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

Title and Speaker Date Time
Climate Change - Clear and Present Danger
Speaker: Mr. Sham Fu Cheung (Chief Experimental Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
18-06-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Landscaping of Slopes - Create a Green Living Environment
Speaker: Ms. Chan Suet Ying, Lily (Geotechnical Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
18-06-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
How to Combat Bad Weather during Mountain Search and Rescue Operations
Speaker: Mr. Lai Yiu Kei, Keith (Platoon Commander, Civil Aid Service Mountain Search and Rescue Company)
16-07-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Technology Unlock Students' Potential
Speaker: Mr. Cheng Pat Leung, Victor (Executive Director, Hong Kong Education City)
16-07-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Emergency Radiation Monitoring and Assessment
Speaker: Dr. Chan Siu Wai, Wallace (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
23-07-2016 (Sat) 11:00am - 12:00 noon
Management and Application of Public/Marine Fill in Hong Kong
Speakers: Mr. Chan Ngai Chi, Louis and Ms. Li Kit Man (Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
23-07-2016 (Sat) 12:00 noon - 1:00pm
How Radio Spectrum is Managed in Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Ting Lap Hing (Senior Telecom Engineer, Office of the Communications Authority)
16-08-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
From Daily Life to International Trade - A Brief Talk on Chemical Metrology for Testing and Certification
Speaker: Mr. Cheung Kwok Keung, Bobbie (Chief Chemist, Government Laboratory)
06-08-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Energy Management and Harnessing Renewable Energy in Water Supplies Department
Speaker: Mr. Ho Kai Ming (Electrical Engineer, Water Supplies Department)
13-08-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Climate Change and Food Safety
Speaker: Dr. Anna TANG (Scientific Officer, Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department)
10-10-2016 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Desalination Plant in Tseung Kwan O
Speaker:Ms. Lau Chiu Wah (Engineer/Consultants Management, Water Supplies Department)
13-08-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme
Speaker: Ir. Luk Wai Hung (Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Civil Division/ Chief Engineer, Drainage Services Department)
20-08-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Design and Construction of Mountain Bike Trails
Speaker:Mr. Wong Siu Wah, Pierre (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
20-08-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Development and Application of a Regional Air Quality Model for the Pearl River Delta Region
Speaker: Dr. Leung Kai Ming, Kenneth (Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department)
10-09-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Future of Horseshoe Crabs in a Warming World
Speaker: Dr. Cheung Siu Gin (Associate Professor of the Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong)
10-09-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Roadside Air Quality in Hong Kong
Speaker: Prof. Chan Chak Keung (Dean and Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong)
17-09-2016 (Sat) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hong Kong Air Pollutant Emission Inventory
Speaker: Ms. Wan Tsui Yan, Zues (Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department)
17-09-2016 (Sat) 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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. Ng Siu Tung, Tommy (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

 

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)

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


 

Community EXPLORE: From Science To Action – School Symposium on Air Quality
Organised by Division of Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in association with Hong Kong Science Museum

Speaker: Dr. Arthur PS Lau (Professor, Division of Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Date: 06-07-2016 (Wed)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
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)

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




Research Grants Council Lecture Series
Jointly organised with The Research Grants Council

Studying the Neutrinos – Chasing after ghost particles
Among all the elementary particles – the fundamental building blocks of all matter – neutrinos are the most abundant in numbers but yet the least understood. Many exciting discoveries had been made recently – we now know neutrinos have mass, and they transform from one type to another through neutrino oscillation. Properties of neutrinos have profound implications in particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics; they may hold the key to explaining why matter dominates anti-matter in the universe, a key condition of our existence. In this talk, the speaker will introduce the tremendous efforts by scientists to chase down these "ghost particles", including recent results from the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, which represents the first time Hong Kong scientists participate in a major international particle physics experiment.

Speaker: Dr. Pun Chun Shing, Jason (Principal Lecturer, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong)
Date: 30-07-2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
 

 

The Quest for Fundamental Structures of Matter
Since ancient time, the idea that all matter is made of indivisible "atoms" has been embraced by many philosophers and scientists. The properties of these "atoms" – or elementary particles in modern terminology - are therefore believed to be fundamental ingredients for understanding all physical phenomena in Nature. The recent breakthroughs in elementary particle physics – including the discovery of the Higgs particle (known as "the God particle" to the public) at the Large hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and a new type of neutrino oscillation by the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment – mark the beginning of a golden era in fundamental physics. The discoveries are important not only in themselves, but also in opening up a window of opportunities to discover new physics that may revolutionize our understanding of the fundamental structure of matter and the universe! I will introduce at an elementary level these achievements and their implications, as well as a range of new physics that particle physicists will search for.

Speaker: Prof. Chu Ming Chung (Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Date: 30-07-2016 (Saturday)
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 to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Curriculum Links: S4-S6 Physics Elective Part "Astronomy and Space Science" and "Atomic World"




Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Lecture Series
Organised by Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, in association with Hong Kong Science Museum

Title and Speaker Date Time

Interesting Facts about Infectious Diseases
Speaker: Dr. Wong Tin Yau, Andrew (Head, Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection)

09-07-2016 (Sat) 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Positive Psychology Talk: Live out a happy life
Speaker: Ms. Zanonia Chiu (Executive Secretary, The Hong Kong Clinical Psychologists Association)

09-07-2016 (Sat) 3:15pm – 4:00pm

Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
Speaker: Dr. Fan Chi Wai (Chairman, The Hong Kong Urological Association)

09-07-2016 (Sat) 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Nutrition for Vulnerable Subjects
Speaker: Mr. Gordon Cheung (President-elect, Hong Kong Nutrition Association)

23-07-2016 (Sat) 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Sports Injury - Prevention and First Aid for the Elderly
Speaker: Dr. Wu Wing Cheung, Kenneth (Head, Sports Medicine Subcommittee, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine)

23-07-2016 (Sat) 3:15pm – 4:00pm

ADHD
Speaker: Dr. Lai Tai Sum, Tony (Psychiatrist)

23-07-2016 (Sat) 4:00pm – 4:45pm

 

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


 

Special Exhibition Education Programmes

Title and Speaker Date Time
Odd Insects in Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Yiu Gao(Chairman, Hong Kong Entomological Society)
03-09-2016 (Sat) 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)
Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science "Looking at Living Things", S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Organisms and Environment"




"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 honor 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 civilization.

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)

*Prof. Ronald W P Drever will not be able to attend the forum.
29-09-2016 (Sat) 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: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)

 

 

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