As we all know, space is three dimensional. Many aspects of physics, including the fundamental properties of matter, depend strongly on the dimensionality of space. For instance, 2D materials like graphene, in which the atoms are confined to a two dimensional plane, have properties very different from standard 3D materials. Now, researchers have created a synthetic material that behaves as though it has four dimensions (4D), higher than the number of dimensions in the space around us. Read more
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and the University of Southampton have published a paper in Nature Communications reporting that a new class of materials, chalcogenide topological insulators, is especially suitable for creating optical devices. Read more
Mathematical models of epidemics are crucial tools for preventing and controlling outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as the novel coronavirus currently ravaging the world. In such models, it is important to be able to describe the effects of ‘super spreaders’, infected individuals who go on to infect unusually many other people. Read more
Making a mark for Women in Science (Part 2) – Meet NTU School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences PhD student Wu Lishu, who is a recipient of the 2020 Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WiEST) Conference Grant. Currently studying 2D materials, she sheds some light on her research, and her thoughts on women in science. Read more
Jing Xuan took part in the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme in 2019. In this year’s trip, besides top science & technology organisations, students had the opportunity to visit Minamisanriku, a town that was one of the worst hit during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Jing Xuan shares with us her takeaways from her meaningful experience in Japan! Read more
In third place of the CoS Science Communication Writing Competition is Mah Wai Lum William from the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences! He wrote about “A magnetic approach to cancer treatment.” Congratulations, William! Read more
Another winner of the CoS Science Communication Writing Competition Merit Prize, Mehedi Hasan from the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences! Mehedi wrote about “Non-Abelian Artificial Gauge Field.” Congratulations, Mehedi! Read more
Congratulations to Asst Prof Tong Ping, who has been awarded an MOE Tier 2 grant! Asst Prof Ping is jointly employed by ASE and SPMS, and his research spans several disciplines, as he uses skills from math and computing to solve problems in geophysics and earth science. Read more
Announcing the winners of the #CoSScienceArt Competition!
Held from 21st October to 13th December 2019, students, staff and faculty of CoS were invited to create original, science-inspired artworks.
The winners were presented a prize by the Dean of Science, Professor Simon Redfern, at CoS Day 2020. Read more
An antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found. Read more