Many flights to catch rare sight of solar eclipse

In The Straits Times, it was reported that Mr Edmund Yuen and Ms Laurentcia Arlany from the Department of Physics at the NUS Faculty of Science, will board three different flights to the town of Luwuk in Indonesia. They will film a solar eclipse on 9 March 2016 morning. It was mentioned that if weather permits, they will broadcast a live feed home to Singapore, where up to 1,000 people are expected to be watching it. Read more.

Media Interviews on Solar Eclipse

Channel NewsAsia (7 March) and Channel 8 news (8 March) carried out an interview on the Solar eclipse featuring Dr Cindy Ng and Dr Abel Yang. The Dept of Physics at the NUS Faculty of Science is organising a series of activities, in conjunction with the solar eclipse which will take place on 9 March 2016.

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.

'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

Going nano with new 2D materials centre

The University has established the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials to study and develop applications for materials that are atomically thin with a S$50-million grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF). The Centre builds on the success of the Graphene Research Centre (GRC), which will have its activities folded into the new Centre.

Singapore to beef up nuclear technology expertise

Prof Lim Hock of the Dept of Physics at the NUS Faculty of Science will be leading the new Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative set up by the National Research Foundation. NUS will also offer engineering and physics students a minor in medical physics.

Impressive acrobatics performed on the cello

The concert titled "Coming Home", featured a cello concerto composed by Prof Bernard Tan from the Dept of Physics at NUS Faculty of Science, which was performed by Noella Yan, a Singaporean cellist living in Australia, with the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra.

Quantum physics may be key to keeping data safe

Prof Artur Ekert, Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS, discussed about the vulnerability of encryption systems and how device-independent cryptography could guarantee security against code-breakers with advanced technology.

New immigrant awards for two NUS faculty members

Prof Feng Yuanping of the Dept of Physics at the NUS Faculty of Science and Prof Lian Yong of the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering have received the Outstanding Contribution Award for New Immigrants at an award ceremony organised by the Hua Yuan General Association of New Immigrants from China, Tan Kah Kee International Foundation and the Singapore China Friendship Association.

S'pore edges ahead in graphene research

It was reported that the NUS Graphere Research Centre is ranked second worldwide in terms of grapheme publications and is now the main player in Singapore.

A once-in-a-lifetime event

To witness this rare event, more than 1,000 people, some armed with telescopes, gathered at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Some had even camped there from as early as 5pm on Tuesday.
Today, 7 June 2012, p6, The Straits Times, 7 June 2012, pA2, The Straits Times, 5 June 2012, Home, pB6 & Life!, pC14, My Paper, 7 June 2012, pA6 & pB2, Lianhe Zaobao, 7 June 2012, p2, Lianhe Zaobao, 5 June 2012, p11, Berita Harian, 7 June 2012, p2, More reports from Newshub

NUS centre to study new uses for graphene

Graphene, a type of super-thin carbon, has been the darling of scientists globally for its versatility. It has been used in research to make cheap malaria-dection kits, faster computer chips and super batteries that can hold up to 10 times more power than batteries today.
The Straits Times, 13 June 2012, pB4, More reports from Newshub

 

Living in a material world

Providing new entrants to the meetings, incentive travel, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) sector with the necessary support could help to fuel the growth of the industry, according to president of the Materials Research Society of Singapore, BVR Chowdari.
The Business Times, 4 October 2011, p17

Singapore team impress at international science competitions

Associate Professor Chung Keng Yeow from the NUS Department of Physics was one of two members who led the Singapore team to victory in two major science competitions for pre-university students.
The Straits Times, 20 July 2011, Home, pB2

 

Attracting the bright lights

Professor B.V.R. Chowdari from NUS Faculty of Physics was granted the Business Event Ambassador Award on 28 October 2010 for organizing the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) since 2001. ICMAT 2009 won the Association Event of the Year as well.
The Straits Times, 29 October 2010, pD15

Still in school, but duo write physics book

Two students at the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science have something to be proud of - their names are listed as co-authors of a textbook about quantum physics.
The Straits Times, 14 October 2010, More reports from Newshub

