Education and Outreach

University Teaching

Prof. Shiu’s teaching spans a wide scope – from large introductory undergraduate courses to advanced graduate classes that he designed. The new courses that he designed and taught include String Theory (Spring 2003, Fall 2003), Supersymmetry (2008), and Observational Cosmology (Spring 2018). He has also revamped the successful, long-running Collider Physics Course in Spring 2021 to emphasize the increasing use of machine learning in fundamental physics (See Physics 835, Spring 2021).

He has received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2012), the highest teaching honor bestowed upon the University of Wisconsin faculty. Besides classroom teaching, university professors have the unique privilege to share their knowledge and ideas through research with early career scholars. He has been fortunate to have worked with many talented students and postdocs.

In Spring 2023, Prof. Shiu taught String Theory. Lecture notes may be available upon request.

In Spring 2024, together with Prof. Münchmeyer, Prof. Shiu  created a new course on Physics 361: Machine Learning in Physics. It was taught for the first time by them together. We expect that this course will be offered every spring semester.

Public Outreach

Besides technical lectures, Prof. Shiu has given many outreach lectures, including: