04 Jul 2024
Researchers at Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Kanazawa University report in Small Methods the 3D imaging of a suspended nanostructure. The technique used is an extension of atomic force microscopy and is a promising approach for visualizing various 3D biological systems.
Lingnan University appoints world-renowned mathematician Prof Raymond Chan Hon-fu as Vice-President (Academics) cum Provost.
04 Mar 2024
The Council of Lingnan University, in consultation with the Court, approved the appointment of Prof Raymond Chan Hon-fu as the Vice-President (Academics) cum Provost of Lingnan University for a term of five years, effective from 1 June 2024. As one of the world-renowned scholars recruited by the University’s recent “Lingnan-60 Global Talent Recruitment”, Prof Chan is appointed concurrently as Chair Professor of Scientific Computing, and will take the lead on the University’s strategic development on academic education and oversee the academic operations of the University, including the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. He will also oversee faculty affairs including recruiting, developing, and retention, and a number of academic support units, including the Office of Service-Learning (OSL), Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE), the Library and the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) as well as the Office of Global Education (OGE) and the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) via the Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation).
05 Jan 2024
What actually happens is much weirder, and may help us understand more about quantum mechanics
01 Sep 2023
Tubificine worms inhabit the sediments of lakes and rivers. They can form into blobs that behave like a single organism to adapt to extreme environmental conditions. Recreating an uneven and confined terrain, a group of scientists has recently studied the collective movement of worm blobs.
17 Apr 2023
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big bang impression
07 Mar 2023
Asia Research News met five female researchers to learn about their research, what drew them to Kavli IPMU, and their experiences there. These women, from diverse backgrounds, excel in their fields and show what can be achieved when women are not held back.
A schematic of the beam diameter measurement using transmitted X-rays old and new methods
07 Feb 2023
A research group at Osaka Metropolitan University has derived a new evaluation method for the measuring the size X-ray microbeams (diameter) through mathematical analysis. The group then verified the validity of the mathematically derived evaluation method by measuring the diameter of X-ray microbeams using metal wires of various diameters with an X-ray fluorescence analysis system for small areas and found that it was possible to calculate the beam diameter more accurately than the previous conventional evaluation method.
22 Sep 2022
Chaos theory improves understanding of Arctic narwhal behavior, with the aim of helping efforts to protect this vulnerable species.
12 Sep 2022
An international research team led by scientists from Osaka Metropolitan University has developed a method to identify symmetries in multi-dimensional data using Bayesian statistical techniques. Bayesian statistics has been in the spotlight in recent years due to improvements in computer performance and its potential applications in artificial intelligence. However, this statistical approach requires complex calculations of integrals, which are often considered approximations only. In their new study, the research team successfully derived new exact integral formulas. Their findings contribute to improving the accuracy of methods to identify data symmetries, possibly extending their applications to wider areas of interest, such as genetic analysis.
01 Jul 2022
An international forum hosted by the Global Strategy Institute (GSI) at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) will examine two of the most difficult issues to fight in human history, inequality and injustice. World-renowned experts will provide new insights on how to understand the major forces behind increasing inequalities and social injustice and explore solutions to these intractable problems that are still affecting our world to this day. The 7th of its kind, KAIST GSI’s international forum will be held online on July 6th, 2022 from 9:00 until 10:30 am Korea Standard Time (KST) and livestreamed on KAIST’s YouTube Channel. The theme of the forum is “The Science of Inequality and Injustice.”
Crushed can point singularity
14 Mar 2022
Mathematician Yukari Ito was excited at first to work from home. There was no need to commute to her office at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, where she is professor, and she could attend seminars by mathematicians around the world from her living room. But there are also challenges, so she hopes some things will go back to the way they used to be.
Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, first and only woman to date to win the Fields Medal
12 Jan 2022
Giants in History: Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani (12 May 1977 – 14 July 2017) was the first and only woman and Iranian to date to win the Fields Medal in 2014 for her work on curved surfaces.
30 Jul 2021
Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science develop an experimentally supported mathematical model that defines the velocity jump mechanism in crack propagation
21 Jun 2021
By virtually reproducing physical reservoir computing, a new information processing technology, using numerical simulation, the present study reveals that vortices in fluid flow phenomena in the downstream region of a cylinder are the key to information processing capability. It is expected that this result concerning fluid flow vortices and information processing capability will be useful in enhancing the information processing capability of the physical reservoir using fluid flow.
17 Mar 2021
Researchers improve their newly established quantum algorithm, bringing it to one-tenth the computational cost of Quantum Phase Estimation, and use it to directly calculate the vertical ionization energies of light atoms and molecules such as CO, O2, CN, F2, H2O, NH3 within 0.1 electron volts of precision.
27 Jul 2020
Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore
11 Jun 2020
With governments, including Singapore’s, discouraging large-scale events such as conferences, MIT Technology Review and Koelnmesse are shifting their EmTech Asia event online.
02 Mar 2020
A physicist and mathematician have found a string theory link in a class of complex numbers.
28 Jan 2020
In a recent study from Hiroshima University, researchers turned to mathematics to predict hive patterns in humans.
15 Oct 2019
World-renowned STEM Experts to Speak at Summit
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21 Apr 2019
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation awards travel grants to journalists to cover the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum - deadline May 20, 2019
11 Mar 2019
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) is enhancing its efforts in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in Hong Kong and we has recently launched an interactive platform to help spark junior high students’ inquisitiveness and support local teachers in teaching STEM subjects in Hong Kong.
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21 Feb 2019
Foundation awards travel grants to journalists to cover the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum
29 Jan 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) held an award ceremony to celebrate and recognize the individuals participated in the 2018 UNIST Math Competition for Freshmen
Epidermal growth simulations
24 Jan 2019
Scientists have successfully constructed a three-dimensional human epidermis based on predictions made by their mathematical model of epidermal homeostasis, providing a new tool for basic research and drug development.
23 Jan 2019
A student, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been named a winner of the 2018 prestigious “Red Dot Award” for design concept.
Stats and weather
04 Dec 2018
A more accurate way of resolving spatial patterns in weather could lead to better predictions of climate change.
15 Oct 2018
Hirosi Ooguri, Fred Kavli Chair in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been appointed as the new Director of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) at the University of Tokyo, the institute announced on October 15.
21 Feb 2018
A technique that uses the power of computing could solve statistical problems cheaper and faster than current methods.
07 Nov 2017
Study of the mismatch between spatial environmental data and a commonly used statistical analysis suggests simpler statistics are sufficient in many cases.


