QLEAR—Quantum Leader Resource

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氏名:Sun Siyuan

海外共同研究機関:Imperial College London

国名:United Kingdom




    It was the time that my study should be applied into simulation framework, which the software group of our experiment is at Imperial College London. I saw the invitation of joint research support from QLEAR office, I immediately decided to apply for it.



    I needed to contact the professor at UK asking if he will accept me as a joint researcher, then prepare for VISA, buying flight ticket, insurance, also PCR test as the special period for COVID. The most time-costing part is finding accommodation.



    It was a great experience. The difference of culture between Europe and Asia impact me a lot. I met many brilliant students at Imperial College London, and they are all very friendly. I fill it’s more efficient to work there.



    The attitude to research at Imperial College London is very different. PhD students are very happy to ask dumb questions, they just ask what they don’t know or forgot, which I feel a little hard to do so.



    Yoshi is a very friendly person. I feel relax when talking with him, I can say what I exactly want to say, he will give me advice as a friend, instead of as a professor, or boss.



    To be honest the environment of where I lived is not so good. I was a share house living with the owner, I chose it because it was cheap so that I can afford with the limited travel budget. The daily cost is also higher than Japan.



 Firstly, I feel my English is improved a little, that of course because I talked with UK people. I also became a better programmer after working there, which will help me to do my research more efficiently.



    What most impact me is the working style difference between UK and Japan, now I can research more efficiently without wasting time on doing things that doesn’t matter. I would like to suggest our Lab. also change the working style.



    I will consider finding a postdoc position at Europe. I only thought about finding a postdoc at Japan before I went to UK, but now I changed my mind.



    I think it’s a good chance to study abroad, see different culture, work with different people, and you will have new ideas and considerations. It’s also a good chance that you can seek the potential career path, widen the choices you can make after your graduated.

    Most important, be brave. If you are hesitating whether apply for joint research, just do it and see what happens.