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Measuring the mass of the universe 17 May 2024

Dr Kimmy Wu was awarded a Croucher Fellowship in 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley, soon after she visited Antarctica to help deploy the telescope facility she used for data collection

Space and locality: an interview with Adrian Po 15 May 2024

Dr Adrian Po was the winner of a Croucher Tak Wah Mak Innovation Award in 2023

Life in a day: laboratories of life 13 May 2024

The day begins for Yasine Malki, in his second year as a PhD student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a stroll along the harbour front by the Science Park

Science communication: Donovan So 10 May 2024

Croucher Science Communication Studentships are designed for people with a passion to communicate the wonder and importance of science to a wider audience

Unveiling the intricacies of RNA 8 May 2024

An interview with Croucher scholar Dr Chun Kit Kwok of City University of Hong Kong

Croucher Science Communication Studentship: To Yuen Man 27 December 2023

For people with a passion to communicate the wonder and importance of science to a wider audience.

A life in the day: the garden of knowledge  14 December 2023

Dr Richard Tse is a Todd-Croucher Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Croucher News spoke to him recently to find out what it was like to be conducting research in Cambridge and being part of a college going back 500 years.

Professor Siew Ng selected as a New Cornerstone Investigator 13 December 2023

Professor Ng is the first clinician-scientist in Hong Kong to win this award. She and her colleagues have also just published a study with profound implications for the role of gut microbiota modulation in improving symptoms in people with long COVID.

The physics of ultra-thin materials 28 November 2023

How molecularly thin 2D hybrid perovskites are making headlines in Hong Kong and around the world.

Quantum physicists take a cold hard look at atoms 19 May 2022

Dr Jo Gyu-Boong is interested in just how close an atom can get to absolute zero.

Croucher Scholar reimagines the water droplet 11 May 2022

Professor Anderson Shum is harnessing the physical properties of water droplets.

Croucher Science Week: Dr Rosa Chan 29 April 2022

Participating in Croucher Science Week has helped Dr Chan to explain complex science including her research in engineering.

Insights into regeneration 27 April 2022

Nicola Wong is using bioinformatics to explore the comparative and evolutionary genomics of different organisms.

Croucher Science Week: Dr Stephanie Ma 30 March 2022

Dr Stephanie Ma Kwai Yee on explaining complex science simply.

The 99 per cent 21 March 2022

Professor Ng Siew Chien uses gut microbiome for medical diagnostics and therapeutics.

Croucher scholar uses simulation to advance study of DNA nanotechnology 14 February 2022

The field of DNA nanotechnology began with DNA origami less than two decades ago, when scientists discovered that they could fold DNA into different shapes, allowing them to build tiny molecular structures. Today, a Croucher scholar is advancing the field to simulate the qualitative properties of nano scale DNA structures to make them more effective tools for science and medicine.

Building bridges to deeper machine learning 5 October 2021

Speeding up the performance of computers used in machine learning is important for many data-driven applications including advanced drone navigation, self-driving cars and credit card fraud detection.

Teaching students to tell the stories of science 17 July 2021

Over some 20 years as an inspirational science teacher and, later, as panel head of the Science Research Department at Maryknoll Fathers’ School in Hong Kong, To Yuen-man has developed an impressive track record as an effective science educator.

From environmental communication to action 18 June 2021

During the second year of Smriti Safaya's Master of Philosophy degree in Earth Science at the University of Hong Kong, while researching earthquakes in central Tibet, she had, if not a eureka moment, certainly one that changed the direction of her life.

2D perovskite discovery delivers greater LED efficiency 4 June 2021

A research team led by Chair Professor Andrey Rogach at City University of Hong Kong has created a new type of 2D perovskite material that improves the efficiency of perovskite nanocrystals, boosting the brightness of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) using this material.

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