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Science Lectures

The Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation and Education Bureau Joint Public Lectures on STEM Education

This lecture series aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, and to enable students and the public to learn more about the recent development of various topics related to STEM.

Title and speaker Date Time
Artificial Intelligence in Machine Listening and Speaking for Learning and Well-being 09-10-2018 (Tue) 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Prof Meng Mei Ling, Helen (Patrick Huen Wing Ming Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Crossing the Chasm - an Inverted Model 23-10-2018 (Tue) 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Prof Yuen Ming Fai, Matthew (Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
The Wonders of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 09-11-2018 (Fri) 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Prof Danny Chan (SY and HY Cheng Professor in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
The Wonders of Fibre Optics in Our Daily Life 20-11-2018 (Tue) 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Ir Prof Wai Ping Kong, Alexander (Vice President (Research Development), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

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

 

Artificial Intelligence in Machine Listening and Speaking for Learning and Well-being

Artificial intelligence has developed rapidly and its applications have become more diverse. One of the developments is to identify the pronunciation errors of English learners, and to support their training by providing feedback with synthetic speech having the characteristics of the learner's voice. The speaker will share with us the development of this technology and how to apply it further in language therapy.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Crossing the Chasm - an Inverted Model

Our society promotes the younger generation in innovation and entrepreneurship. However, there is a chasm between turning the innovative ideas into market products and the start-ups. How can Hong Kong grasp the chance of development in China and the advantage of being a "smart city" to help the start-ups crossing the chasm?

The Wonders of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Many animal species can regrow their missing organs by the stem cells present at the injury site. The speaker will explore with us how we can acquire the same regenerative and recovery ability by knowing the mystery of the stem cells.

The Wonders of Fibre Optics in Our Daily Life

The development of optical fibre technology not only revolutionised modern communications and brought us into the Information Age, but also has some fewer-known applications like monitoring the health of large structures such as railway and bridges. This lecture will introduce the development of fibre optics, and the use of optical fibre technology in various aspects of our daily living.

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
This lecture is for schools. Registration for school groups: celine.lee@rondabosh.com
Limited seats are reserved for public 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 by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation, the Education Bureau and The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong


 

 

Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series 2018

Nowadays science and technology have developed drastically, Chinese scientists play an important role in promoting scientific research and technological development. They have made remarkable achievements and international reputation in different areas of research.

Since 2003, the Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series has invited more than 65 famous Chinese scientists to give lectures, share the latest scientific and technological information with the public, encourage young people to join the research and give a new impetus to the future development of science and technology.

This year, three distinguished Chinese scientists from mainland and local will introduce their research to the public.

Title and speaker Date Time
Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series 2018

Opening Ceremony and First Lecture
The Power of Regenerative Medicine to Restore Health and Quality of Life

Speaker: Prof Rocky S Tuan (Vice-Chancellor and President of
Speaker: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Second Lecture
Thoughts on Improving the Quality of Youth Innovation

Speaker: Prof Zhong Nanshan (Academician of Chinese Academy
Speaker: of Engineering)

Third Lecture
Artificial Intelligence: Angel or Evil

Speaker: Dr Tan Tieniu (Academician of Chinese Academy
Speaker: of Sciences)
02-11-2018 (Fri) 2:30pm – 6:15pm

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: The first lecture is conducted in Cantonese. The second and third lectures are conducted in Putonghua. Simultaneous interpretation (SI) in Putonghua and Cantonese are available, while limited SI devices are provided on a first come, first served basis.

Free admission by online registration (click here) on a first come, first served basis

School registration and enquires: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays).

Co-organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, China Association for Science and Technology, Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre, the Education Bureau and China Association (HK) for Science and Society Ltd


 

Popular Meteorological Science Lecture Series — "Weather-ready, Climate-smart"

Title and speaker Date Time
Eating Seasonal Foods: The Bigger Picture 03-11-2018 (Sat) 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Speaker: Mr Leung Wing Mo (Spokesperson of the Hong Kong Meteorological Society, Member of the Council for Sustainable Development)
Urban Micro-climate ・ Green Architecture 03-11-2018 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Speaker: Mr Tony Ip (Green architect & town designer)

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

 

Eating Seasonal Foods: The Bigger Picture

Eating seasonal food is part of traditional Chinese culture. Vegetables in South China grow best in winter, that's why we should eat more vegetables in the cold days. In summer, eating melons could help to relieve the heat. Besides its health effects, eating seasonally could also contribute to mitigate climate change and reduce the carbon emissions.

Urban Micro-climate ・ Green Architecture

The intense urban heat island effect in Hong Kong means high temperature in built-up areas, which leads to heat stress and other related health problems. The issues of health and comfort in urban space become even more complicated in face of the challenges brought about by climate change. With better understanding of the dynamics between the built environment and the microclimate, and advocacy of green buildings, could we design a more livable and healthier urban 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 by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Hong Kong Meteorological Society and the Hong Kong Observatory


 

 

"Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2018

This lecture series could enhance the public's understanding on the latest development and achievements of medical technology in Hong Kong, and strengthen their knowledge on the prevention of different diseases.


Title and speaker Date Time
Common Leg and Foot Problems in Children​

Speaker: Dr To Kai Tsun, Michael (Clinical Associate Professor,
Speaker: Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology​​,
Speaker: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University
Speaker: of Hong Kong)
10-11-2018 (Sat) 10:00am – 11:00am
TCM Pediatric Massage for Your Baby's Healthy Wellbeing

Speaker: Prof Zhang Zhangjin (Professor and Associate
Speaker: Director (Clinical Affairs), School of Chinese Medicine​,
Speaker: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University
Speaker: of Hong Kong)
10-11-2018 (Sat) 11:00am – 12:00 noon
Acid, Diet and Bacteria – Friends or Foes in Upper GI Cancer

Speaker: Prof Leung Wai-keung (Li Shu Fan Medical
Speaker: Foundation Professor in Gastroenterology;
Speaker: Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing
Speaker: Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
15-12-2018 (Sat) 10:00am – 11:00am
Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Diseases​

Speaker: Dr Wong Yu Hong, Ian (Clinical Assistant Professor,
Speaker: Department of Surgery​ Li Ka Shing Faculty of
Speaker: Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
15-12-2018 (Sat) 11:00am – 12:00 noon

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese (The second lecture is conducted in Putonghua.)
Free admission by online registration (click here) on a first come, first served basis
Enquires: 3917 9212 / 3917 9994

Organised by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, in association with the Hong Kong Science Museum


 

Dialogue with Dr. Jane Goodall – Public Lecture

Dr Jane Goodall's life-changing stay at the Gombe Stream Reserve in East Africa brings great stories to be shared with the members of the public. Supplementing the sharing by Dr Jane Goodall, local expert from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department will share their work and experience in sea turtle conservation in Hong Kong and South China Region. This public lecture serves a not-to-be-missed opportunity for us to get in touch with Dr Jane Goodall and reflect on man-wildlife relationship.


Title and speaker Date Time
First Lecture
Embracing the Chimps

Speaker: Dr Jane Goodall DBE (Primatologist, anthropologist and
Speaker: founder of The Jane Goodall Institute)

Second Lecture
Conservation of Sea Turtles in South China Region

Speaker: Dr Ng Ka Yan, Connie (Nature Conservation Officer,
Speaker: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department)
11-11-2018 (Sun) 2:00pm – 3:30pm

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English
Due to the overwhelming responses, this lecture is full. You can queue up in the standby line at the entrance of the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Science Museum at 1:45pm on 11-11-2018 (15 minutes before the start of the lecture). Seats are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.
Enquiries: 2731 5405 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by Department of Science and Environmental Studies of the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Science Museum and The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong)
Supported by Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2018 of Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department, World Wild Fund for Nature (Hong Kong) and Green Power

 

 

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