My name is Ziyi Chen, an international student from China. As a student, I like to analyze some physical phenomena by physics law and math skills I learned. In my spare time, the movie is my favorite. I am really attracted by the interesting plot and shocking visual effects in some excellent movies. Base on this reason, I began to learn video editing and visual effects production. Although I spend most of my time with my computer, traveling is always exciting leisure for me. I have already been to lots of cities. Among them, Kyoto, Japan impressed me the most. I enjoy walking along the quiet path with cherry blossoms around the city.
Entering to OSU could be the most unique experience I’ve ever had. The reason lies in the fact that I have already graduated from a university in Beijing and got a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Although I think this major is important and useful, I felt it is not what I’m interested in. I’ve tried several times to find the major that match me, and I went to study making movie visual effects to see whether I am suitable to work in Art. The process was not always fluent, but I found out the major that I really want to learn in this learning period, and I decided to restart my university life.
Currently, the major I study in is Physics. Compared with the application skills and empirical formulas I learned in Mechanical Engineering, I prefer the physical theory behind them. Besides, I am also curious about how the researchers obtain the theory and how to use them simulating and predicting a physics phenomenon. After comparing several universities, I chose OSU due to its high level of teaching and physics research. I hope I can realize my dream of learning more physics principle here, as well as improving my math ability. In the future, I would like to take further education in physics, especially in computational physics, to improve my integrated skills.