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Celebrating Physics: A series of public lectures

Celebrating Physics aims to bring to the general public and young students in particular the excitements of some of the latest developments in physics, including astrophysics, cosmology, quantum physics, optical micromanipulation, and the physics of music, through a series of lectures conducted by scholars from local universities. Marking the Golden Jubilee of the Physical Society of Hong Kong, the lectures also serve to introduce recent works and research achievements of local physicists to the public. The first three lectures had been held at the Hong Kong Space Museum.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Lecture 6: The Physical World of Music
Speaker: Dr. Fung Kin Hung (Assistant Professor, Department of Applied
Speaker: Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Language: Cantonese
24-06-2017 (Sat) 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science "Energy", S4-S6 Physics Compulsory Part "Wave Motion", Elective Part "Atomic World" and "Energy and Use of Energy"

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Jointly organised with the Physical Society of Hong Kong and physics-related departments of six local universities
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

Muse Fest HK 2017: "Travelling with Curators" Talk Series

Buried Treasures in China - Path Finding

Vast in territory and with abundant natural resources, China also has stunning scenery. Apart from this, buried deep down the earth are numerous precious prehistoric treasures. The curators from the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Space Museum will lead you to view places such as Gansu, Yunnan, Chongqing and Zigong, home to dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. They will share with you interesting and exciting adventures in these places and give you an extraordinary travelling experience.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Buried Treasures in China - Path Finding
Speakers: Ms. Paulina Chan, (Curator (Exhibit) of Hong Kong Science Museum),
Speakers: Mr. Robert Leung, (Curator of Hong Kong Space Museum)
08-07-2017 (Sat) 3:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Venue: Lecture Hall Lobby, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Eternal Life - Exploring Ancient Egypt: Egyptian Civilisation - From Ancient to Present

For details, please refer to the Chinese synopsis.

Speaker: Prof. Poo Mu Chou (Professor, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date: 16-07-2017 (Sun)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Putonghua

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm,2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

Research Grants Council Lecture Series

The University Grants Committee and Research Grants Council have been supporting the Hong Kong higher education sector to undertake many exciting academic research projects over the years. To let the community know about the importance and values of the work of our researchers and their contribution to the society, the Research Grants Council has been organising regular public lectures to introduce to the public the achievements of our researchers.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Rare Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases Programme
Speaker: Prof. Lam Ching Wan (Professor of the Department of Pathology,
Speaker: The University of Hong Kong)
29-07-2017 (Sat) 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: from Dream to Reality
Speaker: Prof. Lo Yuk Ming, Dennis (The Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine,
Speaker: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
29-07-2017 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Genetics and Evolution" and "Health and Diseases" Elective Part "Biotechnology"


Rare Diseases and Undiagnosed Diseases Programme
Diagnostic Odyssey refers to an extraordinary delay of years between the disease onset and the final diagnosis was established. Diagnostic odyssey is mostly due to diagnostic challenges because of the rarity of the diseases. There are 7,000 rare diseases affecting 300 million people worldwide. It was estimated that about 10 million people in China have rare diseases. Prof. Lam will explain in the lecture, how genetic pathologists, using clinical whole genome sequencing (WGS) and whole exome sequencing (WES) approaches, can end diagnostic odyssey through identification of disease-causing genes in families with rare diseases.

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: from Dream to Reality
Prenatal testing is an established part of modern healthcare. However, conventional invasive methods for prenatal testing are associated with risks to the foetus. For many years, scientists around the world have been dreaming about the possibility of Non-invasive prenatal testing. Prof. Lo will share in the talk the journey of entering this field, as a medical student and how over a period of over two decades, he moved this dream into reality. He would also discuss some of the ethical, social and legal issues associated with this revolutionary technology.


Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Jointly organised with the Research Grants Council
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

"Science in the Public Service" Forum and Lecture Series

"Science in the Public Service" (SIPS) is a joint campaign by government bureaux/departments and other organisations to promote their scientific work and application of technology to the provision of services for the general public. From August to November this year, a series of public talks and forums will be held and the theme is "Application of STEM in Public Services".

