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TouchStart Science Summer Programme


Take your first steps into the exciting world of science through the 3-day interactive summer workshops led by the enthusiastic researchers of HKU Science! Through talks, lab visits, demonstration, group projects and more, you will get the chance to delve deeper into more advanced topics in the scientific limelight. Embark on your journey into the exciting world of science and ignite your scientific inspiration!


icon bar: Lab visits, Demonstrations: Science talks, In-class activities, Campus visits, Admissions talk

July 24 – 26, 2024 (Wednesday – Friday) 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm  
F.4 – F.6 / Year 11 – Year 13 local students 
Programme fee:



Workshops offered: 

What's the Matter?The Mathematical Foundations Behind AI

This workshop will expose students to some fundamental science behind artificial intelligence (AI), focusing on the essential mathematical concepts in areas like computation, optimisation, and probability. Teachers in the Department of Mathematics with expertise in computational mathematics, scientific computing, optimisation, partial differential equations, machine learning, etc., will share some classical and modern approaches related to AI with the participants.


Generative AI: Applications and Implications 

Generative AI: Applications and ImplicationsGenerative AI has rapidly advanced in recent years, with examples such as Midjourney, DALLE-2, and Imagen, creating new opportunities and challenges in a variety of fields. This workshop will introduce techniques for generating high-quality content (e.g., 2D images and 3D assets) and discuss the applications and implications of generative AI. Through this workshop, attendees will gain a general understanding of the possibilities and limitations of this emerging technology and its potential impact on society and the future of work.     


  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on activities
  • Group discussion 
  • Project presentation & feedback
  • Taster lecture
  • Museum guided tour
  • Teambuilding game


Application deadline: May 19, 2024 (Sunday)

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