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    2017
Date
Presenter(s)Title
29-Nov-2017Dr Cung VuDrones: Status, Applications & Issues
16-Nov-2017Prof Frank Wilczek
Prof Carlos Frenk
Dark Matter
Everything from Nothing
19-Oct-2017A/P 'Spot' Srigrarom
Mr SS Khaw
ScienceTech of Drones
5-Oct-2017Mr Todd Redwood
Dr Lim Lan Yuan
Standards: What For? Why We Need Them!
25-Aug-2017Prof David J GrossLooking to the Frontiers of Fundamental Science
04-Aug-2017SUTD Nuclear FusioneersAn Electrostatic Inertial Confinement Fusor Demonstrator
27-Jul-2017Prof Peter BraudeThe Ethics of Mitochondrial Replacement
12-Jun-2017Dr Bernie FanaroffThe MeerKAT, the SKA & the African Very Long Baseline Network
24-May-2017Mr Eddy BlokkenSolar Energy in the Garden City
12-May-2017Dr Amit Kumar GuptaElectrification in Aerospace Industry
02-May-2017Ms Jenny HawkinMicro-Hydro Power - Clean & Affordable Electricity in the Jungle
27-Apr-2017Dr Shanmugam Muthu KumaraswamyNeem – The Medicinal Plant
23-Mar-2017Prof Vijay Kumar SinghA Promising Radiation Countermeasure for Acute Radiation Syndrome
23-Feb-2017Ms Sandra MarichalThe Melting Aircon
CANCELLED
17-Jan-2017
Prof Brian J FordWhen Humans Explode!
11-Jan-2017Prof Howard WisemanAre We Living in the Matrix?
An Introduction to Quantum Weirdness

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    2016
Date
Presenter(s)Title
15-Dec-2016Dr Giulio ManzoniAthenoxat-1 Earth Observation 1st Anniversary
2-Nov-2016Dr Gerry FitzPatrickThe Development of the Rolls-Royce Wide Chord Fan Blade – A Personal Perspective
14-Oct-2016Dr Cung VuGlobal Technology Landscape
CANCELLED
5-Oct-2016
Ms Sandra MarichalThe Melting Aircon
30-Sep-2016PROX-IA Special Jam Session
20-Sep-2016Dr Yang BoUrban Traffic Modelling & Intelligent Intersection Control
5-Sep-2016Dr Yang MingMingFrom the Discovery of the Higgs Boson to the Meaning of Life
2-Aug-2016A/P Martin HenzFrogWorks - Adventures with Green Engineering
27-Jul-2016E/Prof Patricia Rich
Dr Thomas H Rich
Mr Peter W Trusler
The Artist & The Scientists
22-Jul-2016Mr Keivor JohnDesigning Happiness with Harvey & John
CANCELLED
29-Jun-2016
Asst/Prof Teresa RomãoEnhancing The User Experience
19-May-2016Dr Tuomas MäkiläUnexplored Frontiers of Immersive Mixed Reality
13-May-2016A/P Ng Lee Ching
A/P Angela Chow
Dr Chris Smith
Emerging Issues in Infectious Diseases
3-Apr-2016Prof Brian J FordFinding New Microscopes From The Dawn Of Science
28-Mar-2016Ms Masha NazeemA Seed Sown by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
2-Feb-2016Dr Giulio ManzoniThe Art of Creating & Nurturing Nanosatellites
28-Jan-2016Prof Anders YnnermanInside Information – From Martian Meteorites to Mummies

