I am a PhD candidate in Physics at the California Institute of Technology. Currently, I'm working with Professor Jim Fuller on a variety of topics in theoretical astrophysics. I'm particularly interested in stellar tides, and how they could affect the rotational evolution of stars, the spins of compact objects and the orbital migration of exoplanet systems. I am also broadly interested in other topics of astrophysics theory, and have worked on galactic dynamics, dynamical friction, and stellar variability observations.
I obtained my Bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2019. As an undergraduate student, I worked on angular momentum transport mechanisms in massive stars, and a non-equilibrium statistical field theory on cosmic structure formation.
In addition to science, I enjoy classical music and opera, especially the works from the late-romantic to the modernist era. I sometimes use my Thirty Centimeter Telescope (TCT) to do stargazing in the state/national parks in Southern California. I am also a frequent traveler, and have traveled to 20 countries so far.
banner: the ring nebular (Messier 57), a dying star ionizing the gas envelope it expels (shot at the Joshua Tree National Park on April 28, 2022）