Compute the mathematics of tsunamis with NUS Mathematics Professor Brett McInnes as he explains a process called mathematical modelling that could potentially detect tsunamis far from the shore, saving tens of thousands of lives.
Or solve mysteries of another kind and follow Assistant Professor Timothy Saunders from Computational Biology Programme, into his lab where he explains how life makes the leap from a single cell to complex organisms, using modern biology – and the help of a humble fruit fly.
These are just five of a series of 15 snappy videos put together for the first time by NUS Science. Promising to take you beyond the classroom, each video clip features scientists from the Faculty presenting and explaining a scientific concept or the application of a theory in a simple but intriguing way.
Well-regarded domain experts in their respective fields of research, some of the presenters are also award-winning educators who have received multiple university and faculty-level teaching awards.
Professor Goh Say Song, NUS Science Vice Dean (Outreach and Admissions), said the series aligns with NUS’ move towards online outreach and engagement.
“From weather forecasting to clean energy, helping to address the spread of infectious diseases and the food we eat, this specially curated series shows the relevance of science in our daily lives,” said Prof Goh.
“We hope these short educational science clips will capture the imagination of our youths and further encourage their interest in science. We are continually looking for novel and creative ways to bring science to youths in an interesting and appealing way, as well as to bring scientific wonders to light,” he added.