Senior Lecturer
Phone: 
(65) 6592 7816 

Email: 
HOSY@ntu.edu.sg 

Webpage: 

Education: 
BSc (Hons), Imperial College; PGDE (Distinction), NTUNIE; MSc & PhD, University of Toronto 
Research Area:  Theory and Computation 
Techniques for solving quantum manybody problems 
The traditional method of finding eigenvalues of a Hamiltonian
is by 
Foundational issues in Quantum Mechanics 
I am also interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of counterintuitive phenomena that gave quantum mechanics its weirdness. Some of these include single particle interference, correlations of entangled pairs in the context of EPRBell type experiments and the AharonovBohm effect. It is hoped that new insights can be acquired and that they will allow us to better understand the enigmatic quantum mechanics.

Physics Education Research 
For Physics, the variety of approaches adopted by the
beginner to learn the subject is probably more diverse than other
science disciplines. I am exploring if there are systematic ways of
classifying the various styles of learning foundational Physics and
henceforth develop the most effective way to teach the subject to a
large class of students with diverse backgrounds. In due time, I hope
to extend the similar analysis to core Physics courses such as
mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and relativity (both
special and general). 
1.  Ho, S. Y.; Rosensteel, G.; Rowe, D. J.
EquationsofMotion Approach to Quantum Mechanics: Application to a
Model Phase Transition. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 080401 (2007). 
2.  Rosensteel, G.; Rowe, D. J.; Ho, S. Y. Equations of motion for
a spectrumgenerating algebra: LipkinMeshkovGlick model. J. of Phys.
A: Math. 41, 025208 (2008). 
3.  Ho, S. Y.; Rowe, D. J.; S. De Baerdemacker Eigenstates
Estimation of the BardeenCooperSchriefer (BCS) Hamiltonian for large
finite systems. (arXiv:1011.4304v1 [quantph]) (2010). 
4.  Foong, S. K.; Lim, C. H.; Ho, S. Y.; Wong, D.; Kuppan, L.
Experiments for Challenging Topics in PreUniversity Physics, Book
Chapter in Y.J. Lee & A.L. Tan (Eds.), Science education at the
nexus of theory and practice (pp. 81109). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
(2008). 
5.  Ho, S. Y.; Foong, S. K.; Lim, C. H.; Lim, C. C.; Lin, K.; Kuppan, L.
Projectile motion on an inclined misty surface I: Capturing and
analysing the trajectory, Phys. Educ. 44, 253257 (2009). 