Year Book 2008

ORGANIZATION

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

Scientific Committee 2008

The Scientific Committee upholds the academic standard and integrity of Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. Its members actively participate in the evaluation of all project reports, determination of the teams that will be invited to the oral defense, and adjudication at the oral defense.

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

The Scientific Committee for the 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards comprises the following members:

Chair: Professor Shing Tung Yau 1982 Fields Medalist
Harvard University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tony F. Chan University of California, Los Angeles
Professor David C. Chang Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Professor Chong Qing Cheng Nanjing University
Professor John H. Coates University of Cambridge
Professor Benedict H. Gross Harvard University
Professor Ka Sing Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Jian Shu Li The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Chang Shou Lin University of Taiwan
Professor Jill P. Mesirov Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Professor Kenneth C. Millett University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Ngai Ming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Stanley J. Osher University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Duong H. Phong Columbia University
Professor Wilfried Schmid Harvard University
Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Hung Hsi Wu University of California, Berkeley

Screening Panel 2008

The members of the Screening Panel of the 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

Chair: Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Wing Sum Cheung The University of Hong Kong
Professor Conan Leung The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Steering Committee 2008

The Steering Committee serves as an advisory body to the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, and comprises mathematicians and representatives from different sectors of society, including leading educator and heads of the mathematics departments in major Hong Kong universities. It also enlists members from other Hang Lung Mathematics Awards committees to provide an overall perspective.

The Executive Committee, which reports to the Steering Committee, is responsible for the operation and administration of the competition, as well as managing the Resource Center and acting as the Secretariat for the Awards.

The Steering Committee for the 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards comprises the following members:

Chair: Professor Sir James A. Mirrlees 1996 Nobel Laureate in Economics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Thomas Au The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Wing Sum Cheung The University of Hong Kong
Professor Ka Sing Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Jian Shu Li The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr. Siu Leung Ma Fung Kai Public School
Mr. Chun Kau Poon The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Lee Shau Kee College
Ms. Susan Wong Hang Lung Properties Limited
Professor Lo Yang Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Pui Ching Middle School

Executive Committee 2008

The members of the Executive Committee of the 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

Chair: Professor Thomas Au The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ka Luen Cheung The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Dr. Leung Fu Cheung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Charles Li The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Secretariat: Ms. Serena Yip The Chinese University of Hong Kong

WINNERS of the 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

GOLD 

Topic: Isoareal and Isoperimetric Deformation of Curves
Team Members: Kwok Chung Li, Chi Fai Ng
Teacher: Mr. Wing Kay Chang
School: Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

SILVER 

Topic: Sufficient Condition of Weight-Balance Tree
Team Members: Chi Yeung Lam, Yin Tat Lee
Teacher: Mr. Chun Kit Ho
School: The Methodist Church Hong Kong Wesley College

BRONZE 

Topic: Fermat Point Extension – Locus, Location, and Local Use
Team Members: Ka Chun Hong, Wai Kwun Kung, Fung Ming Ng, Chi Chung Wan
Teacher: Mr. Yiu Kwong Lau
School: S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

4 HONORABLE MENTIONS

(listed in alphabetical order by school name)

Topic: A Cursory Disproof of Euler’s Conjecture Concerning Graeco-Latin Squares by Means of Construction
Team Member: Jun Hou Fung
Teacher: Mr. Jonathan Hamilton
School: Canadian International School of Hong Kong
 
Topic: Equidecomposition Problem
Team Member: Cheuk Ting Li
Teacher: Ms. Mee Lin Luk
School: La Salle College
 
Topic: 3n+1 Conjecture (Collatz Conjecture)
Team Member: Shun Yip
Teacher: Mr. Chi Keung Lai
School: Shatin Pui Ying College
 
Topic: Geometric Construction – Area Trisection of a Circle
Team Members: Maureen Tsz Yan Ho, Shun On Hui, Kin Ho Lo, Wai Hang Ng, Kai Ming To
Teacher: Mr. Wai Hung Ho
School: Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

 

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2008 Awards Ceremony Video

The 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards winners were announced and recognized on December 21, 2008. Seven awards were announced: a Gold Award, a Silver Award, a Bronze Award, and four Honorable Mentions.

Winning Students, teachers, and schools were recognize on stage, and received crystal trophies and certificates from world renowed scholars.

Welcome Remarks

Prof. Shing-Tung Yau
Chairman, 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee

Mr. Ronnie Chi-Chung Chan
Chairman, Hang Lung Group

Opening Remarks

Mr. Michael Ming-Yeung Suen
Secretary for Education, HKSAR

Prof. Sir James A. Mirrlees
Chairman, 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Steering Committee

Announcement Presentation

Gold Award
Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School
Silver Award
The Methodist Church Hong Kong Wesley College
Bronze Award
Sheng Kung Hui Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
Honorable Mention
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
La Salle College
Shatin Pui Ying College
Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

Special Remarks

Prof. Shing-Tung Yau
Chairman, 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee
Mr. Ronnie Chi-Chung Chan
Chairman, Hang Lung Group

Closing Remarks

Dr. Gerald L. Chan
Non-Executive Director, Hang Lung Group

2008 DEFENSE MEETING VIDEO

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Finalist Teams Selected for the Oral Defense at the 2008 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

(listed in alphabetical order by school name and research topic)

Interesting Findings in Rational Triangles and its Relation to an Elliptic Curve
Buddhist Sin Tak College
A Cursory Disproof of Euler’s Conjecture Concerning Graeco-Latin Squares By Means of Construction
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Analysis of Mastermind
Immanuel Lutheran College
Least Wet Under Rain
Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School
Equidecomposition Problem
La Salle College
Sufficient Condition of Weight-Balance Tree
The Methodist Church Hong Kong Wesley College
Capture King – a Mathematics Game
Munsang College (Hong Kong Island)
The Tactics of Winning “RISK”
S.D.B. Ng Siu Mui Secondary School
Wire In Magnetic Field – A Study about Shape of Wire under Normal Force
S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
Fermat Point Extension – Locus, Location, and Local Use
S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
Is There a Function for the Absolute Percentage Error in the Period of a Pendulum when Using the Standard Formula
Sha Tin College
3n + 1 Conjecture (Collatz Conjecture)
Shatin Pui Ying College
Be a Smart Banker A Research on 1 vs. 1 Gambling
Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School
Isoareal and Isoperimetric Deformation of Curves
Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School
Geometric Construction – Area Trisection of A Circle
Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College