I am a theoretical physicist, photographer and amateur astronomer.

I am a member of the cosmology group at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Prior to Duluth, I was a postdoctoral fellow with Justin Khoury and Mark Trodden at the Center for Particle Cosmology, University of Pennsylvania. Before Philadelphia, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the cosmology group at Arizona State University. To pursue my interests in cosmology, during graduate school I moved from Yale to Case Western Reserve University, to do my PhD work with Harsh Mathur, Glenn Starkman and Tanmay Vachaspati. 

I have interests in theoretical aspects of gravitation, particle cosmology, and the structure and dynamics of classical and quantum field theories. I am also interested in Mathematica computing. You can find my publications here or here. In my free time, which is somewhat ephemeral, I bring out my Canon EOS 5D for a shoot.

Update late-June 2017: I started a blog!

- Yi-Zen

Horseshoe Bend, near Page, AZ. © 2011 Yi-Zen Chu


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Tensoria, MHD
Post Newtonian Gravity Calculations
Teaching: Analytical Methods (Lecture Notes)

Cleveland: 2008-2010
N.W. Arizona/S. Utah: Summer 2011
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks: Fall 2012

Total Solar Eclipse: Romania, 1999
Field Rotation Calculation

My Sister's Wedding
Moebius Syndrome