Community Profile: Albert Zhou


Name: Albert Zhou


Current position: PhD


Affiliation: IAP, KIT


Field of research: Neutrino Phenomenology







 

What is your career trajectory to date?

USyd (undergrad), KIT (PhD), TDLI (SJTU, future.


What are the most exciting open questions in your research area?

Is there a fourth light neutrino state?


What do you like and dislike about being a scientist?

Like: problem solving, learning new things, freedom.

Dislike: stress, pressure, mean people.


Which of your skills are you most proud of, or find most useful?

My different perspective.


What advances or new results are you excited about or looking forward to?

Gallium anomaly.


What is the biggest obstacle that is slowing down your research field right now?

Thesis writing.


What role do you think a community network like EuCAPT can play in developing theoretical astroparticle physics and cosmology in Europe?

Networking, sharing interesting results, finding new connections between related fields, finding new collaborators.


What’s your favorite food?

Yufka.


How do you like to relax after a hard day of work?

Watch political YouTube videos, read, play guitar, bouldering.


If you were not a scientist, what do you think you would be doing?

Politics.


What do you hope to see accomplished scientifically in the next 50 years?

Finding a new particle.