Mr Alvin Leow Zhen Wei

Graduate Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Alvin is a second-year Master’s student in the Physics department. Specifically, he studies the distribution of particles resulting from high-energy particle collisions.

In his undergrad days, he majored in Physics and Economics and minored in Philosophy. He also stayed in Tembusu for four years, previously in Shan, and is glad for the opportunity to be back in Tembu again. His Tembu experience was "all over the place" - from going for the tWild Ponya trip, to helping co-found tHoops (now Tembusu Basketball), to helping plan some house events - he believes that there is not one unique event that defined his Tembusu experience, but the variety of events that made his experience unique. He also likes going for various different IGs all the time and used to spend most of his evenings (and nights) in the MPH.

Alvin generally likes to sleep and eat and do very little work. He is also interested in pretty much anything under the sun. If you see him in the dining hall, feel free to join him and talk about anything at all.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.