Edited: May 15, 2019
My name is Yingkai Liu (Google Scholar). I am currently a senior undergraduate at Nankai University, China. I major in Physics.
With more understanding of physics, I found the theory used to describe a phenomenon is more and more elegant but in the same time complicated. I was happy about the differential equations, impressed by linear algebra, struck by group theory and now mesmerized by topology and differential geometry. I am aware that physics requires much more than just mathematics. In the same time I believe that with more mathematics there will be deeper physics.
As for my current interest, on my CV I wrote:
I am interested in the Topological properties of materials and the phenomenon of integer discreetness arising from continuous symmetry. In a different perspective, I am also interested in how particles subject to relatively simple laws can exhibit novel collective properties. I also like coding and enjoy sharing my thoughts.
Here is my CV (last update: 2018-11-17).
When I started writing on this website, I wanted to share notes on what I have learned. I benefited a lot from many insightful blogs and now I have something to give back. Watching my notes published on websites also gives me motivation and a strange consolation.
I also realized that this website can be used as a billboard of my professional backgrounds. This is a great proof for what I have learned.
The posts are at different status.
|Completed||This post is considered completed, but I might edit it when I came up with something new.|
|Writing||This post is being actively edited.|
|Paused||This post is considered of low priority. I will come back to this post later.|
|Archived||This post is outdated and probably won’t receive any update.|
This website (source code here) uses these sources:
|Module||Mainly used in||License/ TOS|
|Visitor map||Homepage, footer||TOS|
|Homepage and color scheme||Layout @ homepage, color scheme @ all pages||MIT|
|List of recent post||Homepage, Post index||MIT|
|Search||Post index, Tags index||MIT|
|Side bar||Post, all pages with these elements||MIT|
|Table of content||Post||BSD-3 or MIT|
|Markdown vue theme and color scheme||Markdown theme @ Post, color scheme @ all pages||Apache-2.0|
|Tags, Tag cloud, Tag page||Post, Post index, Tags index||MIT, repo here. Tag page inspired by haixing-hu|
|Font size adjustment||Post||MIT|
|404 T-rex game||404 page||from Chromium source code, license|
Additional licensing information can be found here.
I mainly use Typora to write my post.
I named this website “A Finger Pointing to the Moon”, as in the Buddhism story:
Which has been beautifully put by Bruce Lee:
It’s like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will all that heavenly glory.
The best way to reach me is via email: $water$ @ $mail.nankai.edu.cn$