The final conference program is ready for download! At this point, we don't expect any major changes anymore. If you feel we missed something, please contact us at There is no need to print it out, you will receive the final paper version at the conference.

As in the last few years, expect exciting and entertaining plenary talks across a few fields, a number of invited talks from your colleagues on topics that made a splash, and technical talks as well as a poster session.

Plenary talks

We will have six distinguished plenary speakers this year, giving an overview over exciting new developments in their respective fields:

Michael S. Fuhrer, Monash University:
Topological Electronics
Justin Song, Nanyang Technological University:
Anomalous opto-electronics in topological semimetals
Stephen Pennycook, National University of Singapore:
Materials under the microscope: the atomic origin of functionality
Christos Panagopoulos, Nanyang Technological University:
Spin orbit coupling phenomena at surfaces and interfaces
Mark Breese, SSLS / National University of Singapore:
The Singapore Synchrotron Light Source
Bryan E. Penprase, Yale-NUS College:
Chasing Cosmic Explosions: ZTF and Time-domain astrophysics

Posters and more

We have reserved ample time for many poster presentations where you can interact directly with your fellow researchers. Like last years, researchers who submitted a poster can choose to present in 3 minutes their work to the while IPS audience in the Rapid Fire Poster Pitch session, and lure more fellow researchers to their poster. The poster session comes of course with pizza supply later on, during which we also will announce the this-year's best poster awards. Please design your poster in a A1 format portrait orientation, or it will not fit on the poster walls.

Technical sessions

The conference features 17 sessions with technical talks, both invited and contributed, which give opportunity to get first-hand information in various research topics. Contributed talks will be 12min + 3min Q&A, invited talks 20 + 5min.


Take this opportunity also to interact with suppliers for physical sciences products and services at the exhibition who continue to sponsor this event!

Singapore Physics Olympiad Event

As last year, we host again an event for young students engaging in physics through successful participation in the Physics Olympiad. In this track on Friday afternoon, the official award ceremony is followed by a panel discussion, giving a perspective for these outstanding students in secondary education in the community of researchers and educators in physical sciences.


The session timings are fixed by now, we expect only minor changes.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 09:15am Opening Address
Venue: W2
9:15am - 10:00am Plenary session P1: Michael S. Fuhrer
Chair: FENG Yuan Ping, Venue: W2
10:00am - 10:45am Plenary Session P2: Justin Song
Chair: FENG Yuan Ping, Venue: W2
10:45am - 11:15pm Coffee break & exhibition (near W2)
11:15am - 12:45pm T1: (EC3)
Novel 2D Phenomena

Chair: Shaffique ADAM
T2: (E4)
Energy Storage

Chair: YANG Hui Ying
T3: (E3)
Open Quantum Systems

Chair: Dario POLETTI
T4: (E1)
Optical Computing

Chair: Marek MILLER
12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch & exhibition
1:30pm - 3:00pm T5: (EC3)
Topological Phenomena

Chair: CHONG Yidong
T6: (E4)

Chair: Slaven GARAJ
T7: (E3)
Quantum Information

Chair: Weibo GAO

3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee break & exhibition
3:30pm - 5:00pm T9: (EC3)
General Theory 1

Chair: Hui Khoon NG
T10: (E4)

Chair: Cesare SOCI
T11: (E3)
Quantum Simulation and Computation

Chair: Christoph HUFNAGEL

Thursday, 23 February 2017

8:30am - 9:00am Registration (near W2)
9:00am - 9:45am Plenary session P3: Stephen Pennycook
Chair: Martial DUCLOY, Venue: W2
9:45am - 10:30am Plenary session P4: Christos Panagopoulos
Chair: Martial DUCLOY, Venue: W2
10:30am - 11:00pm Coffee break & exhibition (near W2)
11:00am - 12:30am T13: (EC3)
Disordered 2D Materials

Chair: Vitor PEREIRA
T14: (E4)

Chair: Carole Diederichs
T15: (E3)
Techniques in Photonics

Chair: Alexander LING
T16: (E1)
General Theory 2

Chair: Si-Hui TAN
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch & exhibition & posters
1:30pm - 2:30pm Poster pitch session (Venue: Performance Hall W2)
2:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee break & exhibition (near W2)
3:00pm - 5:30pm Poster session & exhibition
5:30pm - 6:30pm++ Poster Awards & Pizza & Drinks

Friday, 24 February 2017

8:30am - 9:00am Registration (near W2)
9:00am - 9:45am Plenary session P5: Mark Breese
Chair: WANG Jian Sheng, Venue: W2
9:45am - 10:30am Plenary session P6: Bryan Penprase
Chair: WANG Jian Sheng,Venue: W2
10:30am - 11:00pm Coffee break & exhibition (near W2)
11:00am - 12:30am T17: (EC3)
Theory of 2D systems

Chair: QUEK Su Ying
T18: (E4)
Acoustics and Nanomechanics

Chair: KUAN Pei-Chen
T19: (E3)

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch & exhibition
1:30pm - 2:00pm Registration for Physics Olympiad awardees
2:00pm - 3:00pm Physics Olympiad Award Ceremony
3:00pm - 4:00pm Panel discussion "Personal Perspectives on Physics"
4:30pm - 5:30pm Refreshments and Networking

Past Programs

For history-of-science enthusiasts, we conserve the programs of the IPS meeting 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.