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    2015
Date
Presenter(s)Title
3-Dec-2015Ms Prachi Saini GargThe Science of Perfumery
18-Nov-2015Prof Manuel Salmeron-SanchezUsing Biomaterials to Talk to Stem Cells
16-Nov-2015Prof Peter AbrahamsA History of Anatomy in Classical Art
15-Nov-2015Mrs Patricia Koh
Ms Tracy Tai
Dr Ngiam Xin Ying
Raising An Exceptional Bilingual Child
14-Nov-2015Prof Li Chia-WeiMy Memorable Fossil-Hunting Trips
7-Nov-2015Mr Benjamin Low
Mr Murli Ravi
Being ‘Here First’ Determines ‘What’s Fair’ for Immigrants: The Autochthony Orientations Model
28-Oct-2015Prof Patricia Vickers-RichWhen Life Got Big & Snowball Earth
14-Oct-2015Prof Richard J ParkerAviation & the Environment
16-Sep-2015Singapore Committee
for UN Women
Saving GAIA - Women Tackling Climate Change
19-Aug-2015A/P Scott AaronsonQuantum Computing & the Limits of the Efficiently Computable
12-Aug-2015Dr Carter EmmartBreakfast with Pluto!
5-Aug-2015Mr Charlie LimHow to Create Seasonal Cards using a Torchlight
1-Jul-2015Prof Alain AspectMaxwell's Wave or Einstein's LichtQuanten?
The Weirdness of Light
28-May-2015Prof Robert P CreaseThe Quantum Moment
2-Apr-2015Dr Timothy D DrysdaleCopying the Human Eye for Better Digital Camera Chips
25-Mar-2015Prof John MortonSilicon Chips with Quantum Insides?
11-Mar-2015The NNGβ Team of 6NicoNicoGakkai Beta
14-Feb-2015Prof Brian J FordThe Year of the Dinosaur
6-Feb-2015Dr Maxim DvornikovBall Lightning: A Puzzle for Contemporary Science

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    2014
Date
Presenter(s)Title
10-Dec-2014Dr Charles W ClarkOver the Rainbow - The Other World Seen by Animals
3-Dec-2014Ms Adriana MaraisMars One Project – Life on Mars?
20-Nov-2014Dr Liew Soo ChinObserving the Planet Earth from Space
10-Oct-2014Mr John NolanCreatures & Animatronics for Films, TV & Live Shows
25-Aug-2014Dr Ben Chan
A/P Jochen Reb
Mindfulness - Leadership Beyond Auto-Pilot
19-Aug-2014Dr Michael BrooksAt The Edge of Uncertainty
26-Jul-2014A/P Marcelo H Ang, JrSelf-Driving Vehicles for Mobility-on-Demand
25-Jul-2014Mr Gao GuangyanHow to Make Lightning at Home
29-May-2014Dr Hsin Chen Chung
Mr Michael Daniel
A/P-Adj Lim Yeow Khee
The Air Transport System & You!
18-Feb-2014Mr Ian TanBridges to our Heritage
CANCELLED
23-Jan-2014
Prof Sunil K AgrawalCan Robots Help Retrain Functions of Neural-Impaired Adults & Children?

