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Distinguished Lecture Series
Faculty of Science

Distinguished Lecture Series

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Veridical Data Science: the practice of responsible data analysis and decision-making   Professor Bin Yu May 21, 2021 | 10am Professor Bin Yu will illustrate the PCS framework in the modelling stage through the development of DeepTune images for characterisation of neurons in the difficult V4 area of primary visual cortex. New Operando Insights in the Catalytic Chemistry of Small Molecules   Professor Bert Weckhuysen May 6, 2021 | 4pm Professor Bert Weckhuysen will discuss the latest developments in operando spectroscopy and microscopy, and thereby aspects of measurements and assessments, etc.  Base Editing and Prime Editing: Genome Editing Without Double-Strand Breaks  Professor David Liu April 13, 2021 | 8pm Professor David Liu will describe the development of precision genome editing technologies that do not require double-strand DNA breaks or donor DNA templates. Conservation Biology of the Giant Panda Professor Fuwen Wei April 1, 2021 | 4pm Professor Fuwen Wei will address the population history, adaptive evolution to the bamboo diet from different aspects. Unveiling the Dark Universe  Professor Priyamvada Natarajan March 17, 2021 | 10am Professor Priyamvada Natarajan will discuss what we know and how we know the significance of the dark entities in the universe, and review our current state of understanding. Copper-dependent Biological Methane Oxidation Professor Amy C Rosenzweig March 1, 2021 | 11am Professor Amy Rosenzweig will discuss copper-dependent biological methane oxidation and address issues with retaining enzymatic activity and uncertainties regarding the possible involvement of additional protein components. Enzymes as Electrocatalysts – Investigation, Inspiration and Exploitation Professor Fraser Armstrong February 24, 2021 | 4:30pm Professor Fraser Armstrong will discuss enzymes' role as superb electrocatalysts, and share his investigation on the properties of a vast number of existing and yet-to-emerge enzymes, promoting a new era of discovery. Stacking van der Waals Atomic Layers: Quest for New Quantum Materials Professor Philip Kim February 2, 2021 | 10am Professor Philip Kim will discuss several research efforts to realise unusual quasiparticle pairing mesoscopic devices based on stacked vdW interfaces between 2-dimensional materials. Learning from COVID-19 Data on Transmission, Health Outcomes and Interventions Professor Xihong Lin January 14, 2021 | 10:30am Professor Philip Kim will provide a historical overview of the epidemic in Wuhan, present the transmission regression models for estimating transmission rates and other implications from the COVID-19 data. Structure, Dynamics and Reactivity in Catalytic Systems and Energy Materials Professor Sir Richard Catlow (MAE, FLSW, FRS) November 11, 2020 | 5pm Professor Sir Richard Catlow will discuss how this powerful combination of the concerted use of synchrotron, neutron and modelling techniques might be applied more widely in catalytic science. The Future of Modern Brain Interface Technology Mr Eberhard Schoeneburg November 2, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm Mr Eberhard Schoeneburg, Chairman and CEO of Brain-Net Ltd. will discuss the current state of the art and especially the future of BIT.

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Public Lecture Series
Faculty of Science

Public Lecture Series

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The Magic of Oysters and How They Help Humans Dr Bayden Russell April 21, 2021 | 4:30-5:30pm In this talk the speaker will provide answer about how to bring back our lost oyster reefs The Mathematics of Sharing Dr Ka Ho LAW November 19, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm In this talk the speaker will bring the audience to look at some such problems, and see how mathematics helps (and sometimes fails to help) Origins of the Galápagos Archipelago's Land Animals Dr Jason Richard ALI November 4, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm The lecture will talk about the construction of a pretty complete scenario that explains the origins of the Galápagos Archipelago's Land Animals with the use of DNA sequencing. AI-Driven Diagnosis with COVID-19 Professor Guosheng YIN October 7, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm In this lecture, Professor Yin will discuss how the AI-driven automated system can help in COVID-19 diagnosis.

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Information Session for DSE Students 2021
Faculty of Science

Information Session for DSE Students 2021

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Information Session for HKDSE Students – “Your First Lecture at HKU Science” Learn from the best minds at HKU Science. Experience by having your “First Lecture at HKU Science” in the Information Session for DSE Students in May. Date: Time:  Programmes: May 27, 2021 (Thursday) 12nn-5:45pm • Pre-induction talks on 6901 BSc, 6688 Science Master Class, 6729 BSc(ActuarSc), 6224  BASc(AppliedAI) • Mock lectures by HKU Science academics   Time Talk 1 Talk 2 12:00-12:45pm 6901 BSc pre-induction talk 6224 BASc(AppliedAI) pre-induction talk 1:00-1:45pm 6688 Science Master Class pre-induction talk 6729 BSc(ActuarSc) pre-induction talk 2:00-2:45pm Mock lecture on Biological Sciences Mock lecture on Physics 3:00-3:45pm Mock lecture on Mathematics Mock lecture on Chemistry 4:00-4:45pm Mock lecture on Earth Sciences Mock lecture on Statistics & Actuarial Science 5:00-5:45pm Mock lecture on Environmental Science     Mock lecture abstracts Theme Topic Abstract Biological Sciences Animal Behaviour Why do animal behaviours vary among individuals and species? How do environment and ecological interactions influence behaviours? What are the underlying genetic mechanism of a particular behaviour? In this course, students will learn to think within the ecological and evolutionary perspectives on animal behaviour. Chemistry Go with the Electron Flow Flow is all around us, ranging from intangible information flow to tangible water flow. Through careful inspection, one will be intrigued to find that electron flow serves as the backbone to support life processes and enable a sustainable society. ​In this lecture, the teacher will share with the audience some thoughts on and experience in dealing with electron flows found in biological contexts and artificial settings, including but not limited to biofilms, DNA, proteins, sensors, energy catalysis systems, and electrochemical devices. Earth Sciences Interesting Facts about Our Earth This lecture will first introduce how Earth scientists investigate the history and structure of our Earth. We will discuss why Earth has liquid water on its surface, how earthquake occurs, when the first flower bloomed, and what killed more than 96% of marine species around 252 million years ago. Environmental Science Emerging environmental challenges: noise and light pollution Urban areas are expanding rapidly around the globe, nowhere faster than in Asia. Urbanisation changes the environment in significant ways.  Noise and light pollution are emerging challenges, with impacts on both wildlife and human health. Understanding these impacts can help us to mitigate these problems and to increase the sustainability of our cities. Mathematics Counting to Infinity Learning to count is an important developmental milestone in early childhood. But what exactly are we doing when we count? Can the process be generalised in a way that can allow us to compare sets of infinite size? Are all infinite sets essentially having the same size?   In this mock lecture, we will try to explore the mysteries of infinite sets and to briefly discuss different sizes of infinities. Physics Nuclear Binding Energy and Nuclear Power In this lecture we will explore the structure of an atom, the fundamental building block of matter. The structure of the atomic nucleus will be introduced, along with the basic properties of the component nucleons within. The lecture will wrap up with a discussion on how an atomic nucleus can be formed with binding energy and its application for nuclear power. Statistics & Actuarial Science Introduction to Statistical Learning In this lecture, we first review the fundamental concepts of statistical learning such as classification, regression, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning; followed by introduction of some statistical learning methods and speaker will illustrate their performance using real data examples.   Reserve seats for your preferred talks! (Deadline: May 23, 2021)

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