As in the last few years, expect exciting and entertaining plenary talks across a few fields, 21 invited talks from your colleagues on topics that made a splash, an additional 67 technical talks in technical sessions, as well as a poster session with over 65 posters.

You can download the final conference program here. Please don't print it out, you will receive a paper copy at the registration. If you feel we missed a contribution, please contact us at; further updates will only happen in the online version.

Plenary talks

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

Huanqian LOH, National University of Singapore:
Quantum Control of Ultracold Dipolar Molecules
Shengyuan YANG, Singapore University of Technology and Design:
2D and 3D Nonsymmorphic Topological Metals
Robert E. SIMPSON, Singapore University of Technology and Design:
Active electronic and photonic materials by nanostructural design
KOH Wee Shing, Institute of High Performance Computing (A*STAR):
Environmental Modelling for Urban Cities
Siew Ann CHEONG, Nanyang Technological University:
From the Knowledge of Physics to the Physics of Knowledge
Subramaniam RAMANATHAN, NSSE, Nanyang Technological University:
Making the teaching of physics fun and interesting

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. More soon. 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 several sessions of 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 15 + 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. This event will take place on Friday, 9 March afternoon.


The tentative session schedule is in place now:

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 09:30am Opening Address
Venue: LT1
9:30am - 10:15am Plenary session P1: Huanqian LOH
Venue: LT1
10:15am - 11:00am Plenary Session P2: Shengyuan YANG
Venue: LT1
11:00am - 11:30pm Coffee break & exhibition
11:30am - 12:30pm T1: (LT2)
Terahertz physics

Chair: Marco Battiato
T2: (LT3)
Post deadline session

followed by
TC: Commercial session
Chair: Koh Wee Shing
T3: (LT4)
Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Chair: Robert E. Simpson
T4: (LT5)

Chair: Gulielmo Lanzani
12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch & exhibition
1:30pm - 3:00pm T5: (LT2)
Physics in 2D materials

Chair: Yang Shengyuan
T6: (LT3)
Quantum Information

Chair: Tomek Paterek
T7: (LT4)

Chair: Massimo Pica Ciamarra

3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee break & exhibition
3:30pm - 5:00pm T9: (LT2)
Magnetism and Spintronics

Chair: Jens Martin
T10: (LT3)
Quantum Optics

Chair: Valerio Scarani
T11: (LT4)
Complexity and Statistical Physics

T12: (LT5)
Quantum Plasmonics

Thursday, 8 March 2018

9:00am - 9:30am Registration
9:30am - 10:15am Plenary session P3: Robert E. SIMPSON
Venue: LT1
10:15am - 11:00am Plenary session P4: KOH Wee Shing
Venue: LT1
11:00am - 11:30pm Coffee break & exhibition
11:30am - 12:30pm Poster pitch session Venue: LT1
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch & exhibition & posters
1:30pm - 3:00pm T13: (LT2)
Topological effects 1

Chair: Cesare Soci
T14: (LT3)
Atomic Physics

Chair: LAN Shau-Yu
T15: (LT4)

Chair: Timothy Liew
3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee break & exhibition
3:30pm - 5:30pm Poster session & exhibition
5:30pm - 6:30pm++ Poster Awards & Pizza & Drinks

Friday, 9 March 2018

8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:45am Plenary session P5: Siew Ann CHEONG
Venue: LT1
9:45am - 10:30am Plenary session P6: Subramaniam RAMANATHAN
Venue: LT1
10:30am - 11:00pm Coffee break & exhibition
11:00am - 12:30am T16: (LT2)
Topological effects 2

Chair: Zhang Baile
T17: (LT3)
Applied Quantum Physics

Chair: Alessandro Cere
T18: (LT4)
Many-body Physics

Chair: Christian MINIATURA
T19: (LT5)
Physics Demonstrations and Applications

Chair: Subramaniam RAMANATHAN
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch (tentative)
1:30pm - 2:00pm Registration for Physics Olympiad awardees (MAS Atrium)
2:00pm - 2:15pm Welcome (LT1)
2:15pm - 2:45pm Keynote address by
Emeritus Professor Bernard Tan Tiong Gie
2:45pm - 3:45pm Panel discussion: Promises (and Perils) of Physics
3:45pm - 4:00pm Prize Presentation
4:00pm - 5:00pm Refreshments and Networking
5:00pm End of conference

Past Programs

For history-of-science enthusiasts, we conserve the programs of the IPS meeting 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.