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Meet Yi-Hsien Du

Short bio: 
I am Yi-Hsien Du, a fifth-year Ph.D. Student in Theoretical Physics. Previously, I studied at Imperial College London. I am interested in condensed matter physics, quantum information, and theoretical physics, especially for applications of field theory techniques to many-body physics.



Who inspires you?
In recent years, I have benefited from discussions with scientists from various backgrounds, which inpires me to learn, collaborate and stimulate ideas.

What are you fans of?
I am a big fan of sports, music, and art. I enjoy playing sports, especially tennis and badminton. I also listen to Jazz and go to concerts/art exhibitions.

Why did you choose to study Physics?
I am deeply fascinated by the connections between physical phenomena and mathematics, e.g., some different phenomena that share the same features and are described by mathematics.

Why did you choose UChicago?
The University of Chicago has excellent physics groups, and the department is very supportive. I enjoy doing physics and having fun discussions in the Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics.

What are the best things about your PhD program?
I enjoy working with my advisor Dam Thanh Son and other excellent collaborators. Discussing physics with my officemates and other folks at the Kadanoff Center of Theoretical Physics is also an exciting part of my Ph.D. program. 

What was the best surprise about UChicago or life in Chicago?
I am especially fascinated by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Art Institute of Chicago, where you can explore great music and art. 

If you could share any advice to your colleagues, what would it be?
Enjoy your physics research, and have fun!

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