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"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
Testing, Inspection and Certification in Our Daily Life
Speaker: Ms Wong Wan Ha, Rebecca (Accreditation Officer, Hong Kong
Speaker: Accreditation Service, Innovation and Technology Commission )
07-10-2017 (Sat) 2:30pm - 3:20pm
How does Climate Change affect Food Safety?
Speaker: Dr Tang Shiu Ping, Anna (Scientific Officer, Centre for Food Safety,
Speaker: Food and Environmental Hygiene Department )
07-10-2017 (Sat) 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Application of STEM in Slope Greening
Speaker: Ms Chan Suet Ying, Lily (Geotechnical Engineer, Civil Engineering
Speaker: and Development Department )
07-10-2017 (Sat) 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Sustainable Consumption
Speaker: Mr Lin Chi Wai, William (Director of Environmental Management,
Speaker: Business Environment Council )
14-10-2017 (Sat) 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Use of Drone and Information Technology in Mountain Search and Rescue Operation
Speaker: Mr Li Ngai (Senior Station Officer, Hong Kong Fire Services
Speaker: Department )
14-10-2017 (Sat) 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Development and Application of Rock Caverns in Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr Sum Tze Choi, Don (Geotechnical Engineer, Civil Engineering and
Speaker: Development Department )
14-10-2017 (Sat) 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Understanding the Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Services
Speaker: Mr Kwok Wing Hing, Warren (Senior Telecommunications Engineer,
Speaker: The Office of the Communications Authority )
22-10-2017 (Sun) 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Radiation and Living
Speakers: Ms Lam Ching Chi, Queenie (Senior Scientific Officer,
Speakers: Hong Kong Observatory )
Speakers: Mr Lee Siu Keung (Senior Physicist i/c, Department of Health )
22-10-2017 (Sun) 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Flat Panel Display Technology
Speaker: Prof Cheah Kok Wai (Associate Head, Department of Physics,
Speaker: Hong Kong Baptist University )
11-11-2017 (Sat) 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Stem Cell Technology for Brain Diseases
Speaker: Prof Yung Kin Lam, Ken (Associate Head, Department of Biology,
Speaker: Hong Kong Baptist University )
11-11-2017 (Sat) 3:20pm - 4:10pm
How to Project the Future Population Scientifically?
Speaker: Ms Wong Shin Chon, Jennifer (Senior Statistician, Census and
Speaker: Statistics Department )
11-11-2017 (Sat) 4:10pm - 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)


 

The Hong Kong Brain Foundation Lecture Series

Epilepsy is a common neurological disease. It is more prevalent than we think. Approximately 1 in 20 people have had epileptic seizures in their lifetime. What should we do when it happens to you or people around us? You may find more by joining the following lectures.

Title and speaker Date Time
Paediatric Epilepsy
Speaker: Dr Alva KF Lam (Paediatrician)
08-10-2017 (Sun) 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Epilepsy in Adults
Speaker: Dr Howan Leung (Neurologist)
08-10-2017 (Sun) 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Curriculum Link: S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Health and Diseases"

Paediatric Epilepsy
Explain the pathology, first aid, drug application and treatment of paediatric epilepsy.

Epilepsy in Adults
Explain the pathology, first aid, drug application and treatment of epilepsy in adults.

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

Free admission with registration by phone on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries and Registration: 8200 8008 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)
Organised by the Hong Kong Brain Foundation, in association with the Hong Kong Science Museum


 

 

The East Asian History of Science Foundation Public Lectures on STEM Education

This lecture series aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and let the public and students understand the connections between ancient and modern development in Mathematics, Science and Medicine in China and other countries.

