Year Book 2016

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 2016

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 2016 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 Tsinghua University
Professor Dejun Feng The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Wee Teck Gan National University of Singapore
Professor Wei Ping Li The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Bong Lian Brandeis University
Professor Chang Shou Lin University of Taiwan
Professor Ngai Ming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Ye Tian Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Michael Zieve University of Michigan

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

Screening Panel 2016

The members of the Screening Panel of the 2016 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

Chair: Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Man Chuen Cheng 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 2016

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 2016 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 2016

The members of the Executive Committee of the 2016 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

Chair: Professor Thomas Au The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Kai Leung Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ka Luen Cheung The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr. Leung Fu Cheung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Secretariat: 
Ms. Aggie Law, Ms. Konnie Pak*, Ms. Serena Yip
 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

*Note: Ms. Pak participated up to August 2015

Winners of the 2016 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

GOLD 

Topic: On the Summation of Fractional Parts and its Application
Team Member: Sun Kai Leung
Teacher: Mr. Yiu Chung Leung
School: Bishop Hall Jubilee School

SILVER

Topic: On the Iterated Circumcentres Conjecture and its Variants
Team Members: Tsz Fung Yu, Tsz Chun Wong, Janice Ling
Teacher: Mr. Ho Fung Lee
School: Pui Ching Middle School

BRONZE

Topic: A Geometric Approach to the Second Non-trivial Case of the Erdös-Szekeres Conjecture
Team Member: Wai Chung Cheng
Teacher: Ms. Dora Po Ki Yeung
School: Diocesan Girls’ School

5 HONORABLE MENTIONS

(listed in alphabetical order by school name)

Topic: Congruences of Solutions of the Pell’s Equation
Team Member: Man Yi Kwok
Teacher: Mr. Kim Fung Lee
School: Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Topic: A Synthetic Approach on Studying the Mysterious Right Kite and its Applications on Cryptography in related to Poincaré Disk Model in the Views of Euclid Geometry
Team Members: Chit Yuen Lam, Christy Sze Wai Kok, King Chun Chan, Hin Tung Chung
Teacher: Mr. Tat Cheong Wong
School: G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
Topic: The Generalized Tower of Hanoi Problem
Team Member: Hoi Wai Yu
Teacher: Ms. Mee Lin Luk
School: La Salle College
Topic: On Hilbert Functions and Positive-Definite Quadratic Forms
Team Member: Chak Him Au
Teacher: Mr. Yan Ching Chan
School: P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College
Topic: Triples of Sums of Two Squares
Team Members: Kin Ip Mong, Chun Ming Lai, Siu Hong Mak
Teacher: Mr. Chun Yu Kwong
School: Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School
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2016 Award Ceremony Video

Young talents were recognized by a Gold, a Silver, a Bronze and five Honorable Mentions.
They received the trophies and certificates from world class scholars.
Many guests shared their joy and honor.

Highlights

Opening-Facebook Fan Page

Welcome Remarks

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

Prof. Shing-Tung Yau
Chairman, 2016 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee

Opening Remarks

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

Professor Sir James A. Mirrlees
Chairman, 2016 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Steering Committee

Announcement and Awards Presentation

Gold Award
Bishop Hall Jubilee School

Silver Award
Pui Ching Middle School

Bronze Award
Diocesan Girls’ School

Honorable Mention
Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School

Honorable Mention
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College

Honorable Mention
La Salle College

Honorable Mention
P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College

Honorable Mention
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School

Presentation of Souvenirs

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

2016 DEFENSE MEETING VIDEO

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Finalist Teams Selected for the Oral Defense at the 2016 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

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

Congruences of Solutions of the Pell’s Equation
Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
On the Summation of Fractional Parts and its Application
Bishop Hall Jubilee School
A Geometric Approach to the Second Non-trivial Case of the Erdös-Szekeres Conjecture
Diocesan Girls’ School
A Synthetic Approach on Studying the Mysterious Right Kite and its Applications on Cryptography in related to Poincaré Disk Model in the Views of Euclid Geometry
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
On Family of Triangles – from Medians to Concurrent Lines and Angle Bisectors
Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
The Generalized Tower of Hanoi Problem
La Salle College
Are Gray Code and Gros Sequence the Solution of Chinese Ring?
Maryknoll Fathers’ School
On Hilbert Functions and Positive-Definite Quadratic Forms
P.L.K. Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College
On the Iterated Circumcentres Conjecture and its Variants
Pui Ching Middle School
Rational Distance in Rational-Sided Triangles
Pui Ching Middle School
Voting Power
Queen Elizabeth School
Triples of Sums of Two Squares
Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School