Meet Our Graduate Students
Meet Wen Han Chiu
I am Wen Han, sixth year graduate student in particle theory group and will start in my postdoc in the following academic year. I was born in Taiwan but mostly grew up in Hong Kong and New York City. I completed my undergrad at HKUST where I also did research on particle physics.
Who inspires you?
My friends and family
What are you fans of?
I have long laundry list of hobbies. A short snippet includes listening to J-Rock, cooking, eating delicious food, and traveling.
Why did you choose to study Physics?
I’m studying physics as I enjoy trying to understand how to describe physical phenoma at the most fundamental level.
Why did you choose UChicago?
For phenomenology, UChicago physics has a very large group of active faculty. In addition, there are many opportunities to work with people from Fermilab, Argonne, and KICP.
What are the best things about your PhD program?
The closeness of the theory group as a whole. I really enjoy being able to have both physics and non-physics discussions over lunch and/or drinks with people across the different theory subfields and academic ranks. The program also compensates me enough to still save money after accounting for my expensive hobbies.
What was the best surprise about UChicago or life in Chicago?
Being the third largest city in the US, bands from overseas do regularly perform here. It was also surprisingly easy to meet folks from Hong Kong.
If you could share any advise to your colleagues, what would it be?
The duration of a PhD is fairly long. There’s no need to rush through it. You should try to enjoy your time as a student. Take full advantage of RSOs (student run organizations). It’s a great way to meet people with similar interests