Title and Speaker Date Time
Investigation of Water Seepage Complaint in Buildings
Speaker: Mr. Shek King Fai, Felix (Professional Officer, Joint Office,
Speaker: Buildings Department)
06-08-2017 (Sun) 2:30 - 3:30pm
Hong Kong Slope Safety
Speaker: Mr. Ho Man Lee, Ivan (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Civil
Speaker: Engineering and Development Department)
06-08-2017 (Sun) 3:30 - 4:30pm
Tai O Flood Protection Forum
Speakers: Mr. Lee Kwok Lun (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
Speakers: Mr. Leung Wai Pang, Lewis (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Cheung Kai Cheung, Henry (Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Lam Hon Wa (Senior Engineer, Drainage Services Department)
Speakers: Ms. Tang Ka Yuet, Annie (Assistant Engineer, Drainage Services
Speakers: Department)
13-08-2017 (Sun) 2:30 - 4:30pm
Introduction of Rainstorm and Landslip Warning Systems Forum
Speakers: Mr. Wong Wai Kin (Senior Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
Speakers: Mr. Tong Man, Vincent (Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Slope, Civil
Speakers: Engineering and Development Department)
20-08-2017 (Sun) 2:30 - 4:30pm
Why is Measurement Important in Our Daily Life?
Speaker: Ms. Lam Hoi Shan, Brenda (Senior Electronics Engineer,
Speaker: Innovation and Technology Commission)
26-08-2017 (Sat) 2:30 - 3:20pm
The First Floating Solar Power System in Hong Kong
Speakers: Mr. Leung Yiu Man, Simon (Electrical Engineer, Water
Speakers: Supplies Department)
Speakers: Mr. Leung Chi Fung (Assistant Electrical Engineer, Water
Speakers: Supplies Department)
26-08-2017 (Sat) 3:20 - 4:10pm
Environmental Filling Materials and Handling of Dredged Sediment
Speakers: Mr. Tam Kin Sang (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Au Yeung Cheuk Wa (Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
26-08-2017 (Sat) 4:10 - 5:00pm
Marine Fish Hatchery and Nursery
Speaker: Ms. Stewart Pik Ha, Sara (Fisheries Officer, Agriculture,
Speaker: Fisheries and Conservation Department)
09-09-2017 (Sat) 2:30 - 3:20pm
Conserving Biodiversity: Sustainable Consumption Matters
Speaker: Dr. Ng Pun Tung, Terence (Conservation Officer, Agriculture,
Speaker: Fisheries and Conservation Department)
09-09-2017 (Sat) 3:20 - 4:10pm
Application of Buoyancy in the Wan Chai Development Phase II Project
Speakers: Dr. Chu Chi Keung, Paul (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Lee Hon (Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
Speakers: Mr. Tsui Yat Him, Henry (Project Coordinator, Civil Engineering and
Speakers: Development Department)
09-09-2017 (Sat) 4:10 - 5:00pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Integrated Science and Liberal Studies "Science, Technology and the Environment"

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

"Meet the Shaw Laureates 2017 - The challenges and the joy of doing science" Science Forum

The Shaw Prize is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity's spiritual civilisation.

Is doing science and research lonely and difficult or, on the contrary, full of fun and amazement? Shaw Laureates of 2017 will share their experience in this forum. So don't miss this chance to meet them face-to-face.

Speakers:
Shaw Laureate in Astronomy 2017
Simon D M White

Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine 2017
Ian R Gibbons
Ronald D Vale

Shaw Laureates in Mathematical Sciences 2017
János Kollár
Claire Voisin


Date: 28-09-2017 (Thu)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English

Free admission by online registration on a first come, first served basis. Details will be available in mid-August.
Jointly organised with The Shaw Prize Foundation, the Education Bureau, and Hong Kong Education City Limited
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)

 

 

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