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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.

Title and speaker Date Time
The Fascinating World of Two-dimensional Materials
Speaker: Prof. Daniel Shu Ping Lau (Professor and Head, Department of
Speaker: Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
07-01-2018 (Sun) 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Curriculum Links:
S1-S3 Science "Matter as Particles" and "Materials of the Modern World"
S4-S6 Physics Elective Part "Atomic World"
S4-S6 Chemistry Elective Part "Materials Chemistry"

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




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