From Penang to the Outer Reaches of Science

By Andrea Filmer

April 2019 FEATURE
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Dr Khoo Teng Jian, 32, works at the University of Geneva and spends his days studying proton collisions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the world’s largest machine that slams protons together at 40 million times per second.Starting out in Penang, then moving to Williamstown, Massachusetts before crossing to University of Cambridge, the journey to Switzerland has been far from dull for the Old Free.After finishing school, Khoo obtained a scholarship from the International School of Penang (Uplands). “I...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.