25 Jul 2020 to 08 Aug 2020
The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) is an annual event celebrating the role that science, engineering, technology and mathematics plays in shaping our lives and sculpting our future.
26 Nov 2019
Interactive talk at the Singapore Science Centre, 26 November 2019, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
14 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020
Organised by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) brings together distinguished scientists, post-graduates and academics for four days of learning and mentoring from 14 to 17 January 2020.
04 Aug 2020 to 06 Aug 2020
Join the First EmTech Asia Virtual Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter


Man Wai Cheung
Man Wai Cheung is a Project Researcher and the first Chien-Shiung Wu Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at KAVLI Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU). Her research lies in the interplay between algebraic geometry, combinatorics and representation theory.
Professor Stephen Y. L. Cheung is the President and Chair Professor of Public Policy at The Education University of Hong Kong
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Mr. Brian Katona is an engineer supporting the technical aspects of the Office of Service-Learning’s initiatives in Humanitarian Technology, Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. He is interested in sharing his expertise with people to help build meaningful and impactful technological and social solutions.
Dr. Connie Cassy Ompok is an early childhood education expert and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She Started her career in Early Childhood Education as a preschool teacher (2004-2007), a lecturer in early childhood education at the Malaysian Institute of Teacher Education (2008-2016) before serving as a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at UMS (2016 until now).
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Dr. Hasibun Naher is a mathematician working on numerical models related to natural disasters including storm surges, tsunami simulation, earthquakes, and energy. She is also interested in issues related to women in STEM, active learning, sustainable mathematics education and sustainable development using mathematical modeling,
1. An Applied Statistician and Operation Research specialist with 35 years of experience in academic teaching, corporate consultancy, and professional training. 2. Conducted sessions for women and senior citizens on mental health and coping skills. 3. An awardee of the Statistical Capacity Building award by the World Bank. 4. Published technical articles in reputed journals as well as authored books and book chapters 5. Published author with nearly 3600 articles in leading newspapers and magazines in India.
Dr. Mamta Agrawal BSc. (Maths, Physics, Chemistry), MSc. (Mathematics), DCA (Diploma in computer applications) MCA (Masters in computer applications) PHD (Mathematics and Computational Biology) POST DOC (Mathematics and Computational Biology) completed two research projects: 1. WOS-A (DST New Delhi) 2. Indo-Austria research Projuect (DST-BMWF) Visited Abrod four countries Thiland, South Korea, Austria, Nepal Paper Pulication-18 ChpterPublication-1 Book Publication-1 Patent- going on
Jyoti U. Devkota is a Full Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics in Kathmandu University, Nepal. Her research focus is on the development and application of statistical methodology to solve problems in renewable energy, population and health.
Diana is Assistant Professor and Ergonomics Trained Person at the Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Malaysia.

Giants in history

Physicist and statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (29 June 1893– 28 June 1972), who founded the Indian Statistical Institute in 1931, is known for his pioneering application of statistics to practical problems.
Angelita Castro Kelly (1942-2015) was the first female Mission Operations Manager (MOM) of NASA. She spearheaded and supervised the Earth Observing System missions during its developmental stage.
Motoo Kimura (13 November 1924 – 13 November 1994) was a Japanese theoretical population geneticist who is best remembered for developing the neutral theory of molecular evolution.
Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani (12 May 1977 – 14 July 2017) was the first and only woman and Iranian to date to win the Fields Medal in 2014 for her work on curved surfaces.
Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was a math prodigy and widely considered one of India’s greatest mathematicians. Despite having almost no formal training in mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions.