Media Coverage (2008 - 2007)

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. Channel NewsAsia, 12 April 2008. Click here for the video interview.

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 The Business Times, 4 October 2011, p17

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

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