Lily Shi, PhD

Lily Shi, PhD

Lily Shi, PhD

Yichen (Lily) Shi is a doctoral candidate in theoretical physics at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research is on rotating black holes (in particular, applications of the Kerr/CFT correspondence) and she aims to use analytical methods to bridge astrophysics and theoretical physics. Previously, she studied at Cambridge University, UK, and Macquarie University, Australia. To date, she has lived in six different countries and visited fifty-five, having volunteered in numerous. And she is currently working on her seventh and eighth languages (Hindi and Urdu). She believes that addressing cultural and religious illiteracy in today’s world of globalisation is of uttermost importance, and that travelling with an open mind is one of the best means through which one can refine their understandings. At the same time, she values scientific research because in a general setting, only information presented in a humanly way is accessible, regardless of how many views one is willing to absorb. Overall, she aims to better her understandings of every aspect of the world, the universe so that she can make her contributions.