2023-04-07 Person of the Week

My name is Zixia Wei, and I got my Ph.D. from Yukawa Institute, Kyoto University in March 2023. I work on many different aspects of the AdS/CFT correspondence. The AdS/CFT correspondence relates a gravitational theory to a non-gravitational theory in a lower-dimensional system. Recently, I am interested in studying statistical physics with the help of the AdS/CFT correspondence. Thermal states in non-gravitational systems, which are often the targets of statistical physics, are related to black holes via the AdS/CFT correspondence. Obvious observations in black holes are sometimes nontrivial when translated back to statistical systems. I am working on making nontrivial conjectures in general statistical systems by considering black holes and then trying to prove them back in statistical systems.