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    2013
Date
Presenter(s)Title
19-Dec-2013Prof Digby TantamHow Autism Spectrum Disorders Affect People at Different Ages & How They can be Recognized.
21-Nov-2013Dr Sam Semir OsmanagichPyramids Around The World & The Bosnian Valley of Pyramids
13-Nov-2013Prof Jonathan M CooperUsing Acoustic Holograms in Medical Diagnostics – A Sound Idea
23-Oct-2013Prof John R "Jack" HornerWhy Some Dinosaurs had Horns, Frills & Crests on their Heads
1-Oct-2013Asst/Prof Daniel FriessBiophysical Threats to Southeast Asia’s Mangrove Swamps
3-Sep-2013Prof José I. LatorreThe Elusive Higgs Particle
13-Aug-2013Mr Michael "Mike" GascoyneThe Science & Engineering in an F1 Car!
CANCELLED
6-Aug-2013
Mr Tan Ming KaiThe ORTHOPTERA of Singapore
1-Aug-2013Dr Lee Seung-BaeLearning Natural History
30-Jul-2013Mr SS Khaw
Mr Cyrano Latiff
History of Singapore Aviation
Airflight Science
25-Jun-2013Dr Tim BunnExploring Differences between Dyslexia & Dyscalculia – An Overview
8-Jun-2013Wg Cdr Andy GreenThe Science & Engineering that Build the World’s Fastest Car
29-May-2013Prof John Allen PaulosStories vs Statistics
21-May-2013Dr Harry Zhang QinghongHow do we prevent the spread of viruses:
flu, bird flu, etc?
14-May-2013A/Prof Kevin Tan Shyong-WeiSex, Flies & Tapeworms
23-Apr-2013Mr SS KhawThe Creative Art & Science of Toys
9-Apr-2013Dr Victor WongThe Art of the Miniature Figurine
19-Mar-2013Mr Keith BrewisEquation: Design Inspired by Nature
22-Feb-2013Mr Ken MarTaxidermy: Art or Science?
7-Feb-2013Prof Patricia Vickers-RichAs I was Swimming in the Primordial Ocean One Day, …
25-Jan-2013Mr Eddie ChuaWhat Is The Universe Made Of?
23-Jan-2013Dr Yang GuilinAdvanced Industrial Robotics for Flexible Automation
12-Jan-2013Bioethics Advisory CommitteeBrain, Mind & Technologies

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    2012
Date
Presenter(s)Title
20-Dec-2012A/Prof Paul ChangScaring the Pants Off You
14-Dec-2012Ms Tanja SadowDiscover the Science of Gems
28-Nov-2012Prof Andrey VarlamovPhysicist in the Kitchen
22-Nov-2012Dr James BloweyRubik's Cubism Redux
1-Nov-2012Prof Patricia Vickers-RichDigging into Life's History
15-Oct-2012Prof Miles PadgettDoes God Play Dice With Angles?
12-Sep-2012Dr Martha LeeMyths About Sex & Sexuality
7-Sep-2012Dr Claus FischerRenewable Energy & Fuel Cell Technology in Modern Hybrid Applications
7-Sep-2012Dr Claus FischerRenewable Energy & Fuel Cell Technology for the Classroom
29-Aug-2012Dr Michael BrooksWhen Scientists Do Extraordinary Things
3-Aug-2012Mr Jack SimThe Making of the World Toilet Museum
17-Apr-2012Dr Alan SmithThe Exciting Applications & Impact of NanoTechnology
13-Apr-2012Dr John van WyheDarwin & Wallace – The Mystery Solved
24-Feb-2012Baroness Onora O’NeillRoutine & Exotic Bioethics
16-Feb-2012Dr Grant R SingletonThere are rats in my padi field!
5-Jan-2012Mr David YeoDemystifying Stem Cells

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    2011
Date
Presenter(s)Title
9-Dec-2011Prof Takashi Kubota
Dr Shinichi Sobue
Space, Science & Technology
8-Dec-2011Dr Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu
Mr Soichi Noguchi
Dr T Mussabayev
Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
Asians in Space
6-Dec-2011Mr Soichi NoguchiReaching for the Stars
23-Nov-2011Dr Bertrand CY CollardScuba Rice
15-Nov-2011Dr James BloweyRubik’s Cubism
10-Nov-2011Mr George MusserWeaving & Unweaving the Fabric of Reality
3-Nov-2011Mr Robert Hansor
Dr Dave Mateo
Carbon Footprinting & Singapore
21-Oct-2011Prof Patricia Vickers-RichA Picture Is Worth A Thousand Dinosaurs
24-Aug-2011Mr Rodney GarciaThe MIT Factor
12-Jul-2011Dr Andrew A RosenbergThe Pinocchio Frog & Other Friends
30-Jun-2011Dr Goh Cher HiangAccess to Space
21-Jun-2011Mr Robin NgiamSingapore Dragonflies
7-Jun-2011Mr K SeshadriLight Emitting Diodes – Facts & Myths!
4-Jun-2011Dr Sergei BelyakovChernobyl Epic: 25 Years After
31-May-2011Mr Dominic FondéThe World Without Glass
CANCELLED
25-May-2011
Mr Ragnar KvamJourneys Through The Ice
12-Apr-2011Ms Sherlin OngRight Food Portion Size, Right Waist Line
7-Apr-2011Ms Karen HoisingtonArt & Science of the Handbag
22-Mar-2011Dr Pål PrestrudWhy We Need Snow & Ice
17-Mar-2011Prof Brian J FordThe Science Television Has Missed
28-Feb-2011Ms Teresa ShiuThe Science of Pilates
27-Jan-2011Prof Yongtae DoIntelligent Vision for Robots & Men
4-Jan-2011Prof Yau Shing-TungThe Shape of Inner Space – An Interview

