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Renowned Physicists in Singapore

From left: Professor A. Einstein was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his elucidation of the Photoelectric Effect, and this is him in Singapore, a week before. Professor Einstein and his wife stopped over again in January 1923 on their way to Palestine.

Professor P. M. Blackett was in Singapore to lecture on Rock Magnetism and History of the Earth's Field on 13th February 1953, at the Bukit Timah Campus.

Professor P. M. Dirac gave a lecture on 2nd March 1955 at the Bukit Timah Campus, Singapore, entitled System in the Atomic World.

History of the Institute of Physics

Images of IPS-organised activities

IPS was first founded in 1972 and to date IPS has more than two hundred Elected Members. It is a fraternity ( governed by an annually Elected Council comprising highly qualified physicists or physics-related practitioners in Singapore, mainly from the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. Professor Bernard Tan, a well-known Singapore musician cum composer and physicist, is one of the founding members of the Institute of Physics, Singapore.

In addition to the 24 IPS Elected Fellows are Distinguished Hononary Fellows, that include former DPM Dr. Tony Tan, Professor Paul Davies, Professor A. Ekert, Professor Christian Joachim, and several Nobel Laureates, namely Professor Jerome Friedman, Professor Steven Chu, Professor Yang Chen-Ning, Professor Gerardus 't Hooft, Professor Horst Stormer, Professor J.G. Bednorz, Professor Z.I. Alferov, Professor Klaus von Klitzing, Professor Anthony J. Leggett, Professor Carl Weiman and Professor Robert Laughlin.


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