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Mr Wong Zi Heng overcame adversity in spite of a cervical spinal cord injury. He is now pursuing a postgraduate diploma in education. He is featured in The Straits Times' Generation Grit: Paralysed at 21, his will to live was unwavering.
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CQT researchers and their collaborators have set a record for the fastest production of ‘certified’ random numbers. The work is described in a paper published 9 October in Physical Review Letters. "To the best of our knowledge, we have currently the fastest source of certified random numbers on the planet," says Christian Kurtsiefer, Principal Investigator at CQT, who led construction of the experiment.

$18 million initiative between Singapore and UK governments to build and deploy a satellite quantum key distribution testbed.

Advanced Materials
Multibit optoelectronic memory
A team lead by Prof CHEN Wei from both the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics, NUS has developed a multibit, non-volatile optoelectronic memory device that is able to store up to 130 distinct states by using a tungsten diselenide/ boron nitride (WSe2/ BN) heterostructure.
Using computational modelling and simulation techniques, Prof ZHANG Chun and his research team from both the Departments of Physics and Chemistry, NUS have developed a way of activating graphene by using defects in the underlying substrate.

A research team co-led by Prof Andrivo RUSYDI and Prof ARIANDO, both from the Department of Physics and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (NUSNNI) NanoCore, NUS has developed a new methodology involving a combination of advanced measurement techniques to determine the influence of localised charges on the mobility of electrons at the oxide interface.
A team of Special Programme in Science (SPS) students comprising Year 2 Physics student: KIM Mu Young and three other Science students emerged as the top winner at the 8th International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) held in Agra, India from 29 January to 3 February 2018.

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