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"Science in the Public Service" Ten Years of Passion Lecture Series

Title and Speaker Date Time
What are Environmental Friendly and Low Carbon Consumer Products?
Speaker: Mr. Lin Chi Wai, William (Director, Environmental Management, Business Environment Council)
09-11-2016 (Wed) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tai O Flood Protection Effort
Speakers: Mr. Leung Wai Pang, Lewis (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department), Mr. Cheung Kai Cheung, Henry (Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
09-11-2016 (Wed) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Global Ecosystems and Climate Change
Speaker: Dr. Tai Pui Kuen, Amos (Assistant Professor, Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
19-11-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Birds and Climate Change
Speaker: Ms. So Wai Yan, Ivy (Wetland and Fauna Conservation Officer (Ornithology), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department)
19-11-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Hidden Resilience
Speaker: Mr. Shum Ka Wah, Lawrence (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
10-12-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Underground World
Speaker: Dr. Wong King (President, Hong Kong Institute of Utility Specialists)
10-12-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)



 

"Explore the World of Medicine" Public Lecture Series 2016
Organised by Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, in association with Hong Kong Science Museum
 

Title and Speaker Date Time
Can We Prevent Cognitive Decline?
Speaker: Dr. Chan Wai Chi (Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
12-11-2016 (Sat) 10:00am – 11:00am
Can Surgery Improve Cognitive Decline?
Speaker: Dr. Leung Ka Kit, Gilberto (Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
12-11-2016 (Sat) 11:00am – 12:00 noon
Metabolic Syndrome
Speaker: Dr. Lee Chi Ho, Paul (Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
10-12-2016 (Sat) 10:00am – 11:00am
What You Need to Know about Prediabetes
Speaker: Dr. Yu Yee Tak, Esther (Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
10-12-2016 (Sat) 11:00am – 12:00 noon

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

 

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

Registration required. Please refer to Chinese synopsis for details.
Enquiries: 3917 9994 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)


 

Academic Lecture Series of History of Science in China (2016)
Co-organised by the East Asian History of Science Foundation (HK), Hong Kong Science Museum and Education Bureau

The practice of medicine and search for cures in early China goes back as early as the Shang Period.  Medical practitioners not only used surgery, herbal medications, acupuncture etc., but also magical spells, divination and exorcism rituals. Yet even today, these ancient practices are still sought after, alongside modern medicine. In some countries they have even gained popularity. Why? Do they help? Are we as superstitious, as ignorant and gullible as our ancestors? What is in our world views and cosmological assumptions that permit the symbiosis of religion with qualitative and quantitative sciences?

Title and Speaker Date Time
Driving out the Evil Spirits: A Brief Introduction to Old China's "Science" of Healing
Speaker: Rev. Canon Dr Chong Chee-min, Eric (Master, St. John College, The University of Hong Kong)
02-12-2016 (Fri) 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 to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)




Awarded Researches in International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva Lecture Series
Jointly organised with Hong Kong Baptist University

Title and Speaker Date Time
Awarded Researches in International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva Lecture Series
Speakers: Prof. Cheah Kok Wai (Professor, Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University)
Prof. Yung Kin Lam, Ken (Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University)
Prof. Cheung Nai Ho (Professor, Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University)
03-12-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm – 5:30pm

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 to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)




Tyrannosaurs: T. rex and its close relatives
Jointly organised with Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Tyrannosaurs were a successful group of carnivorous dinosaurs that included the famous T. rex. Tyrannosaurs first appeared in the Northern hemisphere during the Jurassic period and later spread across the globe. They lived in different habitats including subtropical ones. Tyrannosaurs became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago during the impact event that drove all dinosaurs – except birds – to extinction. Tyrannosaurs changed a lot during their evolutionary history. Many were smaller than T. rex and had relatively long arms and small heads. Tyrannosaurs appear to have been covered by primitive feathers, including T. rex! This talk gives a summary of what we know about tyrannosaurs and introduces some of the speaker's own research into Chinese tyrannosaurs.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Tyrannosaurs: T. rex and its close relatives
Speaker: Dr. Michael Pittman (Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)
 
17-12-2016 (Sat) 2:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

 

 

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