Institute for Basic Science

Founded in November 2011 by the South Korean government, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) supports basic research within the entire range of natural sciences including physics, life science, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, and astronomy by providing highly advanced, supportive, self-directed research environments.

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Breaking laws, making glass

The laws that explain how pizza gets uniformly cooked in an oven are not valid for systems of atoms at ultracold temperatures. A team of researchers at the Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems, within the Institute ...

dateJun 12, 2018 in Condensed Matter
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Troika of proteins controls leaf old age onset

Researchers at the Center for Plant Aging Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have discovered that a three protein hub – dubbed NAC troika—controls the onset of leaf old age. Their systematic study, ...

dateMay 29, 2018 in Biotechnology
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How to code a functional molecular machine

An international team has developed a model that simulates protein evolution. Starting from stiff, unfunctional proteins, the computer model shows how evolving protein components can work together to give rise to dynamic ...

dateMay 29, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Detecting the shape of laser pulses

A team of researchers at the Center for Relativistic Laser Science, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have developed a method to measure the shape of laser pulses in ambient air. Unlike conventional strategies, ...

dateMay 17, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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Cellular recycling caught in the act

A team of researchers at the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have observed a normal physiological process, called "self-eating", that cells use to recycle their components. ...

dateFeb 19, 2018 in Biochemistry
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