Judges

Singapore Schools’ Category

Karol Jalochowski

Karol is a science writer and filmmaker with the Polish newsweekly magazine POLITYKA. He visited the Centre for Quantum Technologies in 2011 for a quantum immersion, creating from video he shot during his stay a short documentary film called The Mechanics. A micro version is posted on this site. He plans to return to Singapore in 2012 to film a longer documentary series about quantum physics. You can see more of Karol’s films on his Vimeo channel.

Kwek Leong Chuan

Leong Chuan is among the scientists who initiated quantum research in Singapore. He is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies and an Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University. He has long been involved in education in Singapore – a physics teacher himself for eight years, he now teaches at the National Institute for Education and coaches gifted young students for research projects and events such as the International Physics Olympiad.

Pang Kian Tiong

Kian Tiong works at researching, designing and developing various exhibitions for the Science Centre Singapore. He also sometimes teaches labs, classes and workshops at the Science Centre. His previous projects include research and development for a laser-surgical ophthalmic device to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration, on which he wrote two patents.

Valerio Scarani

Valerio is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies and a Professor at the National University of Singapore. He has written two popular-level books about the quantum world – Quantum Physics: a first encounter and Six Quantum Pieces: a first course in quantum physics, which he co-wrote with two high-school students. He has research experience in theoretical and experimental physics, and holds a patent for a quantum cryptography key distribution scheme.