PhD Student, Department of Physics
Education: BS in Physics from Peking University, China; MS in Physics from University of California at Riverside.
Research: I have had my feet in a variety of research projects, from supermassive black hole coevolution to star formation rate of galaxies, from observational astronomy to theoretical physics. Here at ASU, I went through research rotations working on neutrino oscillation, and modifying classical gravity and quantum cosmology. Recently I've grown interested in the origin of life, specifically the critical criteria by which life as an informational system emerges and can be identified. In the long term, I hope to study the possibility to further normalize life with core physics such as thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
Outside research: A picture that comes to my mind is the chemist/composer Prof. Borodin of “The Mighty Five”. Once a clarinet player of an orchestra, I enjoy my time outside research playing piano and refining skills in classical music composition.