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    2010
Date
Presenter(s)Title
8-Dec-2010Mr Leo Kee HaoEmerging Technologies in Rehabilitation
6-Dec-2010Dr Bruce ShapiroThe Art Of Motion Control
22-Nov-2010Mr Edmund TanA Case Study – Turning a Building Green
16-Nov-2010Dr Denisa Kera
Mr Wong Meng Weng
DIYbio revolution – people doing strange things in their kitchen, pop biotech & global citizen science movement
11-Nov-2010Mr Chang HengkyNantechnology in Biomedical Engineering
CANCELLED
25-Oct-2010
Dr Sebastian TroëngTurning the Tide – Four Global Solutions for Restoring the Ocean to Prosperity
1-Oct-2010Dr Takanori ShibataLife Innovation with Therapeutic Robot, Paro
29-Jul-2010Asst/P Ionat ZurrSymbioticA – The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts
15-Jul-2010A/P Mark YimModular Reconfigurable Robots
28-Jun-2010Ms Maria Isabel GarciaWhen Culture Meets Science: How does culture influence the practice & communication of science & vice-versa?
25-Jun-2010A/P Vincent Hugel &
A/P Nicolas Jouandeau
Research & RoboCup with NAO Humanoid Robots
27-May-2010Dr Timothy J KilleenThe Cardamom Conundrum: Reconciling Conservation & Development in the Kingdom of Cambodia
24-May-2010Dr Stuart KohlhagenThe Square Kilometre Array Project
13-May-2010Prof Vlatko VedralDecoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
6-May-2010Prof Patricia Vickers-RichReading Rocks – Uncovering Secrets of the Past
21-Apr-2010Dr Paul F ClarkHairy Crab & Chips
10-Mar-2010Dr Sutherland K MaciverThe Nature of the Continued Threat to Humankind from Bacterial Pathogens
4-Feb-2010Prof Chris MargulesConservation Planning: What? Where? How Much?

