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Introduction

Hang Lung Mathematics Awards is a highly regarded biennial mathematics research competition for secondary school students in Hong Kong. Founded in 2004 by Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chair of Hang Lung Properties Limited, and Professor Shing Tung Yau, a world-renowned mathematician and Fields Medalist, Hang Lung Mathematics Awards blazed a trail in secondary school mathematics education, encouraging students to realize their creative potential in mathematics and sciences, and stimulating their passion for intellectual discovery.

Since the inaugural awards in 2004, Hang Lung Properties, in partnership with The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has successfully run eight editions of Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. Over 2,200 students have participated in the competition and around 400 research papers were submitted. Hang Lung Mathematics Awards has made a profound impact in nurturing a pool of young mathematics talents in Hong Kong. Among our earlier winners, many have completed their studies from top universities around the world and are now working in various sectors, such as academia and other professions, and making meaningful contributions to the society. A special note of thanks goes to our inaugural partner, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for their vision, guidance, dedication, and support they have given to Hang Lung Mathematics Awards’ success.

In 2021, Hang Lung Properties formed a new partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Ranked as one of the world’s top young universities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is dedicated to the nurture of young talents, encouraging them to discover their creativity and innovativeness and to pursue entrepreneurship. Under this new partnership, Hang Lung Properties donates HK$2.5 million to each competition, of which HK$1 million is set aside as monetary prizes, and the remainder goes towards academic consultancy, assessment process, and administration of the competition, as well as education promotion activities. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology offers tuition scholarships for teachers nominated by the winning schools to enroll in the Master of Science Program in Mathematics for Educators, and handles the academic and educational aspects of the competition.

Schools are invited to form teams of up to five students. Under the supervision of a teacher, each team decides on a mathematics topic, designs and carries out a mathematics research project, then submits a research report that summarizes the methodology, research, and results. A Scientific Committee will evaluate the research reports in a rigorous, multi-step review process that is comparable to publishing an article in a scientific journal and determine the teams that will be invited to participate in an oral defense. The oral defense is modeled after the doctoral dissertation defense and is comprised of a brief public presentation of the research project, followed by a closed-door inquiry by the Scientific Committee. At the conclusion of the oral defense, the Scientific Committee will decide the winners of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, and the results will be announced at the awards presentation ceremony.

At each Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, up to eight awards will be presented to recognize those mathematics research projects that meet the highest academic standards in terms of methodology, research, and scholarship. The eight awards are: a Gold Award, a Silver Award, a Bronze Award, and up to five Honorable Mentions. Each Award has four components: a Student Education Award, a Teacher Leadership Award, a School Development Award, and a Tuition Scholarship for a Master of Science in Mathematics for Educators at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

About Hang Lung Properties 

Hang Lung Properties Limited (stock code: 00101) creates compelling spaces that enrich lives. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Hang Lung Properties develops and manages a diversified portfolio of world-class properties in Hong Kong and the nine Mainland cities of Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Tianjin, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan, and Hangzhou. With its luxury positioning under the “66” brand, the company’s Mainland portfolio has established a leading position as the “Pulse of the City”. Hang Lung Properties is recognized for leading the way in enhanced sustainability initiatives in real estate as it pursues sustainable growth by connecting customers and communities.

We Do It Well is our motto and speaks to our reaffirmation of our core values of integrity, sustainability, excellence, and openness; and our commitment to working towards the common good of all our stakeholders, our people, our communities, and our environment.

Hang Lung has a long tradition of supporting education. In 2004, the Company founded its signature community investment initiative, the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, an innovative platform to nurture talented young minds and showcase their mathematical and scientific creativity.

In 2017 and 2019, Hang Lung organized the year-long “Hang Lung Young Architects Program”, through which students were able to explore the relationship between architecture and the community, and hone their own architectural knowledge and skills.

As part of our commitment to the communities in which we operate, the Hang Lung As One Volunteer Team was established in 2012 in Hong Kong, and all 11 of our projects across nine Mainland cities now have their own teams of local volunteers. In 2020 alone, our volunteer teams organized approximately 100 volunteer activities in Hong Kong and mainland China, together contributing 13,000 hours of voluntary service to local communities with a focus on diversity and inclusion, youth development and education, helping the elderly, and environmental protection.

To learn more about Hang Lung Properties, please visit: www.hanglung.com

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class research university that focuses on science, technology, business and management as well as humanities and social science. We offer an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with a global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking.

As a research university, innovation lies at the heart of who we are, drawing on HKUST’s inner drive and passion to advance the future. This continuous momentum is born of our core belief that knowledge empowers and research delivers, leading to novel discoveries and productive social change. Within a short history, HKUST has already established a strong presence in global higher education and received a number of international recognitions. It has rapidly risen in the global academic arena, ranked among the top-tier universities in Asia.

