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

Title and Speaker Date Time
Testing and Certification in Hong Kong
Speaker: Ms. Wong Wan Ha, Rebecca (Accreditation Officer, Hong Kong Accreditation Service)
05-10-2016 (Wed) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Construction of the Section of Central – Wan Chai Bypass Tunnel Crossing Above the MTR Tsuen Wan Line
Speaker: Mr. Lee Hon (Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
05-10-2016 (Wed) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Way to Sustainable Drainage - Revitalisation of Water Bodies
Speaker: Ir. Leung Wah Ming, Richard (Senior Engineer, Land Drainage Division, Drainage Services Department)
05-10-2016 (Wed) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
First Paperless Population By-census in Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Yu Chun Keung (Senior Statistician, Census and Statistics Department)
12-10-2016 (Wed) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
Speaker: Dr. Leung Cam Fai, Ken (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University)
12-10-2016 (Wed) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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. Yip Yuk Tsang, Steven (Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
09-11-2016 (Wed) 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)


 

"Meet the Shaw Laureates 2016 The challenges and the joy of doing science" Popular Science Forum
Jointly organised with The Shaw Prize Foundation, the Education Bureau, and Hong Kong Education City Limited

The Shaw Prize is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity's spiritual civilisation.

Is doing science and research lonely and difficult or, on the contrary, full of fun and amazement? Shaw Laureates of 2016 will share their experience in this forum. So don't miss this chance to meet them face-to-face.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Meet the Shaw Laureates 2016 The challenges and the joy of doing science
Speakers: Shaw Laureates 2016

Astronomy
Prof. Kip S Thorne (Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology, USA)

Prof. Rainer Weiss (Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Life Science & Medicine
Prof. Adrian P Bird (Buchanan Professor of Genetics, University of Edinburgh, UK)

Prof. Huda Y Zoghbi (Professor of Pediatrics & Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, USA)

Mathematical Sciences
Prof. Nigel J Hitchin (Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford University, UK)
 
29-09-2016 (Thu) 2:00pm – 4:45pm

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

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


 

Popular Meteorological Science Lectures Series 2016
"How Can We Survive? - Post COP21"
Jointly organised with the Hong Kong Meteorological Society and Hong Kong Observatory

During the Climate Summit held in Paris in December 2015 (COP21), 195 nations reached an agreement to set a goal of limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels by 2100. But many experts suggest that this effort is rather conservative.  How much the world would warm further would strongly depend on how harder we could cut greenhouse gas emissions from now on.  While we should spare no effort in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation strategies should also be developed to cope with climate change impacts such as extreme weather, heat waves, rising sea levels, droughts, and etc.  This Lecture Series will have a number of experts to deliver several lectures which might help us understand the current alarming global warming situation, the way to sustainable development and the moral issues behind it and how we can respond in our daily life.

Title and Speaker Date Time
Road to Sustainable Development?
Prof. Lam Ka Se (Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
15-10-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Urban Living after COP21
Prof. Ng Yan Yung, Edward (Executive Committee, HKMetS and Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
15-10-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
The Ethics of Climate Change
Prof. Leung Wing Mo (Executive Committee, HKMetS and Adjunct Professor, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
15-10-2016 (Sat) 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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


 

Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series 2016
Jointly organised with China Association for Science and Technology, Beijing - Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre, and China Association (HK) for Science and Society Ltd.

Title and Speaker Date Time

Distinguished Chinese Scientists Lecture Series 2016
Prof. Rao Yi (Foundation Professor, Peking University)
Prof. Chen Yuao (Professor, Department of Contemporary Physics, University of Science and Technology of China)
Prof. Yung Kai Leung (Professor and Associate Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

21-10-2016 (Fri) 2:00pm – 5:35pm

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science, S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Organisms and Environment", Integrated Science and Liberal Studies "Science, Technology and the Environment"

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

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)




Popular Science Lecture: From Sudoku to So Do It Cool
Organised by Hong Kong Society for Sudoku Advancement, in association with Hong Kong Science Museum

For details, please refer to the Chinese synopsis

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science

Speaker: Dr. Tso Wung Wai (President, Hong Kong Society for Sudoku Advancement)
Date: 22-10-2016 (Saturday)
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 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

More than 2000 years of Chinese civilisation, from the Warring States to the Republic of China, has witnessed economic and social changes which impacted on the development of the practice of medicine.

The emergence of diagnostic philosophy and herbal medication led to the development of preventive medicine, surgery, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, basic theory, anatomy and forensic medicine akin to modern western medicine.
The lecturer will present the stories of iconic teachers associated with their scholarly archives, to unravel the myth around traditional Chinese medicine, which, hitherto, may have been misinterpreted.
 

Title and Speaker Date Time
Chinese Medicine: A Journey Through the Ages
Prof. Vivian Taam Wong, JP (Honorary Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong)
25-10-2016 (Tue) 2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

 

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
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)


 

"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?
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?
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
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
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)


 

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
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)

 

 

 

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