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    2009
Date
Presenter(s)Title
19-Nov-2009Prof Graeme BrittonShake, Bake & Roll! Design & Testing Of Small Satellites
18-Nov-2009Mr Kenji WilliamsBella Gaia – A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space
5-Oct-2009A/P Suresh ValiyaveettilNanomaterials – Good, Bad & Ugly
23-Sep-2009Dr Angus DawsonResetting the Parameters – Public Health as the Foundation for Public Health Ethics
22-Sep-2009Mr Darren HeathThe Formula for Capturing Speed – A talk on high-speed motor sports photography by one of the world’s best F1™ photographers
18-Sep-2009Ms Anayansi PradoChildren in No Man's Land
10-Sep-2009Prof Huosheng HuTowards Embedded Systems & Intelligent Robots
10-Sep-2009Prof Huosheng HuFrom Biological Systems to Intelligent Robots
8-Sep-2009Dr Amy EguchiRobots & Education
8-Sep-2009Dr Amy EguchiWhat is RoboCupJunior?
27-Aug-2009Ms Verena TanDiet Myths Exposed!
20-Aug-2009Mrs Kalpana BhaskaranLow Glycemic Index Diet – Smart Carbs for Health, Vigour & Vitality
6-Aug-2009Prof P GopalakrishnakoneBeauty & the Beasts
30-Jun-2009Ms Eva RosdianaDevelopment of Digital Television (In Singapore & Around the World)
25-Jun-2009Dr David CrookallGames & Simulations for Learning – Some Basic Notions & a Glimpse of the ACTION
18-Jun-2009Dr David Jiang LiJunWhat Does Your Heart Sound 'Look' Like?
17-Jun-2009Mr Unni Krishnan AmbadyIntelligent Building Technology
20-May-2009As/Prof Fu Chi WingAstronomical Visualisation Showcase
29-Apr-2009Prof Liew Ah ChoyLightning Protection - Any Room For Innovation?
9-Apr-2009As/Prof Mandar ChitreThe Good, The Bad & The Noisy
20-Mar-2009Prof Oussama KhatibMeet the New Robots
18-Mar-2009Prof Chris RogersEngineering With Your Children: Should Everyone Be Engineering-Literate?
5-Mar-2009Dr Ong Fook RhuBiomechanics in Medicine
26-Feb-2009Prof Jocelyn BellWhat's Going On In The Universe?
14-Jan-2009Prof Paul DaviesIs there a Shadow Biosphere on Earth?

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    2008
Date
Presenter(s)Title
15-Dec-2008Mr Jan CroeniThe ZECO Scooter: Good Clean Fun!
11-Dec-2008Mr Chiu Yen-Ping
Ms Wu Shu-Min
The Flow of Qi
26-Nov-2008Mr Taras E WankewyczStarting a Global Hydrogen Revolution
24-Nov-2008Dr David J NagelStatus & Prospect for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions
20-Nov-2008Dr Joaquin Alfonso FargasThe Meeting of Art, Science & Technology
23-Oct-2008Prof Stephen W TsaiComposites & Their Impact on Energy Efficiency
8-Oct-2008Mr Franklin TayeSustainable Mobility
17-Sep-2008
9-Sep-2008
Ms Felicity AstonThe Commonwealth Women's Antarctic Expedition
11-Sep-2008A/P Seah Kar HengThe NUS Formula SAE Race Car Project
1-Sep-2008Mr Eric G HolthusenThe Fuels Behind Ferrari
28-Aug-2008
27-Aug-2008
Dr Makoto ManabeEvolution & Extinction of Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Are Still Evolving!
26-Aug-2008Mr John CollinsThe Science & The Fun of Paper Airplanes With The Paper Airplane Guy
30-Jul-2008Dr Carter EmmartCome Take A Tour Of The Real Universe!
30-Jul-2008Prof Victoria VesnaArt | Science Exchange
24-Jul-2008Prof Philippe Gourbesville
Dr Liong Shie-Yui
Water & Environment:
Challenges for the Cities of the Future
16-Jul-2008Prof Federico RoseiWhat Type of Energy for the Future of Humanity?
10-Jul-2008Prof John VilladsenProduction of Single Cell Protein from Natural Gas
1-Jul-2008Dr Bella S Galil
Prof Peter Ng
Taking Stock: Inventory of Alien Species
29-May-2008Dr Vladimir MironovORGAN PRINTING: Promises & Challenges
14-May-2008Mr Lim Yeow KheeAviation Safety
27-Mar-2008Prof T Gregory DeweyBelow the Gathering Storm:
Discovery & Innovation in the Life Sciences Industry
5-Mar-2008
3-Mar-2008
Prof Brian J FordThe Intelligent Cell
27-Feb-2008A/P Louis-Philippe DemersRobots in Entertainment

