The Beauty in Ubiquity
Science is everywhere – within us, around us and beyond us. A bar of soap we use while showering half-asleep every morning, the light bulbs that illuminate our lives or even a shooting star we may wish upon in the night sky……all products of science! Join us for an evening of eye-opening talks spanning from the micro to the macro. You’re sure to leave scratching your head!
Thursday 23 May - Doors open at 6.15pm - Event starts at 7.00pm
Lime House - 2 Jiak Chuan Rd Singapore 089260
Senior Scientist, Materials Science and Chemistry, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
Have you ever wondered if shampoo and body wash may be used interchangeably? Or whether dishwashing liquids and fabric detergents are really different? Having a knowledge of how ingredients in daily consumer care products interact with our hair, skin, clothes and dishes may help us understand this better and prevent adverse effects on our skin and overall health. In my talk, we will look into consumer care research work involving molecular modeling and simulation techniques that enable science-based formulations design.
PhD Student, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS
From photons to solar farms: The Brighter, lighter and cleaner future of tomorrow
Where does the sun get its energy from? How do photons light up an electric bulb? Can solar energy power our future? I will explore these questions in my talk and discuss ways to harness unlimited energy from the sun. We will look into latest breakthroughs in the field and consider challenges facing this revolutionary technology.
Research Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
Observing light through the ages: unveiling galaxy formation with telescopes and stimulations
How are galaxies formed? How many of them exist? How do galaxies acquire their shapes? These are some of the questions that have plagued astronomers for decades. Recent progress in understanding how galaxies, like our Milky Way, form has been driven by the symbiosis between observations and simulations. Join me to learn about tools that are used to shed light on galaxy formation and find out what will happen to our galaxy in the future!