Zhe Xu, PhD

My hobbies and a little bit more personal...

I enjoy almost all kinds of outdoor activities, from hiking to kayaking, from cliff jumping to canyoneering. As long as time permits, I would like to have one day off staying close to nature every week. 

Besides research, I used to play the violin to keep myself from insanity. Although I was officially taught to play the violin for over ten years since I was seven, I still regard myself as an amateur. Thanks to my parents' encouragement and supports, I was not forced to pass any violin rating examinations during my childhood. Otherwise, I would probably leave my violin at home rather than carrying it all the way with me.