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Science Lectures

Important Notes for Online Lectures:

  • All online lectures are free to watch. No recording of any kind is allowed without permission from the organisers.
  • All lectures will be delivered in public live broadcast mode via Zoom and Facebook simultaneously, and there will be a question and answer session after each lecture.
  • Before you join the online lecture by using Zoom, please download the relevant software and check the system requirements (including the operating system and browsers) for PC / tablet / smartphone at:
    https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us
  • The number of participants is limited to 100 for each Zoom online lecture. If the limit is reached, latecomers will need to wait until someone leaves the virtual lecture room. Alternatively, participants may choose to watch the Facebook live.
  • To ensure a smooth reception, please make sure that your device is connected to WiFi or has sufficient mobile data with a stable connection.
  • With the consent of speakers, archive of the online lectures will be available afterwards on our YouTube Channel.

 

"Science in the Public Service" Forum and Lecture Series

"Science in the Public Service" is a joint campaign organised by government bureaux/departments and other organisations to promote their scientific work and application of technology to the provision of services for the general public. Themed on "Science in Everyday Life", a series of activities will be held from August to December this year. Participants will get a better understanding on the application of science in the daily life, thereby improving the scientific literacy of the public and their quality of life.

Title and speaker Date Time Venue

Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power

Dr. Luk Bing Lam (Laboratory Manager, Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong)
12-09-2020
(Sat)
2:30pm – 3:15pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Use of Technology in Tree Management – Outline and Project Sharing

Mr. Pang Man Cheong, Manson (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Development Bureau)
12-09-2020
(Sat)
3:15pm – 4:00pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Introduction of Drainage System in Multi-Storey Buildings of Hong Kong

Mr. Ng Yue Yan, Joe (Building Surveyor, Buildings Department)
12-09-2020
(Sat)
4:00pm – 4:45pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Matrix and Its Applications in Imaging

Prof. Raymond Chan (Dean of College of Science and Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong)
19-09-2020
(Sat)
2:30pm – 3:15pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Science and Technology in the 2021 Population Census

Mr. Wong Tsz Lim, Matthew (Senior Statistician, Census and Statistics Department)
19-09-2020
(Sat)
3:15pm – 4:00pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) & Smart Technology at Complaint Handling and Enforcement Support

Dr Ng Wai Yin, Jackie (Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department)

Mr. Chan Wai Kit, Kevin (Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department)
19-09-2020
(Sat)
4:00pm – 4:45pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Application of Technology in Construction and Operation of Lung Shan Tunnel

Mr. Lam Wai Kin, Ricky (Senior Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)

Mr. Ho Ying Lun, Alan (Senior Resident Engineer, AECOM Asia Company Limited)
26-09-2020
(Sat)
2:30pm – 3:15pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Future Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies

Dr. Tso Chi Yan (Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong)
26-09-2020
(Sat)
3:15pm – 4:00pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

High-risk Food and Pasteurisation

Dr. Tang Shiu Ping, Anna (Scientific Officer, Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department)
26-09-2020
(Sat)
4:00pm – 4:45pm Live broadcast only.
Watch on Zoom / Facebook

Application of Compact Sensors for Air Quality Monitoring

Dr. Yu Lap Chi, Alfred (Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department)
03-10-2020
(Sat)
2:30pm – 3:15pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Applications of Remote Sensing Techniques in Slope Safety Management

Mr. So Chak Tong, Anthony (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department)

Mr. Chan Ka Kit (Engineering Geology Graduate, Civil Engineering and Development Department)
03-10-2020
(Sat)
3:15pm – 4:00pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Robotic In-line Inspection and Repair of Water Mains

Ms. Cheng Sze Nga, Kirstie (Engineer, Water Supplies Department)

Prof. Yung Kai Leung, BBS (Sir Sze-yuen Chung Professor in Precision Engineering, Chair Professor of Precision Engineering and Associate Head, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
03-10-2020
(Sat)
4:00pm – 4:45pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

"Applications of New Energy Ferries in Hong Kong" Forum

Ms. Au Yeung Wing Man, Tiffany (Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department)

Mr. Tong Hang Wai (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
17-10-2020
(Sat)
2:30pm – 4:00pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

"Weather HazardsDisaster Prevention and Mitigation" Forum

Mr. Lee Kwok Lun, Alan (Acting Senior Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)

Ms. Irene Lui (Manager (Community Resilience), Health and Care Department, Hong Kong Red Cross)
21-10-2020
(Wed)
2:30pm – 4:00pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Where Would the Volcanic Ash Spread? Simulation of Long-range Airborne Dispersion