The School of Science and the Department of Mathematics (Math Dept) are committed to pursuing cutting-edge research, making groundbreaking discoveries and establishing new research paradigms. Our quality and well-balanced education places particular emphasis on grit, curiosity and creativity. We are dedicated to equipping our students with the knowledge and confidence to be inspirational leaders who are capable of making a difference to society.

To learn more about HKUST and its Math Dept, please visit: https://hkust.edu.hk and http://www.math.ust.hk respectively.

Background

The study of mathematics began more than 2,000 years ago, and it is the foundation of many fields of science. Today, as the horizons of mathematical inquiry expand, its evolution is accelerating. In a fast-paced world of the 21st century, mathematics has transformed humanity in almost aspect of our lives, from education and research, to communications, economy, finance, health, transportation, and the list goes on.

For many years, Professor Shing Tung Yau has been advocating for a research-based competition in mathematics that would encourage mathematics research and education, cultivate an interest in mathematics among our youth, and identify and discover mathematical talents in Hong Kong. It was hoped that, through the participation in topical research, we could stimulate creativity in our next generation, motivate their interest towards intellectual discovery, and raise their academic aptitude and capabilities.

With the full and unwavering support of Hang Lung Properties, Professor Yau’s vision was actualized in the establishment of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards.

The academic partners were The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The first competition was held in December 2004, with Hong Kong Education City playing a key role in registration and outreach. The inaugural awards ceremony was held at the Government House, with LU Yongxiang, then President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as the guest of honor. Throughout the years, the competition is strongly supported by the mathematics departments of the leading universities in Hong Kong.

Since the early years, Hang Lung Mathematics Awards has gone from strength to strength, and has become a coveted mathematics competition for secondary school students, encouraging them to realize their creative potential in mathematics and sciences, strengthening their research competence, and enriching the mathematics ecosystem in the secondary school education in Hong Kong. In 2021, Hang Lung Properties formed a new partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a world-class young research-intensive university which strives to nurture well-rounded graduates with a global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking.

Objectives

The objectives of Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

  • To foster an environment and stimulate secondary school students’ interest and creativity in mathematics research;
  • To identify and nurture promising young mathematics talents in Hong Kong; and
  • To recognize and encourage teachers and schools for their contributions towards mathematics education in Hong Kong.

The Steering Committee and the Scientific Committee are the two principal committees of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. The Steering Committee, comprising mathematicians and leaders from different sectors of society, serves as the advisory body and provides support, guidance, and oversight of the Awards. The Scientific Committee, comprising world-renowned mathematicians, is the academic and adjudicating body of the competition.

The Executive Committee, which reports to the Steering Committee, is responsible for the operation and administration of the competition. Its Secretariat provides general administrative support to the Awards.

The Screening Panel under the Scientific Committee handles the initial review of the submitted research reports, supervises the second and final round of the review process, and liaises with all referees and members of the Scientific Committee regarding the research reports.

Steering Committee 2021

Chair : Professor George Smoot 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Thomas Kwok Keung Au The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tony F. Chan, JP King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Mr. Alfred Cheung NeoUnion ESC Organization
Dr. Owen H. Ko The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Shing Yu Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr. Siu Leung Ma, BBS, MH Fung Kai Public School
Professor Michael Kwok Po Ng The University of Hong Kong
Professor Xuecheng Tai Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Yang Wang The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ms. Susan Wong Hang Lung Properties Limited
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Princeton (Shenzhen) International School
Professor Dingxuan Zhou City University of Hong Kong

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021

Chair: Professor Shing-Yu Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Jimmy Chi-Hung Fung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Tsz-Kin Lam The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Chi Man Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Chi-Wai Yu The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Secretariat: Ms. Niki Hiu Yan Chan The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Scientific Committee 2021

Chair : Professor Richard Schoen 2017 Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics
Stanford University
University of California, Irvine
Professor Raymond Hon Fu Chan City University of Hong Kong
Professor Andrew G. Cohen The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ingrid Daubechies Duke University
Professor Tsz Ho Fong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Jun Kigami Kyoto University
Professor Gitta Kutyniok Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Professor Weiping Li The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ngaiming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Jill Pipher Brown University
Professor Van Vu Yale University
Professor Tom Yau Heng Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Yaxiang Yuan Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Shou-Wu Zhang Princeton University

SCREENING PANEL 2021

Chair: Professor Tsz Ho Fong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ivan Chi-Ho Ip The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Tianling Jin The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Albert Yin-Bon Ku The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Eric Marberg The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Mao-Sheng Xiong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Introduction

Hang Lung Mathematics Awards is a highly regarded biennial mathematics research competition for secondary school students in Hong Kong. Founded in 2004 by Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chair of Hang Lung Properties Limited, and Professor Shing Tung Yau, a world-renowned mathematician and Fields Medalist, Hang Lung Mathematics Awards blazed a trail in secondary school mathematics education, encouraging students to realize their creative potential in mathematics and sciences, and stimulating their passion for intellectual discovery.

