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.
The discovery of graphene, an one-atom-thick carbon layer, has triggered tremendous interest in two-dimensional (2D) materials for scientists in chemistry, physics, materials science, and related areas. It is hard to imagine how an one-atom-thick material could possibly change the world! 2D materials have the potential to immensely advance everything from construction materials to electronics, energy and medicine. In this lecture, Prof. Lau will provide an overview of the development of 2D materials, with special highlights on the fascinating properties and applications.
Language: English, supplemented by Cantonese
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