Year Book 2014

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 2014

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 2014 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 Lars Andersson Albert Einstein Institute, Germany
Professor Raymond Chan* The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tony F. Chan The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Shiu Yuen Cheng Tsinghua University
Professor Jaigyoung Choe Korea Institute for Advanced Study
Professor Ingrid Daubechies Duke University
Professor Ka Sing Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor John M. Lee University of Washington
Professor Ngai Ming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Duong H. Phong Columbia University
Professor Mark A. Stern Duke University
Professor Ye Tian Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Michael Wolf Rice University

*Note: Professor Chan was unable to join the Oral Defense and was represented by Professor Jun Zou.

Screening Panel 2014

The members of the Screening Panel of the 2014 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 2014

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 2014 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 Tsinghua University
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
Ms. Michelle Mak Hang Lung Properties Limited
Professor Tai Kai Ng The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Zhouping Xin The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Pui Ching Middle School

Executive Committee 2014

The members of the Executive Committee of the 2014 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. Mandy Leung, Ms. Konnie Pak, Ms. Serena Yip
 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Winners of the 2014 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

GOLD 

Topic: Investigation of the Erdös-Straus Conjecture
Team Member: Yuk Lun Fong
Teacher: Mr. Kwok Kei Chang
School: Buddhist Sin Tak College

SILVER 

Topic: Pseudo Pythagorean Triples Generator for Perpendicular Median Triangles
Team Members: Yan Lam Fan, Wai Pan Yik
Teacher: Mr. Ho Fung Lee
School: Pui Ching Middle School

BRONZE

Topic: Probability, Matrices, Colouring and Hypergraphs
Team Members: Hok Kan Yu, Dave Lei, Ka Chun Wong, Sin Cheung Tang
Teacher: Mr. Yan Ching Chan
School: P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College

5 HONORABLE MENTIONS

(listed in alphabetical order by school name)

Topic: Classification of Prime Numbers by Prime Number Trees
Team Members: Man Him Ho, Chun Lai Yip, Yat Wong, Yin Kei Tam
Teacher: Mr. Alexander Kin Chit O
School: G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
 
Topic: Two Methods for Investigating the Generalized Tic-Tac-Toe
Team Members: Kam Chuen Tung, Luke Lut Yin Lau
Teacher: Ms. Mee Lin Luk
School: La Salle College
 
Topic: A General Formula to Check the Divisibility by All Odd Divisors and its Extensions
Team Members: Chun Kit Du, Tung Him Lam, Hok Leung Chan, Chi Ming Ng, Kai Yin Ng
Teacher: Mr. Kwok Tai Wong
School: S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
 
Topic: On the Geometric Construction of Triangles and the Algebraic Interpretation of the Notion of Constructability
Team Members: Chi Cheuk Tsang, Ho Lung Tsui, Justin Chi Ho Chan Tang, Ian Yu Young Kwan, Chun Hin Kwan
Teacher: Mr. Perrick King Bor Ching
School: St. Joseph’s College
 
Topic: The Application of Graph Theory to Sudoku
Team Members: Josephine Yik Chong Leung, Wai Shan Lui
Teacher: Mr. Tad Ming Lee
School: Ying Wa Girls’ School
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2014 Awards Ceremony Video

The 2014 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards winners were announced and recognized on December 11, 2014.  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

Mr. Ronnie Chan
Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Prof. Shing-Tung Yau
Chairman, 2014 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee

Opening Remarks

Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBS, JP Chief Secretary for Administration,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Professor Sir James A. Mirrlees
Chairman, 2014 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Steering Committee

Announcement and Awards Presentation

Gold Award
Buddhist Sin Tak College

Silver Award
Pui Ching Middle School

Bronze Award
P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College

Honorable Mention
G. T. (Ellen Yeung) College

Honorable Mention
La Salle College

Honorable Mention
S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School

Honorable Mention
St. Joseph’s College

Honorable Mention
Ying Wa Girls’ School

Presentation of Souvenirs

Mr. Ronnie C. Chan
Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited

2014 DEFENSE MEETING VIDEO

Please click on the “Playlist” menu below to select the video to watch.

FINALIST TEAMS SELECTED FOR THE ORAL DEFENSE AT THE 2014 HANG LUNG MATHEMATICS AWARDS

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

Probability Study using Matrix to Analyze Football Tournaments
Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Investigation of the Erdös-Straus Conjecture
Buddhist Sin Tak College
Snake
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
Classification of Prime Numbers by Prime Number Trees
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
On the Investigation of Fundamental Solutions to the Pell Equation
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
Two Methods for Investigating the Generalized Tic-Tac-Toe
La Salle College
Probability, Matrices, Colouring and Hypergraphs
P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College
Pseudo Pythagorean Triples Generator for Perpendicular Median Triangles
Pui Ching Middle School
A General Formula to Check the Divisibility by All Odd Divisors and its Extensions
S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
Passing Through the Surface
Shatin Pui Ying College
More about a Finger-Counting Trick
Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon)
On the Geometric Construction of Triangles and the Algebraic Interpretation of the Notion of Constructability
St. Joseph’s College
How to Keep Water Cold II – A Study about the Wet Contact Surface Area in a Cube
St. Stephen’s Girls’ College
Rock-Paper-Scissors
Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College
The Application of Graph Theory to Sudoku
Ying Wa Girls’ School