Ten good men

The President's Science and Technology Awards were given to Prof Yoshiaki Ito, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, Oncology Research Institute and the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; Asst Prof Wu Jishan, NUS Dept of Chemistry, ; Assoc Prof Teo Yik Ying, NUS Dept of Statistics and Applied Probability; and Asst Prof Andrivo Rusydi, NUS Dept of Physics.
The Straits Times, 2 October 2010, pD8

Why S'pore needs more people to study physics

A waning interest in physics here has raised questions about how this will affect Singapore's economic progress. Amresh Gunasingham speaks to former chief defence scientist Lui Pao Chuen, who is trying to turn the situation around.
The Straits Times, 19 September 2009, Review - Tech & Science

The coolest spot in Singapore

Dr Murray Barrett and Mr Kyle Arnold, NUS' Centre for Quantum Technologies had produced Bose-Einstein Condensates which were predicted to revolutionise industries from computing to oil extraction.
The Straits Times, 5 September 2009, Science, pD10

Bright idea for bend theory

Working with overseas counterparts, Prof Ong Chong Kim, NUS Dept of Physics, and Dr Ma Yun-Gui, Temasek Laboratories, had built a retroreflector that perfectly reflected microwaves back to their source regardless of the angle.
The Straits Times, 4 July 2009, Science, pD8

CDAC and NUS to cooperate to encourage outstanding students from poor families to enter R&D sector

The Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) and the NUS Faculty of Science jointly introduced a new scheme named CDAC-NUS Science In3, that enables students from needy backgrounds to engage in R&D related activities.
Lianhe Zaobao, 28 June 2009, Section 1, p11

Fun science helps inspire needy students

The Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) and NUS Faculty of Science launched a new programme called CDAC-NUS Science In3, aimed at helping students from low-income families develop their potential for scientific research.
The Sunday Times, 28 June 2009, Home, p11

Life: A quantum leap of faith

Prof Serge Haroche from the College de France had been invited by the Centre of Quantum Technologies at NUS to deliver a talk on the birth of quantum physics as well as the debates surrounding the field.
The Straits Times, 4 April 2009, Review, pA26

Talk on quantum mysteries

Prof Serge Haroche delivered a public lecture titled 'Power And Strangeness Of The Quantum', which was co-organised by the NUS Faculty of Science as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations.
The Straits Times, 28 March 2009, Science, pD8

Where does life come from?
Prof Vlatko Vedral, Centre for Quantum Technologies, believed that the search for the right molecules to support life by replication could turn out to be much more efficient using quantum mechanics.
The Straits Times, 31 January 2009, Science, pB8

A quantum leap for chips

NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies, commemorated its first year anniversary with a symposium.
The Straits Times, 6 December 2008, Science, pD8

Turn invisible? Expert sheds light on matter

It was reported that physicists Professor Ulf Leonhardt from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore, and Associate Professor Tomas Tyc of Masaryk University, Czech Republic, had developed a new theory on bending light around objects. Being able to bend light around objects forms the basis of how cloaking devices work and these could find military applications.
The Straits Times, 21 November 2008, Page C14

He hammers at ice to spread the joy of physics

Assoc Prof Sow Chorng-Haur, Department of Physics at NUS, gives science demonstrations to students to get them interested in science.
The Straits Times, 13 September 2008, Science, pD15

Sudden discovery and quantum headaches

Assoc Prof Valerio Scarani, Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS, writes about his team’s groundbreaking work on quantum physics. The team received the 2008 National Science Award.
The Straits Times, 23 Aug 2008, Tech and Science, pD8

Trio debunked Nobel laureate's test

Three researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS Dept of Physics received this year’s National Science Award.
The Straits Times, 22 Aug 2008, Home, pB15

Scientists land Vegas gig

Researchers from NUS performed live demonstrations of quantum cryptography at Caesar's Palace and the Riviera Hotel and Casino.
The Straits Times, 16 August 2008, Science, pD10

The unbreakable code: Is this the lock?

