone else when he had seen her smiling from a distance. He knew that she was very similar to her.
At that time, Ning Li had been wearing a hat, and the curve of her lips had almost overlapped with his memories.
Later on, when they had become more familiar with each other, the illusion seemed to gradually disappear.
Ning Li was Ning Li.
Now, however, a single sentence had easily turned everything upside down.
Ning Li was feeling a little lost and stunned.
‘As Shen Zhijin looked over at her there seemed to be countless emotions surging in his eyes. However, in just an instant, they were completely suppressed.
It was hard to see through.
A familiar voice sounded.
Ning Li raised her head and looked over. It was Xu Yin.
He hurried over. His gaze paused on Shen Zhijin’s face for a moment, a hint of worry in his eyes.
Ning Li was stunned.
She had followed Xu Yin for quite a long time, so her perception of his emotions was relatively clear.
There had been an unconcealed worry in the glance that he had aimed at Shen Zhijin.
Why was that?
Everything was clearly going smoothly, and Shen Zhijin did not seem to be in the wrong.
It was just that someone had mistaken her for his daughter. This small misunderstanding was… Surely, it was nothing, right?
Why did Xu Yin seem to be so concerned about this matter?
Only then did Zhu Zhou realize that Xu Yin had also arrived. He hurriedly turned around to greet him. “Professor Xu.”
Xu Yin was a little annoyed with him, but he also knew that he could not blame him for this.
Hence, he politely nodded his head and looked at Shen Zhijin again.
“The meeting is about to begin. Let’s go in.”
Shen Zhijin collected his thoughts and walked in.
The small group of people registered at the entrance and received their passes before heading to the second floor.
Xu Yin said something to Shen Zhijin as they walked.
“Your opening report will be at ten o’clock. Over at the venue…”
As Ning Li and Yan Qiu followed behind, Ning Li raised her eyes to take a look.
Shen Zhijin had his head tilted and his expression was as serious as usual.
It was as if the reaction outside the door earlier had just been an illusion.
She put away her thoughts.
The scale of this seminar was extremely large. Several scholars and experts in the field of astrophysics and space science were invited. It would be held over two days.
The topics covered were astromechanics, solar and stellar physics, theoretical astrophysics, particle astrophysics, and so on.
Shen Zhijin was an absolute leader in the field of astrophysics. He was in charge of the morning’s opening report, and Xu Yin happened to be right behind him.
When the group entered the venue, it was almost full.
The participants were all bigwigs in the circle, and they were more or less familiar with each other.
When they saw Shen Zhijin and Xu Yin, many people took the initiative to go up and talk to them.
Of course, many people’s gazes were also focused on Ning Li.
Firstly, she was really very young and beautiful. Among the group of experts and scholars, she seemed to look a little out of place.
Secondly, she had come in with Shen Zhijin and Xu Yin.
Soon, someone asked about her identity.
“Why does this young student look a little familiar?”
Xu Yin smiled and made the introduction.
“This is Ning Li.”
The people around instantly understood.
They were all in scientific research, and most of them were not interested in entertainment gossip, so they had not immediately recognized her face. However, the matter of her publishing an article in “Universe” had indeed been a piece of explosive news in the circle.
Now that Xu Yin had mentioned this name, they finally recognized her.
“Professor Xu is the corresponding author of Ning Li’s paper. Does that mean that Ning Li is your student?”
Xu Yin nodded with a smile.
Shen Zhijin paused as he flipped through the report in his hand.
Someone else asked, “I heard that Ning Li is currently doing experiments with Professor Shen at Xijing University?”
Shen Zhijin put away the report and looked up with an indifferent expression.
“Yes. She is very outstanding.”
Many people were secretly surprised.
Shen Zhijin was extremely proud and rarely praised people in public. It could be seen that he truly thought highly of Ning Li.
However, it was also true. She had published Universe at the age of 18, and her future was limitless.
Someone joked, “So, does that mean that Ning Li will also be Professor Shen’s student in the future?”
Shen Zhijin had extremely strict recruitment requirements. However, with Ning Li’s talent, there was a high probability that she would not have any problems.
Hearing this, Ning Li blinked her eyes.
She was still in her first year, and Shen Zhijin only recruited Ph.D. students. If she really wanted to be his student, she would have to finish her university credits first before taking the exam–
“She already is now.”
Shen Zhijin suddenly said..