Spark The Gap:Physics Society

 

On 25 August, NUS’ Physics Society brought back an event that has been dormant for over two years: Spark The Gap. This is an initiative by the Society to generate greater awareness and interest in physics amongst NUS Students through a series of talks by Physics majors, Faculty members and guest speakers.

 

Spark The Gap creates a platform for the exchange of information and to promote staff and student interaction. Through its events, the Society hopes to enhance the positive experience of Physics education in NUS.

 

Speakers are invited to share on diverse topics, ranging from current Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS)projects, Final Year Projects (FYPs) or student exchange experiences. Speakers can also discuss their perspectives as students or staff.

 

For the first session of Academic Year 2016/2017, the Society invited Mr KHO Zhe Wei, a postgraduate student, to share on the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Physics. In a light-hearted session, Zhe Wei described current advances in other disciplines resulting from the application of physical theories to new fields of study.

 

On 15 September, the Society hosted Prof Valerio SCARANI, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, for a talk on the Randomness in Nature. The audience was captivated by Prof Scarani’s explanations on the intrinsic randomness found in nature in the quantum scale. Prof Scarani, who incorporated humour into an otherwise technical topic, gave participants fresh insights into current research of quantum mechanics.

 

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Zhe Wei's sharing session on the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Physics

 

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The audience was captivated by Prof Scarani’s explanations on the intrinsic randomness found in nature in the quantum scale

 

You can watch Zhe Wei's talk on YouTube.