Prof Artur Ekert, Director of the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the NUS, writes about how the use of quantum properties ensures unauthorised attempts to access encoded information do not go undetected.
The Straits Times, 26 July 2008, Science, pS11

Tune Smiths

Classical music composers Assoc Prof Ho Chee Kong, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at NUS and Prof Bernard Tan, NUS Dept of Physics, speaks on their passion for classical music.
The Straits Times, 3 July 2008, Life!, p2

NUS professor wins Olympics sculpture prize

Prof Tang Sing Hai, NUS Department of Physics, was awarded a merit prize at a Beijing Olympics sculpture competition.
Lianhe Wanbao, 20 June 2008, p22 and Shin Min Daily, 20 June 2008, p26

NUS professor inspires students with interactive lab

Assoc Professor Sow Chorng Haur who inspires students with his interactive laboratory. Channelnews Asia came to visit the Demo Lab and carried out an interview on the laboratory.
Click here for the video interview. For Chinese version, please click here.
Channel NewsAsia, 12 April 2008

Scientists win prize with the thinnest of sheets

NUS Asst Prof Peter Ho, who is Director of the Organic Nano Device Laboratory, won the prestigious Temasek Young Investigator Award.
The Straits Times, 18 March 2008, Home Section, pH5

NUS don invented ‘New Black Gold’ awarded Temasek Young Investigator Award

NUS Asst Prof Peter Ho had found a way to produce stable solutions of one-atom-thick sheets of graphite, called graphenes. This could revolutionalise the development of the next-generation electronic devices and materials.
Lianhe Zaobao, 18 March 2008, p10

Is reality a quantum hocus pocus?

Quantum physic’s bizarre implications can be applied to create new technologies. The Centre of Quantum Technologies at NUS is tapping into quantum physics to ease the current information storage crunch and to provide ultra-safe ways to code and decode information.
The Straits Times, 23 February 2008, Science Section, pS13

NUS researchers pioneered Phononics principle – Future computers may not need to be powered by electricity

Professor Li Baowen and Dr Wang Lei, NUS Department of Physics, had discovered and proven in theory that heat pulses, or phonons, could be used to transmit and manage data.
Lianhe Zaobao, 2 Januray 2008, Section 1, p3

Use carbon to go green and small

NUS Prof Andrew Wee and Assoc Prof Loh Kian Ping wrote about the hotly competitive race to develop graphene as the platform technology that will revolutionise the way devices are made. Their research project is one of the six selected for funding up to $10 million in the inaugural National Research Foundation Competitive Research Projects award.
The Straits Times, 22 December 07, Science Page, Science Talk, pS11

The man in his multiple machines

NUS Prof Bernard Tan, Department of Physics, talks about his fascination with computers. He owns about 15 notebook computers, and he is also an accomplished musician.
The Straits Times, Digital Life, 6 November 2007, p10

A lucrative living from science

In his interview with the TODAY, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Science Prof Andrew Wee had highlighted that science studies are excellent preparation for the knowledge economy. He also mentioned that top banks and finance companies prefer to recruit graduates from the hard sciences, such as theoretical or computational physics and mathematics, as they have strong analytical and quantitative skills which are much needed in the finance industry.
Today 23 July 2007, p18

$150m for world-class NUS research

The Research Centre for Excellence in Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST), which will have the latest equipment and employ up to 200 scientists, will study how light and atoms can be used to store information.
The Straits Times, 3 May 2007, pH4

NUS sets up research centre for quantum technology

The centre is the first of its kind to be established by the National Research Foundation and MOE. The QIST centre at NUS will receive a $150million fund.
The Business Times, 3 May 2007, p4

Her research may spell relieve for soldiers

Dr Chen Ping, Faculty of Science, wins the Temasek Young Investigator Award for her work in hydrogen fuel cell technology.
The Straits Times, 24 January 2007, pH8

Why is the sky always red at night when it rains?

Prof Lim Hock, Director of the Temasek Laboratories at NUS, provides a scientific explanation to a reader’s observation.
The Straits Times, 13 January 2007, pS12