Year Book 2018

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 2018

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 2018 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards comprises the following members:

Chair: Professor Zhouping Xin 2004 Morningside Medal of Mathematics Gold Medalist
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tony F. Chan King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Professor Shiu Yuen Cheng Tsinghua University
Professor Lawrence C. Evans University of California, Berkeley
Professor David Gabai Princeton University
Professor Brendan Hassett Brown University
Professor Bong Lian Brandeis University
Professor Rafe Mazzeo Stanford University
Professor Ngai Ming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Ngo Viet Trung Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
Professor Raman Parimala Emory University
Professor J. Hyam Rubinstein The University of Melbourne
Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Po Lam Yung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Jun Zou The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Screening Panel 2018

The members of the Screening Panel of the 2018 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are:

Chair: Professor Tom Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ping Shun Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Man Chuen Cheng The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Charles Li The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Mark Jingjing Xiao The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Po Lam Yung The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Steering Committee 2018

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 2018 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards comprises the following members:

Chair: Professor Shiu Yuen Cheng 2007 Chern Prize Recipient
Tsinghua University
Professor Thomas Au The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Kwok Wai Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Raymond Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tony F. Chan King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Professor Wing Sum Cheung The University of Hong Kong
Mr. Siu Leung Ma Fung Kai Public School
Professor Ngai Ming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Tai Kai Ng The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
Professor Yang Wang The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ms. Susan Wong Hang Lung Properties Limited
Professor Zhouping Xin The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Princeton International School (Shenzhen)

Executive Committee 2018

The members of the Executive Committee of the 2018 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
Professor Kwok Wai Chan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ka Luen Cheung The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chi Hin Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Secretariat:
Ms. Aggie Law*, Ms. Judy Chu, Ms. Serena Yip
 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

*Note: Ms. Law participated up to October 2017.

Winners of the 2018 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

GOLD 

Topic: On the Trapezoidal Peg Problem among Convex Curves
Team Member: Zhiyuan Bai
Teacher: Mr. Pui Keung Law
School: La Salle College

SILVER

No Silver Award was given out in the 2018 HLMA

BRONZE

Topic: On the Divisibility of Catalan Numbers
Team Member: Tsz Chung Li
Teacher: Dr. Kit Wing Yu
School: United Christian College

5 HONORABLE MENTIONS

(listed in alphabetical order by school name)

Topic: Doing Indefinite Integrals without Integration
Team Member: Chun Szeto
Teacher: Mr. Alexander Kin Chit O
School: G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
Topic: A Generalization of the Gauss Sum
Team Member: Ho Leung Fong
Teacher: Mr. Hing Pan Fong
School: Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School
Topic: A Markov Model of the Busy Footbridge Problem
Team Members: Lok Kan Yuen, Omega Nok To Tong, Ethan Lok Kan Tsang
Teacher: Mr. Ho Fung Lee
School: Pui Ching Middle School
Topic: Investigation on Mordell’s Equation
Team Member: Tin Wai Lau
Teacher: Mr. Ho Fung Lee
School: Pui Ching Middle School
Topic: Old and New Generalizations of Classical Triangle Centres to Tetrahedra
Team Members: Trevor Kai Hei Cheung, Hon Ching Ko
Teacher: Mr. Pak Leong Cheung
School: St. Paul’s Co-educational College
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2018 Award Ceremony Video

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

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Weber Lo
Chief Executive Officer, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Professor Zhouping Xin
Chairman, 2018 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Scientific Committee
Professor Shiu-Yuen Cheng
Chairman, 2018 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Steering Committee

Opening Remarks

The Hon Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS
The Chief Executive
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Dialogue: My Mathematical Journey to Neuroscience

Awards Announcement and Presentation

Gold Award
La Salle College

Silver Award
No Silver Award was given out in the 2018 HLMA

 

Bronze Award
United Christian College

Honorable Mention
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College

Honorable Mention
Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School

Honorable Mention
Pui Ching Middle School

Honorable Mention
Pui Ching Middle School

Honorable Mention
St. Paul’s Co-educational College

Presentation of Souvenirs

Mr. Weber Lo
Chief Executive Officer, Hang Lung Properties Limited

2018 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 2018 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

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

Solving Cubic Pell’s Equation by Bifurcating Continued Fraction  
Bishop Hall Jubilee School
Heine-Cantor Theorem, Lebesgue’s Number and Compactness
Cognitio College (Kowloon)
Doing Indefinite Integrals without Integration
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College
Finding the Expected Number of Random Reversals to Sort a Permutation Using Matrix Equation for Application in Genetics 
HKUGA College
A Generalization of the Gauss Sum
Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School
On the Trapezoidal Peg Problem among Convex Curves
La Salle College
A Markov Model of the Busy Footbridge Problem
Pui Ching Middle School
Containing Geometric Objects with Random Inscribed Triangles in a Circle
Pui Ching Middle School
From Close Match Problem to the Generation of Identities of Binomial Coefficients and Trigonometric Terms
Pui Ching Middle School
Investigation on Mordell’s Equation
Pui Ching Middle School
Graphical Approach to the Lonely Runner Conjecture
S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
Inradius Numbers and the Investigations on the Inradius Number Diophantine Equation
St. Joseph’s College
Old and New Generalizations of Classical Triangle Centres to Tetrahedra
St. Paul’s Co-educational College
On the Divisibility of Catalan Numbers
United Christian College
On Length Preserving Curve Flow to Isoperimetric Inequality
Wah Yan College, Hong Kong