Title and speaker Date Time
Traditional Medicine in Asia – Is It Obsolete?
Speaker: Prof Leung Ping Chung (Director, Centre for Clinical Trials on
Speaker: Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese
Speaker: University of Hong Kong)
10-10-2017 (Tue) 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Wonders of DNA in Our Daily Life
Speaker: Prof Leung Chi Ching, Frederick (Honorary Professor, School of
Speaker: Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University
Speaker: of Hong Kong)
23-10-2017 (Mon) 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Great Indeed Is the Art of Numbering • Synthesis of Chinese Mathematics and European Mathematics
Speaker: Prof Siu Man Keung (Honorary Professor, Department of
Speaker: Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong)
10-11-2017 (Fri) 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mapping Hereditary Diseases and Identification of Gene Mutations
Speaker: Prof Tsui Lap Chee (Founding President, The Academy of Sciences
Speaker: of Hong Kong)
21-11-2017 (Tue) 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Mathematics, Biology and Integrated Science

Traditional Medicine in Asia – Is It Obsolete?
Prof Leung analyses the current status of traditional medicine in Asia with emphasis on the fundamental principles and approach of Chinese medicine, and how it can complement modern medicinal practices.

The Wonders of DNA in Our Daily Life
Prof Leung introduces the knowledge from the genetic code ATGC, discusses its impact on transforming our daily life in different aspects including agriculture, environment and medical health, and how it challenges our core values of existence.

Great Indeed Is the Art of Numbering • Synthesis of Chinese Mathematics and European Mathematics
Using mathematical examples at the junior secondary level, Prof Siu discusses the features, strengths and weaknesses of ancient Chinese mathematics, so as to raise audience's interests to explore Eastern and Western worlds of mathematics from the past to present.

Mapping Hereditary Diseases and Identification of Gene Mutations
Identification of disease-causing gene is an important milestone to cure genetic diseases. Using his study on Cystic Fibrosis as an example, Prof Tsui shares the difficulties on doing such kind of research. He further introduces the benefits of Human Genome Project on studying genetic diseases.

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

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.
Registration for school groups: celine.lee@rondabosh.com
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised with the East Asian History of Science Foundation (HK), Education Bureau and The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong


 

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.

Title and speaker Date Time
Physics of Microbes: Move in a Bacterial Way
Speaker: Prof Yilin Wu (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics,
Speaker: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Speaker: (to be conducted in Cantonese)
15-10-2017 (Sun) 2:30pm – 5:00pm
China Spallation Neutron Source: Principles, Applications and its Social and Economic Impact
Speaker: Prof Xun-Li Wang (Chair Professor and Head, Department of
Speaker: Physics, City University of Hong Kong)
Speaker: (to be conducted in Putonghua)
29-10-2017 (Sun) 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Physics Compulsory Part "Force and Motion" and Elective Part "Atomic World"

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
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)

Jointly organised with the Physical Society of Hong Kong and physics-related departments of six local universities


 

Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series 2017

For details, please refer to the Chinese synopsis.

Date: 03-11-2017 (Fri)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:35pm
Venue: Chiang Cheng Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Language: Cantonese and Putonghua
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

Popular Meteorological Science Lecture Series – "Understanding Clouds"

Clouds have many shapes and types and are central in weather observations and forecasts. Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and could shape the global distribution of water resources. Meanwhile, global cloud amount has significant impact on climate and hence its accurate assessment could pose impacts to the prediction of global climate change. In this lecture series, three experts are invited to talk on cloud observations, water resources and climate change, which are important but for most of the time overlooked meteorological elements that affect our daily lives as well as our future climate. Apart from the basic knowledge, practical skills including how to identify various kinds of clouds using the International Cloud Atlas would also be delivered.

Title and speaker Date Time
Clouds Classification - International Cloud Atlas
Speaker: Mr Tam Kwong Hung (Senior Scientific Officer, Hong Kong
Speaker: Observatory)
04-11-2017 (Sat) 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Clouds and Water Cycle
Speaker: Dr Li Jianfeng (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography,
Speaker: Hong Kong Baptist University)
04-11-2017 (Sat) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Clouds and Climate Change
Speaker: Mr Tong Hang Wai (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
04-11-2017 (Sat) 4:00pm – 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)

Jointly organised with the Hong Kong Meteorological Society and Hong Kong Observatory

 

 

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