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  • Shaffique Adam publishes in Science on the role...

    10 August 2018 (Fri)

    Yale-NUS Associate Professor of Science (Physics) Shaffique Adam is the lead author for a recent work that describes a model for electron interaction in Dirac materials, a class of materials that includes graphene and topological insulators, solving a 65-year-old open theoretical problem in the process. The discovery will help scientists better ...

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  • Ben, Chelsea, and Alex Join the Science Divisio...

    1 August 2018 (Wed)

    Yale-NUS has added three new assistant professors of Science to its ranks: Ben Olsen, who uses powerful lasers to investigate quantum phases and many-body dynamics in ultracold atoms; Chelsea Sharon, who studies star formation and galaxy evolution across cosmic time; and Aleksandr Rodin, who is interested in novel 2D materials, in particular, co...

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  • Newly Minted Physical Sciences Graduates

    28 May 2018 (Mon)

    Ying Tong, Yonatan, Shuin Jian, and Jessica received their Bachelor of Science with Honours degree scrolls at the 2018 Yale-NUS graduation ceremony. Congratulations!

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  • Physical Sciences End-of-Sem Dinner

    27 April 2018 (Fri)
    At Star Vista

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  • Yale-NUS undergraduates part of team that finds...

    29 January 2018 (Mon)

    Published study involving Yale-NUS undergraduates provides evidence of similarities between two different mathematical models impacting magnetoresistance research. Two Yale-NUS College undergraduates are part of a research team that concluded that two different mathematical models, which describe the same physical phenomenon, are essentially equ...

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  • Students and faculty conduct research on Quantu...

    7 November 2017 (Tue)

    Over the past few decades, the study of Quantum Information Science (QIS) has emerged as a field with startling potential to revolutionise science and engineering, and by extension, the way we live. Its roots stem from the 1990s when pioneers like Charles H. Bennett explored ways to amalgamate quantum mechanics with the classical Turing machine....

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  • Physical Sciences Dinner

    26 October 2017 (Thu)
    At El Patio

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  • Yale-NUS hosts workshop on electron-electron in...

    28 June 2017 (Wed)
    At Yale-NUS College

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  • Workshop and Lecture by Carl Wieman

    28 April 2017 (Fri)

    Yale-NUS will host Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, who will present a workshop on how to promote active learning in the classroom, as well as a public talk on Scientific Approaches to Science Education. Mark your calendars!

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  • Yale-NUS hosts Institute of Physics Singapore a...

    22 February 2017 (Wed)
    At Yale-NUS College

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  • From graphene hydrodynamics to nano-rockets, Ya...

    4 November 2016 (Fri)

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe While building a rocket might sound like a dream or something that one would read in a science fiction novel, Eun Jung Min (Class of 2019) had the opportunity to experiment with synthesising micro and nano-rockets as a student researcher working with Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of...

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  • Strengthening the tenure process and faculty re...

    16 September 2016 (Fri)

    A familiar face on campus, Professor Steven Bernasek now wears a new hat – as the Dean of Faculty. Making a smooth transition into his new role, Professor Bernasek is looking to further bolster the faculty team at Yale-NUS. Under the leadership of inaugural Dean of Faculty, Professor Charles Bailyn, a comprehensive review of the...

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  • New Division of Science Director aims to streng...

    23 August 2016 (Tue)

    Only a month into his role as Director, Division of Science at Yale-NUS College, Professor Mark Bussell has already embarked on several ambitious plans as the College’s inaugural class presses closer towards graduation. One such project is to continue developing the capstone projects for final year students, where the learning in each major culm...

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  • Talks by Eric Mazur

    22 August 2016 (Mon)

    “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer” August 22, 7:00PM Yale-NUS Performance Hall (with reception from 6PM-7PM) Abstract:  I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the...

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  • In astronomy, research and teaching can collide

    31 May 2016 (Tue)

    For Professor Bryan Penprase, the view of the Milky Way glimmering in the darkness of the night is one of the most beautiful marvels in the universe. “That sight is something that can’t help but cause you to be stirred not only emotionally, but also intellectually,” said Professor Penprase, who is Professor of Science (Physics and Astrophysics)...

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  • Yale-NUS welcomed two Nobel Laureates in early ...

    25 February 2015 (Wed)

    In early 2015, two Nobel Laureates visited Yale-NUS as part of the 5th ASEAN Bridges event. This series of talks, organised by the International Peace Foundation (IPF), aim to create an independent platform for dialogue and humanitarian support to encourage better cooperation for the promotion of peace, freedom and security. Professor Brian Schm...

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  • Professor Steven L Bernasek joins Yale-NUS as S...

    14 January 2015 (Wed)

    Image by Clare Isabel Ee In July 2015, renowned chemist, Professor Steven L Bernasek, will join Yale-NUS College as the new Science Divisional Director. “I am very excited to be joining Yale-NUS, and honoured to be able to have a role in developing the Division of Science faculty and curriculum,” said Professor Bernasek of his...

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  • What does a black hole look like?

    31 December 2014 (Wed)

    Black holes have intrigued people for a long time. They are a place in space with such immense gravitational pull that even light cannot escape. The enigmatic nature of black holes spurred Charles Bailyn, Yale-NUS College’s Dean of Faculty and Professor of Science to write “What Does a Black Hole Look Like?” which details how astronomers...

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  • Two Yale-NUS Science faculty members recognised...

    29 January 2014 (Wed)

    For the second consecutive year, members of the Science faculty from Yale-NUS College have been recognised for their research contributions with the award of the prestigious Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship. Dr Melissa Jane Fullwood won the 2013 Fellowship for her research on the use of novel next-generation sequencing tec...

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  • Lai Choy Heng: An East-West bicultural learning...

    14 November 2012 (Wed)

    Professor Lai Choy Heng speaks to Lianhe Zaobao about his personal and educational background, his thoughts on liberal arts and science, and his current role as the Executive Vice-President (Academic Affairs) of Yale-NUS College. Click here to read the translated article in English.

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