Since the inaugural awards in 2004, Hang Lung Properties, in partnership with The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has successfully run eight editions of Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. Over 2,200 students have participated in the competition and around 400 research papers were submitted. Hang Lung Mathematics Awards has made a profound impact in nurturing a pool of young mathematics talents in Hong Kong. Among our earlier winners, many have completed their studies from top universities around the world and are now working in various sectors, such as academia and other professions, and making meaningful contributions to the society. A special note of thanks goes to our inaugural partner, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for their vision, guidance, dedication, and support they have given to Hang Lung Mathematics Awards’ success.

In 2021, Hang Lung Properties formed a new partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Ranked as one of the world’s top young universities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is dedicated to the nurture of young talents, encouraging them to discover their creativity and innovativeness and to pursue entrepreneurship. Under this new partnership, Hang Lung Properties donates HK$2.5 million to each competition, of which HK$1 million is set aside as monetary prizes, and the remainder goes towards academic consultancy, assessment process, and administration of the competition, as well as education promotion activities. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology offers tuition scholarships for teachers nominated by the winning schools to enroll in the Master of Science Program in Mathematics for Educators, and handles the academic and educational aspects of the competition.

Schools are invited to form teams of up to five students. Under the supervision of a teacher, each team decides on a mathematics topic, designs and carries out a mathematics research project, then submits a research report that summarizes the methodology, research, and results. A Scientific Committee will evaluate the research reports in a rigorous, multi-step review process that is comparable to publishing an article in a scientific journal and determine the teams that will be invited to participate in an oral defense. The oral defense is modeled after the doctoral dissertation defense and is comprised of a brief public presentation of the research project, followed by a closed-door inquiry by the Scientific Committee. At the conclusion of the oral defense, the Scientific Committee will decide the winners of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, and the results will be announced at the awards presentation ceremony.

At each Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, up to eight awards will be presented to recognize those mathematics research projects that meet the highest academic standards in terms of methodology, research, and scholarship. The eight awards are: a Gold Award, a Silver Award, a Bronze Award, and up to five Honorable Mentions. Each Award has four components: a Student Education Award, a Teacher Leadership Award, a School Development Award, and a Tuition Scholarship for a Master of Science in Mathematics for Educators at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

About Hang Lung Properties 

Hang Lung Properties Limited (stock code: 00101) creates compelling spaces that enrich lives. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Hang Lung Properties develops and manages a diversified portfolio of world-class properties in Hong Kong and the nine Mainland cities of Shanghai, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Tianjin, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan, and Hangzhou. With its luxury positioning under the “66” brand, the company’s Mainland portfolio has established a leading position as the “Pulse of the City”. Hang Lung Properties is recognized for leading the way in enhanced sustainability initiatives in real estate as it pursues sustainable growth by connecting customers and communities.

We Do It Well is our motto and speaks to our reaffirmation of our core values of integrity, sustainability, excellence, and openness; and our commitment to working towards the common good of all our stakeholders, our people, our communities, and our environment.

Hang Lung has a long tradition of supporting education. In 2004, the Company founded its signature community investment initiative, the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, an innovative platform to nurture talented young minds and showcase their mathematical and scientific creativity.

In 2017 and 2019, Hang Lung organized the year-long “Hang Lung Young Architects Program”, through which students were able to explore the relationship between architecture and the community, and hone their own architectural knowledge and skills.

As part of our commitment to the communities in which we operate, the Hang Lung As One Volunteer Team was established in 2012 in Hong Kong, and all 11 of our projects across nine Mainland cities now have their own teams of local volunteers. In 2020 alone, our volunteer teams organized approximately 100 volunteer activities in Hong Kong and mainland China, together contributing 13,000 hours of voluntary service to local communities with a focus on diversity and inclusion, youth development and education, helping the elderly, and environmental protection.

To learn more about Hang Lung Properties, please visit: www.hanglung.com

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class research university that focuses on science, technology, business and management as well as humanities and social science. We offer an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with a global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking.

As a research university, innovation lies at the heart of who we are, drawing on HKUST’s inner drive and passion to advance the future. This continuous momentum is born of our core belief that knowledge empowers and research delivers, leading to novel discoveries and productive social change. Within a short history, HKUST has already established a strong presence in global higher education and received a number of international recognitions. It has rapidly risen in the global academic arena, ranked among the top-tier universities in Asia.

