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Distinguished Alumni 2019

Professor Kam-Biu LUK

Professor Kam-Biu LUK

Professor Kam-Biu LUK

1976 BSc graduate
 

“Pursue a dream with zeal but be flexible.”

 

Affiliations

  • Professor of University of California, Berkeley
  • Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professor in Science and Technology of The University of Hong Kong
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Senior Faculty Scientist of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Biography

Professor Kam-Biu LUK received his BSc degree in Physics at HKU in 1976 and PhD degree in experimental particle physics from Rutgers University in 1983. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Physical Society. Professor LUK is also the Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professor in Science at HKU, and a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Besides being involved in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in the United States, he is the co-spokesperson of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment located at 55 km from Hong Kong, which discovered a new kind of neutrino identity transformation in 2012. For this discovery, Professor LUK won the 2014 Panofsky Prize from the American Physical Society, and the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He also received an honorary Doctor of Science from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.