A Tribute to Professor Ka-Sing Lau

Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) pays tribute to Professor Ka-Sing Lau (1948-2021), who played a key role in the founding of HLMA, and was one of our longest serving Scientific Committee members.

Professor Lau was Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) when HLMA was founded in 2004. He led a team of dedicated mathematicians who tirelessly organized this unique mathematics research competition for secondary school students, the first of its kind in Asia.

Professor Lau attended our HLMA preparation meetings and served on our Scientific Committee from 2004 to 2010, and continued to serve on the Scientific Committee and Steering Committee after his retirement from 2012 to 2016. His longstanding support to HLMA provided fertile ground upon which HLMA flourished and grew from strength to strength.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Professor Lau for his invaluable guidance and advice to HLMA. It had been a great pleasure and honor to have worked with him on this meaningful journey in nurturing young mathematics talents in Hong Kong.