Year Book 2012

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 2012

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 2012 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 Raymond Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Shiu Yuen Cheng The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Rafe Mazzeo Stanford University
Professor Ngai Ming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Seiki Nishikawa Tohoku University
Professor Duong H. Phong Columbia University
Professor Reyer Sjamaar Cornell University
Professor Ye Tian University of Science and Technology of China
Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Michael Zieve University of Michigan

Screening Panel 2012

The members of the Screening Panel of the 2012 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

Chair: Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chi Hin Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Conan Leung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Charles Li The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Steering Committee 2012

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 ofthe competition, as well as managing the Resource Center and acting as the Secretariat for the Awards.

The Steering Committee for the 2012 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 Hong Academy for Gifted Education
Professor Zhouping Xin The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Lo Yang Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ms. Carolina Yip Hang Lung Properties Limited
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Pui Ching Middle School

Executive Committee 2012

The members of the Executive Committee of the 2012 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
Secretariat: 
Ms. Mavis Chan, Ms. Mandy Leung, Ms. Serena Yip
 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

WINNERS of the 2012 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

GOLD 

Topic: Towards Catalan’s Conjecture
Team Member: Chung Hang Kwan
Teacher: Mr. Yat Ting Tong
School: Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon)

 

SILVER 

Topic: Cutting Twisted Solid Tori (TSTs)
Team Members: Kai Lai Chan, Tsz Nam Chan, Ho Yin Lau, Kai Shing Mok, Yiu Shing Wong
Teacher: Mr. Sai Hung Chan
School: Sha Tin Government Secondary School

 

BRONZE 

Topic: Complexity Reduction of Graphs
Team Member: Tsam Kiu Pun
Teacher: Mr. Cyril Lee
School: St. Mary’s Canossian College

5 HONORABLE MENTIONS

(listed in alphabetical order by school name)

Topic: Trajectories in Regular Pentagon
Team Members: Ho Wai Chan, Tsz Hei Lam, Yuk Kei Leung, Hiu Ying Man, Chun Shing Wong
Teacher: Mr. Kim Fung Lee
School: Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
 
Topic: A Study on Polyhedron with All Triangular Faces: Nine-point Circle Co-sphere
Team Members: Yat Long Lee, Kwok Chung Tam
Teacher: Mr. Lai Shun Nelson Chung
School: Carmel Holy Word Secondary School
 
Topic: Manipulating the Fermat’s Equation
Team Members: Wing Man Chik, Ka Kit Ku, Ming Hong Lui, Long Hin Sin
Teacher: Mr. Yan Ching Chan
School: P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College
 
Topic: From ‘Chopsticks’ to Periodicity of Generalized Fibonacci Sequence
Team Members: Hon Ka Hui, Kwun Hang Lai, Tin Chuen Tsang, Kin Lam Tsoi, Cheong Tai Yeung
Teacher: Mr. Chi Keung Lai
School: Shatin Pui Ying College
 
Topic: How to Cut a Piece of Paper – Making Paper Cones with the Greatest Total Capacity
Team Members: Him Shek Kwan, Ka Chun Lo, Chin Ching Wan
Teacher: Mr. Chun Yu Kwong
School: Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School
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2012 Awards Ceremony Video

The 2012 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards winners were announced and recognized on December 18, 2012. 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 renowed scholars.

Welcome Remarks

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

Prof. Shing-Tung Yau
Chairman, 2012 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee

Opening Remarks

Mr. Eddie Hak-Kim Ng,
SBS JP Secretary for Education, HKSAR

Professor Sir James A. Mirrlees
Chairman, 2012 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Steering Committee

Announcement Presentation

Gold Award
Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon)

Silver Award
Sha Tin Government Secondary School

Bronze Award
St. Mary’s Canossian College

Honorable Mention Award
Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School

Honorable Mention Award
Carmel Holy Word Secondary School

Honorable Mention Award
Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College

Honorable Mention Award
Shatin Pui Ying College

Honorable Mention Award
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School

Presentation of Souvenirs

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

2012 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 2012 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

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

Trajectories in Regular Pentagon
Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Continued Fraction and Related Topics In A Geometric Perspective
Buddhist Sin Tak College
A Study on Polyhedron with All Triangular Faces: Nine-point Circle Co-sphere
Carmel Holy Word Secondary School
Application of Generalized Fibonacci Sequence -The Probabilistic Behaviors of Propagation of SARS
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
Predictions on Usain Bolt in London Olympics 2012
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
Construction of Uni-transversal Path
Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section)
Manipulating the Fermat’s Equation
P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College
An Approach to Non-numerical Method of Finding the Non-diagonalizable Solution of Quadratic Matrix Equation
Queen Elizabeth School
Cutting Twisted Solid Tori (TSTs)
Sha Tin Government Secondary School
From ‘Chopsticks’ to Periodicity of Generalized Fibonacci Sequence
Shatin Pui Ying College
Towards Catalan’s Conjecture
Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon)
An Investigation into Gamma Function
St. Francis’ Canossian College
Complexity Reduction of Graphs
St. Mary’s Canossian College
How to Cut a Piece of Paper – Making Paper Cones with the Greatest Total Capacity
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School