Singapore to experience partial solar eclipse on Mar 9

On March 9, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in Singapore, with nearly 90 per cent of the sun being obscured by the moon at the point of maximum eclipse. Dr Abel Yang and Dr Cindy Ng were featured in TODAY, 9 Feb 2016. Read more.

NUS Physics students achievement in University Physics Competition 2015

Silver Medal: Li Yunzhe, Marken Foo Yong Wen, Li Zejian (Supervisor: Kenneth Hong Chong Min) & Li Weijun, Guo Bing Sheng, Cui Xinhang (Supervisor: Raditya Weda Bomantara). Accomplished Competitor: Zheng Liang, Yeo Xie Jie, Chee Chau (Supervisor: Raditya Weda Bomantara). Read more.

NUS researchers find new way to control electrons

Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated a new way of controlling electrons by confining them in a device made out of atomically thin materials, and applying external electric and magnetic fields. This research, published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, was led by Professor Antonio Castro Neto and his research team at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM). Read more.

A Lecture on Colonisation of Planet Mars, and other high-tech projects

The Department of Physics, in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy, is organizing a lecture titled "Colonisation of Planet Mars" by Nobel Laureate Prof. Gerard 't Hooft on 27 January 2016, 7pm ~ 9pm, LT 27. Click here to register. Read more.

Experiment records extreme quantum weirdness

Professor Christian Kurtsiefer and researchers from CQT have reported the most extreme 'entanglement' between pairs of photons ever seen in the lab. The result was published 30 October in Physical Review Letters, where it is highlighted as an Editors' Suggestion.
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'Breathing physics' at the atom smasher

The NUS High Energy Physics Phenomenology Group was featured on Monday Straits Times, 16 Nov 2015: “'Breathing physics' at the atom smasher”. The group is led by Prof. Oh CH and A/Prof. Phil Chan, comprising two PhD students and five MSc particle physics students. Read more

First collaboration between Singapore and CERN

Mr. Wang Wei Yang, our physics PhD Research Scholar working at CERN (supervised by Prof. Oh CH and A/Prof. Phil Chan), was selected by the CERN CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) Collaboration to present on behalf of the CMS group at the recent 45th International Symposium for Multi-particle Dynamics (ISMD) Conference 2016 at Wildbad Kreuth, Munich (Germany). The CMS group’s 32 page phenomenology paper was published recently in JHEP. This is the first collaboration between Singapore and CERN since the signing of the CERN CMS-NUS EoI in 2013.Read more

A/P Phil Chan invited to give public lecture at the ArtScience Museum

Assoc. Professor Phil Chan, NUS Chair for General Education, was invited by ArtScience Museum Director Ms. Honor Harger to give an invited public lecture on particle physics and participate in Conversations: Particles Matter - An Exploration of Collaborative Practices at the launching of the Large Hadron Collider Exhibits on Saturday 14th Nov 2015. Read more

Mr Tan Peng Kian nominated by NRF for the prestigious Lindau Meeting 2016

CQT Research Assistant Mr. Tan Peng Kian (PhD student working on HBT photon effect, supervised by Prof. Christian Kurtsiefer and A/Prof. Phil Chan) has been nominated by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) for next year's prestigious Lindau Meeting 2016. He has also recently been featured in the New Paper, 31st Oct 2015 at the launch of the Quantum Cartoon book (British Council Gallery) by special CQT Fellow and artist, Mr. Otto Fong. During the term of his Fellowship, Mr. Fong attended Prof. Phil Chan’s general education lectures on Einstein's Universe and Quantum Weirdness). Read more