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Public Lecture Series

Public Lecture Series
Date & Time
Year-round lecture series
ZOOM/ Face-to-face
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From Awareness to Action: Tackling Plastic Pollution and Building a Sustainable Future

Dr Christelle NOT

April 11, 2024 | 5:30-6:30pm

  • During this lecture, Dr NOT will explore the state of plastic pollution in Hong Kong, the sources of plastic waste, and the impact on wildlife

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We are All Getting Fatter – Causes, Challenges and Solutions

Dr Chi Bun CHAN

February 1, 2024 | 5:30-6:30pm

  • In this lecture, Dr CHAN will discuss various causes of obesity, its detrimental impact on human health, and the latest research on preventive or therapeutic methods to combat obesity

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Sample the Space: Secrets Behind Lunar Soil

Dr Yuqi QIAN

October 12, 2023 | 5:30-6:30pm

  • In this talk, Dr QIAN will reveal the remarkable story of our expedition, including the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable insights from these celestial treasures

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Role of Statistics in Health Sciences – Statistics & Actuarial Science

Dr Dora Yan ZHANG

April 25, 2023 | 5:45-6:45pm

  • In this talk, Dr ZHANG will explore several examples of how statistics is applied to tackle public health problems 

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Back to the Beginning with the James Webb Space Telescope

Dr Jeremy Jin Leong LIM

April 18, 2023 | 5:30-6:30pm

  • Dr LIM will explain why the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is uniquely able to peer back in time to observe galaxies near the beginning of the Universe 

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Hacking Stars to Better Understand our Universe


March 15, 2023 | 5-6pm

  • In this talk, Dr OLUSEYI will discuss his scientific research based on ‘hacking stars’, which allows him to develop innovative new technologies and deepen our understanding of the universe  

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Reading Your Mind – Mathemagics

Dr Doris Haiyu ZHANG

November 18, 2022 | 5:30-6:30pm

  • Are there any other number systems besides decimal system? In this talk, we will look into this question from a magic game with a set of 'mindreading' cards

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RNA-based Therapeutic Approaches

Dr Ying LI

April 21, 2022 | 5-6pm

  • In this talk, Dr Ying LI will give an overview about RNA molecules, followed by a detailed introduction to the history of RNA based therapeutic development

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Understanding Climate Change: Reviewing the Past and Mapping Out Future Implications


March 24, 2022 | 5:30-6:30pm

  • In this talk, Dr Jed O KAPLAN will share his insights on global climate change with us

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Mathematics in Games

Dr Tak Wing CHING

February 17, 2022 | 5:30-6:30pm

  • In this talk, Dr Tak Wing CHING will go through some examples to demonstrate how mathematics can be used to play various kinds of games

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AI and Computational Research: from Quantum Materials to Black Holes

Dr Zi Yang MENG and Dr Hugo PFISTER

January 15, 2022 | 2:30-4:30pm

  • Both speakers will unfold the interesting process of integrating  Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computational approaches into the fundament research about our mother Nature and Universe

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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

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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)

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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.
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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.