Winston Yin Wei-Chen

2016 Scholar  

Winston Yin Wei-Chen

2016 Scholar  

With an avid interest in exploring the mysteries of the universe, Winston was awarded the Jockey Club Graduate Scholarship to obtain a master’s degree in mathematical and theoretical physics from the University of Oxford. He is now pursuing a PhD degree in physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Also filled with curiosity, Winston spent a large part of his childhood reading about mathematics and physics. He describes himself as someone who “would not accept unknowns”. Apart from fulfilling his research and teaching duties, Winston volunteers in primary schools to inspire an interest in science among children.

“Through cosmology and theoretical particle physics, I hope to learn about the origin and end of the universe,” he says. “I’m also very keen on promoting popular science education, so more people can understand the interesting aspects of science.”