“Cosmology” by Daniel Baumann wins Chambliss Award

The textbook Cosmology by NTU Professor Daniel Baumann has won the Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award of the American Astronomical Society. The award is given for the best textbook for an academic audience, at either the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. In Cosmology, Baumann expands on his widely acclaimed lecture notes to create an up-to-date and comprehensive text that has become a standard reference for modern cosmology courses. The book covers the theoretical foundations of cosmology and describes the observations that have turned the subject into a precision science. The Chambliss…

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Daniel Baumann receives Humboldt Research Award

Daniel Baumann, professor of cosmology at NTU, is one of the recipients of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award. The award has been granted in recognition of Baumann’s past accomplishments in research and teaching. The Humboldt Research Award is one of the highest honors awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to international scholars outside Germany. Recipients are “academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements in the future”. The prize is…

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Mie-tronics under microscopy

Since a millennium ago, it is well known that grinding metals yields various colors, presented as the beautiful colored windows in churches or the famous Lycurgus Cup. However, the underlying physics was not elucidated until Gustav Mie developed the corresponding electromagnetic wave scattering theory in the early 20th century. The Mie theory explains how structuring metals to sizes comparable to light wavelengths, not much smaller nor much larger, creates new optical resonances, enhancing absorption/scattering of specific wavelengths, and producing vivid colors. In the 21st century, the nanoscale Mie resonance phenomenon has been…

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Introduction to the Intensive Courses for the Fall Semester of 2023 – “Critical Thinking through Logic”, “Fundamentals of English Writing”, and “English Oral Presentations for Academic Purposes”

Dear students of the College of Science, Greetings to all of you as we approach the beginning of the new semester. We wish you good health, happiness, and fruitful achievements, and we extend a warm welcome to the incoming graduate students who are joining the College of Science family. With the support of the Academic Writing Education Center (AWEC, NTU), the College of Science is offering three intensive courses for our students: Logic, Writing, and English Oral Presentations. During the course selection period, we especially encourage our third-year students who…

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Faculty positions available at the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University

The Institute of Oceanography at National Taiwan University (NTU) invites applications for up to two tenure-track faculty positions in oceanography. These positions are open at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor), depending on the candidate's qualifications and experience. The expected earliest starting time for the appointment is August 1, 2024. The applicants must hold a doctoral degree in marine sciences-related fields, including but not limited to physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, marine geology & geophysics, marine biology/fisheries, or biological oceanography. Interested candidates should submit the following documents via email before…

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Exciting Discovery Reveals Link Between Deep-Sea Fish and Changing Seawater Temperatures

In a groundbreaking interdisciplinary research effort spanning over three years, a team of talented scientists has unveiled a significant breakthrough. Assistant Research Fellow Dr. Chien-Hsiang Lin from the Biodiversity Research Center at Academia Sinica, along with Assistant Professor Dr. Li Lo from the Department of Geological Sciences at National Taiwan University, and Associate Professor Dr. Chih-Lin Wei and Assistant Professor Dr. Sze Ling Ho from the Institute of Oceanography at National Taiwan University, have made a remarkable discovery. Their findings shed light on the intricate relationship between the structure of…

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Faculty Positions – Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

The Department of Chemistry at NTU is committed to research excellence in all fields of chemistry. The Department invites applications for one or two full-time, open-rank faculty positions. Individuals working at all frontier and competitive research areas of chemistry, particularly in the fields of Analytical Chemistry, will be considered. At least one year of post-doctoral experience is required by the application deadline. Candidates should submit electronically a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, reprints of representative papers published in the last five years, a statement of teaching…

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Non-tenure­track Faculty Position – Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

The Department of Chemistry at National Taiwan University is hiring a non-tenure-track faculty at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor rank; a strong application at higher ranks will also be considered. Diversity is essential to our university and we hope the candidate fosters a welcoming environment that attracts students. Candidates who are passionate about developing new teaching methods, emphasizing student-centered learning methods, and integrating chemistry-related contents for students from different backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. This position has the following primary responsibilities: 1. Teaching Organic Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry and…

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Anticipating the occurrence and type of critical transitions

Chun-Wei Chang and Chih-hao Hsieh Prof. Chih-hao Hsieh from the Institute of Oceanography and Prof. Chun-Wei Chang from the Institute of Fishery Sciences, NTU lead an international team and develop a novel method that successfully anticipates the occurrence and type of a variety of critical transition events. This study, published in Science Advances (Jan 2023), overcomes the long-lasting challenge in revealing a quantitative threshold as well as distinguishing types of critical transition by early warning signals using empirical data collected in real-world systems. The proposed method also provides a powerful…

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Non-tenure­track Faculty Position – Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

The Department of Chemistry at National Taiwan University is hiring a non-tenure-track faculty at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor rank; a strong application at higher ranks will also be considered. Diversity is essential to our university and we hope the candidate fosters a welcoming environment that attracts students. Candidates who are passionate about developing new teaching methods, emphasizing student-centered learning methods, and integrating chemistry-related contents for students from different backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. This position has the following primary responsibilities: 1. Teaching Organic Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry and…

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