Mr. Leung Wai Hung (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
21-10-2020
(Wed)
4:00pm – 4:45pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

"Dissolving the Border: Dialogue, Collaboration and Integration between Art and Science" Forum

Dr. Lam Yun Wah (Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong)

Ms. Wong Kit Yi (Lecturer, Academy of Visual Arts, Baptist University of Hong Kong)
01-11-2020
(Sun)
2:30pm – 4:00pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

 

For lecture synopsis, please visit the website of "Science in the Public Service"
https://www.science.gov.hk

Language: Cantonese
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis

The forum and lectures may be changed to live broadcast depending on the current situation.
Please stay tuned to our website for updates.

Contact: 2732 3223 (Mon-Fri: 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm, except public holidays)

 


 

Research Grants Council Public Lecture Series

What technologies are driving FinTech forward?

What exactly is FinTech? What FinTech technologies Hong Kong should develop to make Hong Kong stand out in this battle? Speaker will share their insights to these questions with us, and discuss what we can do to nurture high-tech FinTech professionals and attracts young talents (including high school students) into this area.

Speaker: Prof. Yiu Siu Ming (Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong)

Date: 10-10-2020 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
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 – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Research Grants Council and Hong Kong Science Museum

 

Hong Kong as a Smart Global City

This lecture will explain Hong Kong's great potential to be an international leading innovation center in Urban-Informatics, by synthesizing existing research strengths related to urban geo-informatics, including GIScience (Geographic Information Science), remote sensing and satellite positioning, artificial intelligence, urban planning, urban policy and geography, urban and regional studies.

Speaker: Prof. Shi Wenzhong (Head of Department and Chair Professor, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Date: 10-10-2020 (Sat)
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 – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Research Grants Council and Hong Kong Science Museum

 

 

The Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation Public Lectures on STEM Education

Extreme Weather in the Era of Climate Change

As the climate continues to change in the future, Hong Kong is expected to see more frequent and severe extreme weather, rising sea level, increasing threat from tropical cyclones and associated storm surges. The speaker will review the history of typhoons, causes of climate change and projection of extreme weather in Hong Kong.

Speaker: Dr. Cheng Cho Ming (Director, Hong Kong Observatory)

Date: 13-10-2020 (Tue)
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Language: Cantonese
This lecture is for schools
Registration for school groups:celine.lee@jnfschk.org
The lecture will be conducted online. The lecture details will be sent to registered schools closer to the event date.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

 

Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe

The last prediction stemming from Einstein's theory of general relativity, published in 1916, was the existence of ripples in the fabric of spacetime – better known as gravitational waves. The speaker will take you through the long journey towards the detection of gravitational waves and how they have revolutionised our understanding of the Universe.

Speaker: Prof. Tjonnie Li (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Date: 10-11-2020 (Tue)
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Language: Cantonese
This lecture is for schools
Registration for school groups:celine.lee@jnfschk.org
The lecture will be conducted online. The lecture details will be sent to registered schools closer to the event date.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

 

Sustainable Development Goals for Green & Golden Hills

Our world leaders are sharing a vision of a better and more sustainable future for all. Carbon pricing, green investment, circular economy and regenerative agriculture are some of the suggested policies that aim to pave the way to a greener future. Come and share our mission towards Zero Carbon & Zero Waste!

Speaker: Prof. Vivian Taam Wong, JP (Honorary Fellow, The University of Hong Kong and The Open University of Hong Kong)

Date: 11-12-2020 (Fri)
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Language: Cantonese
This lecture is for schools
Registration for school groups:celine.lee@jnfschk.org
The lecture will be conducted online. The lecture details will be sent to registered schools closer to the event date.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

 

Signs of Life in the Universe and Their Impacts on Us

The search for alien life helps us to answer whether we are alone in the universe and inspires scientists to understand the evolution and extinction of life. The speaker will introduce research work on finding signs of life on Mars, and explain how the technology derived from interplanetary exploration impact earth-bound quality of life and views on our existence.

Speaker: Prof. Yung Kai Leung (Associate Head and Chair Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Date: 15-12-2020 (Tue)
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Language: Cantonese
This lecture is for schools
Registration for school groups:celine.lee@jnfschk.org
The lecture will be conducted online. The lecture details will be sent to registered schools closer to the event date.
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Joseph Needham Foundation for Science and Civilisation, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

 


 

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