Year Book 2010

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 2010

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 2010 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 Chong Qing Cheng Nanjing University
Professor Shiu Yuen Cheng The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor John H. Coates University of Cambridge
Professor Jean-Marc Fontaine Université Paris-Sud
Professor Ka Sing Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Eduard J. N. Looijenga Utrecht University
Professor Ngai Ming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Duong H. Phong Columbia University
Professor J. Hyam Rubinstein The University of Melbourne
Professor Gilbert Strang Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Ngo Viet Trung Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Chin Lung Wang University of Taiwan

Screening Panel 2010

The members of the Screening Panel of the 2010 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
Dr. Chi Hin Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Steering Committee 2010

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 educators 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 2010 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 Tony F. Chan The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Shiu Yuen Cheng The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Wing Sum Cheung The University of Hong Kong
Professor Ka Sing Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Siu Leung Ma Fung Kai Public School
Dr. Stephen Tommis The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Professor Lo Yang Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ms. Carolina Yip Hang Lung Properties Limited
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Pui Ching Middle School

Executive Committee 2010

The members of the Executive Committee of the 2010 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. Mavis Chan, Ms. Serena Yip The Chinese University of Hong Kong

WINNERS of the 2010 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

GOLD 

Topic: Expressibility of Cosines as Sum of Basis
Team Members: Kwok Wing Tsoi, Ching Wong
Teacher: Mr. Yan Ching Chan
School: P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College

SILVER 

Topic: Curve Optimization Problem
Team Members: Ping Ngai Chung
Teacher: Ms. Mee Lin Luk
School: La Salle College

BRONZE 

Topic: Orchard Visibility Problem
Team Members: Trevor Chak Yin Cheung, Yin To Chui
Teacher: Mr. Kwok Kei Chang
School: Buddhist Sin Tak College

5 HONORABLE MENTIONS

(listed in alphabetical order by school name)

Topic: A Study of Infectious Diseases by Mathematical Models
Team Members: On Ping Chung, Winson Che Shing Li, Hon Kei Lai, Wing Yan Shiao, Sung Him Wong
Teacher: Mr. Wing Kwong Wong
School: Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
 
Topic: Dividing a Circle with the Least Curve
Team Members: Chung Yin Chan, Rennie Lee
Teacher: Mr. Ka Wo Leung
School: Hong Kong True Light College
 
Topic: Magic Squares of Squares
Team Member: Pak Hin Li
Teacher: Mr. Chi Ming Chan
School: P.L.K. Vicwood K.T. Chong Sixth Form College
 
Topic: Spherical Fagnano’s Problem and its Extensions
Team Members: Ho Kwan Suen, Tin Yau Chan, Tsz Shan Ma, Pak Hay Chan
Teacher: Mr. Cheuk Yin Au
School: Pui Ching Middle School
 
Topic: The Erdős-Szekeres Conjecture (“Happy End Problem”)
Team Members: Ho Ming Wong, Man Han Leung, Wing Yee Wong, Hon Ka Hui, Tin Chak Mak
Teacher: Mr. Chi Keung Lai
School: Shatin Pui Ying College

 

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2010 Awards Ceremony Video

The 2010 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards winners were announced and recognized on December 18, 2010. Eight awards were announced: a Gold Award, a Silver Award, a Bronze Award, and five Honorable Mentions.

Winning students, teachers, and schools were recognized on stage, and received crystal trophies and certificates from world renowned scholars.

Welcome Remarks

Prof. Shing-Tung Yau
Chairman, 2010 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee

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

Opening Remarks

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

Prof. Sir James A. Mirrlees
Chairman, 2010 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Steering Committee

Announcement Presentation

Gold Award
Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College

Silver Award
La Salle College

Bronze Award
Buddhist Sin Tak College

Honorable Mention Award
Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College

Honorable Mention Award
Hong Kong True Light College

Honorable Mention Award
P.L.K. Vicwood K.T. Chong Sixth Form College

Honorable Mention Award
Pui Ching Middle School
Honorable Mention Award
Shatin Pui Ying College

Presentation of Souvenirs

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

Closing Remarks

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

2010 DEFENSE MEETING VIDEO

Please click on the “Playlist” menu below to select the team’s video you want to watch.

Finalist Teams Selected for the Oral Defense at the 2010 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

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

The Centres of Tetrahedra
Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Orchard Visibility Problem
Buddhist Sin Tak College
A New Method to Improve the Ranking System for Students Studying Hong Kong’s New Senior Secondary (NSS) Curriculum: Using the Calculation of Eigenvector to Find the Weights of Different Subjects under NSS
Carmel Holy Word Secondary School
Zero-Knowledge Mutual Authenticaion in the Two-Party Password-Authenticated Key Exchange Setting: Future Goal or Mission Impossible?
Carmel Secondary School
A Study of Infectious Diseases by Mathematical Models
Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
Dividing a Circle with the Least Curve
Hong Kong True Light College
Curve Optimization Problem
La Salle College
Investigation of Mastermind and its Generalization
Munsang College (Hong Kong Island)
Magic Squares of Squares
P.L.K. Vicwood K.T.Chong Sixth Form College
Expressibility of Cosines as Sum of Basis
P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College
Spherical Fagnano’s Problem and Its Extensions
Pui Ching Middle School
n-Puzzle: An Innovation
Sha Tin Government Secondary School
The Erdős-Szekeres Conjecture
Shatin Pui Ying College
Starting from Combinatorial Geometry
St. Joseph’s College
Introduction and Applications of Fuzzy Homotopy and Fuzzy Deformation Retraction
Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School