computational modelling

Shielding COVID-19 Risk On Ride-Sharing Bikes

Plastic barriers placed between driver and passenger on ride-sharing motorbikes reduces the risk of COVID-19 viral spread.

ventilation, dorms, viral spread

Rethink Building Design To Reduce Virus Spread

By mapping air flow in dormitories, researchers from Singapore have pinpointed the building layouts that lead to stagnant air and raise the risk of viral transmission.
magma, toba, eruption

Signs of Supereruptions: The Magma Beneath Toba

By combining geologic dating with computer modeling, scientists have discovered that constant magma build-up fueled Toba’s supereruptions, the largest in Earth’s history.

Supercomputing In Singapore Gets US$150 Million Boost

The funding will provide 15-20 petaFLOPS of high-end compute performance for industry and academia to solve complex problems, including climate change prediction and rig design.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Hasibun Naher

In the chaos of earthquakes and tsunamis, there is order in the form of mathematics, says Associate Professor Hasibun Naher.

An Asian Scientist Abroad: Alan Aw

Asian Scientist Magazine caught up with our first-ever intern, Mr. Alan Aw, on his recent scientific publications and his aspirations for the future.

K Computer Accurately Models Aerosol Effects

Using the K computer, scientists in Japan have accurately modelled the impact of aerosols on cloud formation.

Supercomputers Take To The Sea

The advent of powerful supercomputers represents a sea change for computational fluid dynamics, a field which is helping scientists and engineers demystify the inner workings of the ocean.

Riding The HPC Wave

Supercomputers are useful in practically every stage of the oil production process. Here are five ways they play a role in the oil and gas industry.

The Rainmaker

Professor Lam Khin Yong has managed to combine two careers: one as a hands-on scientist and another as one of Singapore’s preeminent research rainmakers.