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    2007
Date
Presenter(s)Title
27-Dec-2007Prof Naoko Tosa
Prof Ryohei Nakatsu
Entertainment & Robotics
13-Dec-2007A/P Valerio ScaraniWEIRD IS USEFUL – The Weirdness in Quantum Cryptography
6-Dec-2007Prof Patricia Vickers-RichDinosaurs & Slime Creatures from the Cold Corners of the Past
23-Nov-2007Prof Rolf PfeiferCan Robots Think? Artifical Intelligence between Science & Fiction
16-Oct-2007Prof Claus Hviid ChristensenThe Last Oil
20-Sep-2007Prof Gerhard WannerFrom Euler’s Discoveries in Trigonometry to Fourier Analysis, MP3 & JPEG
29-Aug-2007Prof Walter GautschiLeonhard Euler – His Life, The Man & His Work
22-Aug-2007A/P Helmer AslaksenHeavenly Mathematics & the Armillary Spheres
25-Jul-2007Dr Bertrand Richer de Forges
Prof Peter Ng
Exploring the Biodiversity of the Indo-Pacific
The PANGLAO Marine Biodiversity Project 2004-2005
18-Jul-2007Prof Hanspeter KraftLeonhard Euler – A Man to be Reckoned With!
29-Jun-2007Mr Ganymed StanekAutonomous Driving with STANLEY
27-Jun-2007Mr Shah AlamThe Evolution of Civilisations
10-May-2007Prof Brian J FordScience Wars: Journalists & Scientists at Cross-Purpose
25-Apr-2007Prof Rolf JeltschLeonhard Euler – His Life, His Discoveries & Their Impact Today
23-Mar-2007Dr Kevin Kuang
Dr Douglas Walsh
Photonics & Fibre Optic Sensors
20-Mar-2007Mr Bob SargentImpact of Climate Change on Water Resources
15-Mar-2007Ms Kentaké Chinyelu-HopeConversations in iSpace
9-Mar-2007Dr Sarah Symons
Dr Derek Raine
Ancient Science – Tomorrow’s Scientists
23-Jan-2007Prof Aristides AG RequichaNanoBots
4-Jan-2007Dr Victoria Vesna
Dr James Gimzewski
NanoScience Through Media Arts

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    2006
Date
Presenter(s)Title
3-Nov-2006Mr Josh SimpsonThe INFINITY Project
4-Oct-2006Temasek PolytechnicPutting a Singaporean on the Moon by 2050
17-Aug-2006Prof Patricia Vickers-RichDinosaurs Out In The Cold
9-Jun-2006Prof John R "Jack" HornerCan We Make A Dinosaur? If So, How Would We Do It?
2-Jun-2006Dr Sue HendricksonSue on SUE
25-May-2006Prof Claude NicollierWorking On The Hubble: An Astronaut's Experience
19-Apr-2006Mr Greg RobertsSurprise! Creating Spontaneous Play in Public Spaces
23-Mar-2006Dr Geil BrowningE = mb2 : Emergenetics = Merging Brains & Behaviour
8-Mar-2006Mr Vladimir TodorovicSearching for New Paradigms in Various Manifestations of Emerging Technologies

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    2005
Date
Presenter(s)Title
14-Dec-2005Dr Christian Joachim
A/P Chandrasekhar Natarajan
The Ultimate Miniaturization Of A Machine
5-Dec-2005Dr Rolf LanduaAntiMatter – Angel or Demon?
30-Nov-2005Mr Malcolm ThamThe Science of Wine Appreciation
18-Oct-2005A/P Seah Kar HengNUS Formula SAE Race Car Project
21-Sep-2005Prof Pierre-Louis LionsWhy Is Mathematics Needed!
13-Sep-2005Prof Noel SharkeyRobots On The Loose
26-Jul-2005Prof Colin HumphreysScience & the Miracles of Exodus
30-Jun-2005Dr Catherine Coleman
Mr Josh Simpson
Space Science/Exploration & Arts
17-Jun-2005Dr Steve HaakeSports Science & Engineering
8-Apr-2005Mr Edouard BraseyA Contemporary Future – Jules Verne As A Man Of Vision
5-Apr-2005Dr Kevin FongMars – The Next Small Step

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