Institute for Basic Science (IBS) South Korea

Overview

IBS was established in 2011 to advance the frontiers of knowledge and foster leading scientists of tomorrow by pursuing excellence in basic science research. Since then, IBS has been providing infrastructure for long-term, large-scale, and group research as well as supporting autonomous research activities of researchers, focusing on the exploration of creative knowledge. In 2018, IBS had moved to its new building in Daejeon, South Korea. Watch the tour video of our headquarters and some of our research centers.

As a basic science research institute representing Korea, IBS is running 30 Centers in physics, chemistry, mathematics, life sciences, and interdisciplinary areas, in addition to Korea Virus Research Institute as of January 2022, with the goal of eventually increasing the number to 50. In order to meet this goal, IBS is hiring Research Center Directors and Chief Investigators, as well as postdoctoral researchers. For career opportunities, please visit https://www.ibs.re.kr/prog/recruit/eng/sub04_01/list.do.

The institute’s main philosophy is to select world-renowned scientists as its Centers’ directors and create an environment where the director can concentrate on his/her own creative research. That is because IBS believes that creativity can be maximized when excellent researchers focus on conducting challenging research in an autonomous research environment.

IBS has been generating research outcomes that attract worldwide attention and was named one of Nature Index Rising Stars 2016. Despite a short history, the institute is standing shoulder to shoulder with international basic science research institutes. With the 2018 completion of its new headquarters designated as an urban science park, IBS will maximize the merits of group and interdisciplinary research as well as bring IBS’ research capabilities together. It is actively recruiting young researchers at home and abroad, heralding an even brighter future.

Since 2016, IBS has been operating Young Scientists Fellowship (YSF) under the slogan ‘Initiate your own research at IBS. In order to intensify its support to grow the next-generation leaders of scientific investigators, IBS has been launching a new research unit called Pioneer Research Centers (PRC), a subset of the existing IBS HQ Centers since early 2019. PRCs consist of up to five Chief Investigators (CIs) each. The CIs lead their own research group to pioneer new fields and focus on challenging research in the basic sciences. CIs are required to have scientific excellence equivalent to that of a principal investigator at a globally renowned research institute or to have great potential to reach the aforementioned level in the near future. IBS will continue its efforts to become a research hub where young scientists can devote themselves to their science with full autonomy and independence.

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Research

Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Institute for Basic Science (IBS) published between 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
Count Share
311 81.75

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
188 49.25
148 39.62
41 10.18
12 2.35

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
70.81 71.57 88.05 89.27 85.82

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Highlight of the month

Untangling wave-particle duality

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The source of a photon affects how much it will exhibit particle-like or wave-like behaviour.

One of the most intriguing aspects of quantum physics is that quantum entities such as electrons and photons exhibit two complementary behaviours — particle like and wave like — depending on the situation.

Now, a researcher from the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea and a collaborator have constructed an experimental setup for quantitatively investigating the complementary nature of wave–particle duality.

Their experiment involved shining two laser beams onto two identical optical crystals, which produced four photons: two of the photons (‘signal’ photons) are interfered to determined their wave-like nature, while the other two photons (‘idler’ photons) are used to determine their particle-like nature.

Using this setup, the researchers confirmed previously derived theoretical descriptions. They consider that the system is an ideal tool for probing wave–particle duality.

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References

  1. Science Advances 7, eabi9268 (2021). doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abi9268

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 57.24% Domestic
  • 42.76% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with Institute for Basic Science (IBS) by Share (84 total)

  1. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Seoul National University (SNU) (49.89)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)20.39
    Seoul National University (SNU)29.51
  2. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (45.80)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)21.63
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)24.17
  3. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) (27.12)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)10.09
    Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)17.03
  4. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) (23.00)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)12.73
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)10.27
  5. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) (21.45)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)8.61
    Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)12.85
  6. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Yonsei University (14.40)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)4.87
    Yonsei University9.52
  7. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Korea University (12.62)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)7.36
    Korea University5.25
  8. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Pusan National University (PNU) (8.59)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)4.08
    Pusan National University (PNU)4.51
  9. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) (5.74)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)3.26
    Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)2.48
  10. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and University of Science and Technology (UST) (5.10)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)3.61
    University of Science and Technology (UST)1.49

Top 10 international collaborators with Institute for Basic Science (IBS) by Share (672 total)

  1. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Max Planck Society (5.49)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)2.56
    Max Planck Society2.93
  2. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (4.88)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)2.75
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)2.13
  3. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Peking University (PKU) (4.19)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)2.16
    Peking University (PKU)2.03
  4. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Harvard University (3.60)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)1.87
    Harvard University1.73
  5. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) (2.75)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)1.35
    University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)1.40
  6. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) (2.51)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)1.58
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)0.93
  7. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and University of Minnesota (UMN) (2.41)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)0.80
    University of Minnesota (UMN)1.61
  8. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (2.39)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)1.23
    Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)1.16
  9. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) (2.49)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)0.93
    The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)1.56
  10. Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa) (2.31)
    Institute for Basic Science (IBS)1.11
    University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa)1.19

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