Celebrating Physics 2019: A Series of Public Lectures
Quantum Communication and Cryptography: When Feynman Meets Shannon
Quantum mechanics deals with the property of matter in the microscopic world. On the other hand, information theory founded by Shannon in 1948 studies the reliable encryption, transmission and transformation of information. These two research disciplines seem to be totally irrelevant. However, in 1982, Feynman looked into the possibility of using quantum computers to perform certain quantum mechanical calculations. His vision laid the foundation of quantum information science. This lecture gives an overview on quantum information science by taking quantum communication and cryptography as examples.
Speaker: Prof. Chau Hoi Fung (Professor, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong)
Date: 13-07-2019 (Sat)
Organised by the Physical Society of Hong Kong, in association with the Hong Kong Science Museum
Arctic Research: A Place too Cold?
While climate change is an undeniable fact, we should consider early actions for reducing, mitigating, forecasting and resilient work without delay. All these jobs should be based on science and scientific data collected by polar research. The Polar Research Institute of Hong Kong – The Bauhinia Station has been established since September 2018 in Longyearbyen of Norwegian Svalbard Isles and equipped with fundamental facilities for physical, biological and environmental research. This lecture introduces the scientific research in the arctic region carried out by Hong Kong scientists.
Speaker: Prof. Ho Kin Chung (Founding Chairman and Director, Polar Research Institute of Hong Kong) and Mr. Ho Siu Pok (Research Officer, Polar Research Institute of Hong Kong)
Date: 25-08-2019 (Sun)
Jointly organised by Polar Research Institute of Hong Kong, Green Future Foundation and the Hong Kong Science Museum