The School of Science and the Department of Mathematics (Math Dept) are committed to pursuing cutting-edge research, making groundbreaking discoveries and establishing new research paradigms. Our quality and well-balanced education places particular emphasis on grit, curiosity and creativity. We are dedicated to equipping our students with the knowledge and confidence to be inspirational leaders who are capable of making a difference to society.

To learn more about HKUST and its Math Dept, please visit: https://hkust.edu.hk and http://www.math.ust.hk respectively.

Background

The study of mathematics began more than 2,000 years ago, and it is the foundation of many fields of science. Today, as the horizons of mathematical inquiry expand, its evolution is accelerating. In a fast-paced world of the 21st century, mathematics has transformed humanity in almost aspect of our lives, from education and research, to communications, economy, finance, health, transportation, and the list goes on.

For many years, Professor Shing Tung Yau has been advocating for a research-based competition in mathematics that would encourage mathematics research and education, cultivate an interest in mathematics among our youth, and identify and discover mathematical talents in Hong Kong. It was hoped that, through the participation in topical research, we could stimulate creativity in our next generation, motivate their interest towards intellectual discovery, and raise their academic aptitude and capabilities.

With the full and unwavering support of Hang Lung Properties, Professor Yau’s vision was actualized in the establishment of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards.

The academic partners were The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The first competition was held in December 2004, with Hong Kong Education City playing a key role in registration and outreach. The inaugural awards ceremony was held at the Government House, with LU Yongxiang, then President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as the guest of honor. Throughout the years, the competition is strongly supported by the mathematics departments of the leading universities in Hong Kong.

Since the early years, Hang Lung Mathematics Awards has gone from strength to strength, and has become a coveted mathematics competition for secondary school students, encouraging them to realize their creative potential in mathematics and sciences, strengthening their research competence, and enriching the mathematics ecosystem in the secondary school education in Hong Kong. In 2021, Hang Lung Properties formed a new partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a world-class young research-intensive university which strives to nurture well-rounded graduates with a global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking.

Objectives

The objectives of Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

  • To foster an environment and stimulate secondary school students’ interest and creativity in mathematics research;
  • To identify and nurture promising young mathematics talents in Hong Kong; and
  • To recognize and encourage teachers and schools for their contributions towards mathematics education in Hong Kong.

The Steering Committee and the Scientific Committee are the two principal committees of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. The Steering Committee, comprising mathematicians and leaders from different sectors of society, serves as the advisory body and provides support, guidance, and oversight of the Awards. The Scientific Committee, comprising world-renowned mathematicians, is the academic and adjudicating body of the competition.

The Executive Committee, which reports to the Steering Committee, is responsible for the operation and administration of the competition. Its Secretariat provides general administrative support to the Awards.

The Screening Panel under the Scientific Committee handles the initial review of the submitted research reports, supervises the second and final round of the review process, and liaises with all referees and members of the Scientific Committee regarding the research reports.

Steering Committee 2021

Chair : Professor George Smoot 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Thomas Kwok Keung Au The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tony F. Chan, JP King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Mr. Alfred Cheung NeoUnion ESC Organization
Dr. Owen H. Ko The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Shing Yu Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr. Siu Leung Ma, BBS, MH Fung Kai Public School
Professor Michael Kwok Po Ng The University of Hong Kong
Professor Xuecheng Tai Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Yang Wang The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ms. Susan Wong Hang Lung Properties Limited
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Princeton (Shenzhen) International School
Professor Dingxuan Zhou City University of Hong Kong

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021

Chair: Professor Shing-Yu Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Jimmy Chi-Hung Fung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Tsz-Kin Lam The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Chi Man Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Chi-Wai Yu The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Secretariat: Ms. Niki Hiu Yan Chan The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Scientific Committee 2021

Chair : Professor Richard Schoen 2017 Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics
Stanford University
University of California, Irvine
Professor Raymond Hon Fu Chan City University of Hong Kong
Professor Andrew G. Cohen The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ingrid Daubechies Duke University
Professor Tsz Ho Fong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Jun Kigami Kyoto University
Professor Gitta Kutyniok Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Professor Weiping Li The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ngaiming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Jill Pipher Brown University
Professor Van Vu Yale University
Professor Tom Yau Heng Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Yaxiang Yuan Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Shou-Wu Zhang Princeton University

SCREENING PANEL 2021

Chair: Professor Tsz Ho Fong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ivan Chi-Ho Ip The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Tianling Jin The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Albert Yin-Bon Ku The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Eric Marberg The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Mao-Sheng Xiong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology