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"Science in the Public Service" 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. Themed on "Science in My City", a series of activities will be held from July to November this year. They introduce the work of local organisations ultilising the latest technology to construct our smart city.

 

Title and speaker

Date Time

Identification of Geological Features using Artificial Intelligence

Mr. Leung Wai Kin (Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department)

09-11-2019
(Sat)

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Measurements and Our Daily Life – Introduction to the International System of Units (SI)

Dr. Terry Lai (Electronics Engineer, Standards and Calibration Laboratory, Innovation and Technology Commission)

09-11-2019
(Sat)

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Food Safety in Hong Kong – in the Face of Climate Change

Dr. Anna Tang (Scientific Officer, Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department)

09-11-2019
(Sat)

4:00pm – 4:45pm

 

For lecture synopsis, please visit the website of "Science in the Public Service"
https://www.science.gov.hk

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

The Quest for Deep Space Explorations and its Earthly Benefits

Exploration of our universe often draws us to seek knowledge of our origin and our way forward. Also, the technology developed has benefited mankind greatly. The speaker will explain the quest for knowledge of our solar system through Hong Kong's participation in deep space explorations, and the technology transfer to enrich our life.

Speaker: Prof. Yung Kai Leung (Associate Head and Chair Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Date: 22-10-2019 (Tue) (Postponed to April 2020)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
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 the 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

 

Climate Change and Extreme Weather

This lecture will review the history of typhoons in Hong Kong, main causes and projection of global warming and extreme weather hazards. It will also discuss their associated challenges to the sustainable development of Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Speaker: Mr. Shun Chi Ming, JP (Director, Hong Kong Observatory)

Date: 11-11-2019 (Mon) (Postponed, date: to be confirmed)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
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 the 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

 

Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe

The last prediction stemming from Einstein's theory of general relativity, published in 1916, was the existence of ripples in the fabric of spacetime – better known as gravitational waves. The speaker will take you through the long journey towards the detection of gravitational waves and how they have revolutionised our understanding of the Universe.

Speaker: Prof. Tijonne Li (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Date: 22-11-2019 (Fri) (Postponed, date: to be confirmed)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
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 the 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

 

Sustainable Development Goals for Green & Golden Hills

Our world leaders are sharing a vision of a better and more sustainable future for all. Carbon pricing, green investment, circular economy and regenerative agriculture are some of the suggested policies that aim to pave the way to a greener future. Come and share our mission towards Zero Carbon & Zero Waste!

Speaker: Prof. Vivian Taam Wong, JP (Honorary Fellow, The University of Hong Kong and The Open University of Hong Kong)

Date: 11-12-2019 (Wed) (Postponed, date: to be confirmed)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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 the 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 2019

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 lectures will be held to explain the achievements and contributions of Chinese scientists in related fields and to look forward to the future development of science and technology.

Opening Ceremony and First Lecture
Topic: Latest Developments and Trends of Future Networks and 5G
Speaker: Mr. Liu Yunjie (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Director of Network Communication and Security Purple Mountain Laboratory)

Second Lecture
Topic: Development of Large Passenger Aircraft
Speaker: Dr. Wu Guanghui (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Chief Designer of C919 Programme at Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC))

Third Lecture
Topic: New Developments in Display Research
Speaker: Prof. Kwok Hoi Sing (Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Science and Technology; Executive Director, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics Technologies)

Date: 01-11-2019 (Fri)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:45pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: The first and second lectures are conducted in Putonghua. The third lecture is conducted in Cantonese.
Broadcasting venues: Classroom, Hong Kong Science Museum (conducted in Cantonese); Laboratory, Hong Kong Science Museum (conducted in Putonghua)

Free admission by online registration (click here) on a first come, first served basis
For details of the lectures: https://hk.science.museum/ms/dcsls2019/
Enquiries and school registration: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, China Association for Science and Technology, Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre and the Education Bureau

"Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2019

To enhance people's understanding on the latest development of cutting-edge medical technology in Hong Kong, and to strengthen the public's knowledge on different health issues as well as enhance their awareness on the prevention of and latest treatments for diseases, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is organising the "Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2019.

This is the thirteenth consecutive years that this community health education programme has been organised. There will be four lectures to be held from November to December 2019 in Hong Kong Science Museum, academics from the Faculty will share their professional knowledge and illustrate their fruits of research in different medical disciplines.

Theme

Title and speaker

Date Time

Knowledge Update on Ophthalmology

Update on Management of Refractive Error

Dr. Jonathan Chan (Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)

#09-11-2019
(Sat)

10:00am – 12:00nn

Glaucoma – Causes and Treatment

Dr. Jasper Wong (Clinical Assistant of Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)

Biologics and Therapeutic for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Fundamental of Biologics

Dr. Aviva Chow (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)

*14-12-2019
(Sat)

10:00am – 12:00nn

Biologic Therapy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Temy Mok (Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)

 

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Free admission by online registration (click here) on a first come, first served basis
#Online registration starts from 25 October
*Online registration starts from 29 November

Enquiries: 3917 9212 / 3917 9994 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays), mdfac@hku.hk

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

How to Keep Cool without Causing More Global Warming?

Is global warming real? If so, how can we handle the increasingly hot weather? The way we cool ourselves now with air conditioning would lead to further deterioration of global warming with electricity produced by fossil fuel and heat trapping refrigerants. Yet a large part of the world's population is suffering from global warming without a sustainable way to cool down.

In this lecture, the speaker will demonstrate the phenomenon of cooling by refrigerants in air conditioning nowadays and introduce a new cooling way which is by gas compression directly. The new method could make our environment cool more efficiently and cool ourselves more sustainably without causing more global warming.

Speaker: Prof. Joseph Y. Hui (Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University,USA and Academic Advisor, Space Observers HK)

Date: 07-12-2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
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 Space Observers HK and the Hong Kong Science Museum


Research Grants Council Public Lecture Series

Theme-based Research Scheme - Diabetes: a Global Epidemic in Need of Novel Solutions

Diabetes has become one of the most important public health problems in the 21st century. With adoption of modern lifestyles and increasing rates of obesity, diabetes has become increasingly common, and now affects more than 10% of the population in China. Furthermore, diabetes is associated with increased risk of damage to different organs in the body, including the heart, kidneys, eyes and blood vessels. The scale of the diabetes epidemic, and the severity of some of the complications, present a huge challenge to any healthcare system. Recent research has highlighted novel ways to combat this healthcare crisis and to bring better outcome to patients with diabetes.

Speaker: Prof. Ma Ching Wan (Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Date: 14-12-2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
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 Research Grants Council and Hong Kong Science Museum

 

Theme-based Research Scheme -The Most Unwanted Influence: Influenza

Influenza A virus (IAV) is a medically important pathogen. Seasonal influenza strikes every year, along with the constant threat of avian influenza and occasionally pandemics. These viruses are highly contagious. The secondary attack rates of seasonal and pandemic influenza viruses can be as high as 15% and 50%, respectively. In Hong Kong, seasonal influenza virus and animal influenza virus (e.g. H7N9) affect our daily lives. In this lecture, we are going to discuss the origin and transmission of these viruses. In addition, we will also mention some effective control measures and new possibilities to prevent these infections.

Speaker: Prof. Poon Lit Man (Professor and Division Head, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong)

Date: 14-12-2019 (Sat)
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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 Research Grants Council and Hong Kong Science Museum

 

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