Asian Scientist Writing Prize – Winner Introduction

End last month, my colleague Eugene shared in a post how the inaugural Asian Scientist Writing Prize aims to grow a pool of writers and science communicators who can engage and provoke continued dialogue with a diverse audience. In this post, we would like to share the piece by Kate Tan, winner of Science Centre Singapore’s Youth…

Asia’s Youth and Scientists get creative

It is not easy to put pen to paper and produce a piece that engages on intellectual and emotional fronts. This task becomes even more daunting when we consider the communication of science. How does one navigate past jargon and complexity whilst retaining interest? Can one communicate without oversimplifying or trivialising the science? The answer…

Physicists celebrate Singapore’s golden-jubilee year

  I’ve landed in Singapore shortly before the 50th anniversary of the nation’s independence –  Sunday 9 August is the official date. The event that brought me was a conference entitled “60 Years of Yang–Mills Gauge Field Theories”, the opening day of which on Monday 25 May featured speeches by C N Yang, who shared…

Why Asia needs good science writers

By Juliana Chan is the Editor-in-Chief of Asian Scientist Magazine and Nanyang Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a member of the 2015 intake of World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leaders. This blog post is re-posted from WEF with permission from the author.  It is easy to name a cultural or political…