Year Book 2021

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 competition. The Steering Committee, comprising mathematicians and leaders from different sectors of society, serves as the advisory body and provides support, guidance, and oversight of the Awards.

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 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.

Scientific Committee

Chair: Professor Richard Schoen 2017 Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics
Stanford University
University of California, Irvine
Professor Raymond Hon Fu Chan City University of Hong Kong
Professor Andrew G. Cohen The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ingrid Daubechies Duke University
Professor Frederick Tsz-Ho Fong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Jun Kigami Kyoto University
Professor Gitta Kutyniok Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Professor Wei-Ping Li The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ngaiming Mok The University of Hong Kong
Professor Jill Pipher Brown University
Professor Van Vu Yale University
Professor Tom Yau Heng Wan The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Ya-xiang Yuan Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Shou-Wu Zhang Princeton University

Screening Panel

Chair: Professor Frederick Tsz-Ho Fong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Ivan Chi Ho Ip The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Tianling Jin The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Albert Yin Bon Ku The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Eric Marberg The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Maosheng Xiong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

STEERING COMMITTEE

Chair: Professor George F. Smoot 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Thomas Kwok Keung Au The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tony F. Chan, JP King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Mr. Alfred Cheung Tianda Institute
Dr. Owen H. Ko The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Shing Yu Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr. Siu Leung Ma, BBS, MH Fung Kai Public School
Professor Michael Kwok Po Ng The University of Hong Kong
Professor Xue-Cheng Tai Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Yang Wang The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ms. Susan Wong Hang Lung Properties Limited
Dr. Chee Tim Yip Princeton (Shenzhen) International School
Professor Ding-Xuan Zhou City University of Hong Kong

Executive Committee

Chair: Professor Shing Yu Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Jimmy Chi Hung Fung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Tsz Kin Lam The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Chi Man Leung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr. Chi Wai Yu The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Secretariat: Ms. Niki Hiu Yan Chan The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

WINNERS OF THE 2021 HANG LUNG MATHEMATICS AWARDS

Gold Award

Topic: On Non-Torsion Solutions of Homogeneous Linear Systems over Rings
Team Member: Tsz Hin Chan
Teacher: Mr. Ho Fung Lee
School: Pui Ching Middle School

Silver Award

Topic: The Johnson-Leader-Russell Question on Square Posets
Team Member: On Ki Luo
Teacher: Mr. Ho Fung Lee
School: Pui Ching Middle School

Bronze Award

Topic: Solvability of the General Pell’s Equation, Quadratic Residuosity, and Real Quadratic Fields of Class Number Two
Team Member: Wai Lok Lai
Teacher: Mr. Pak Leong Cheung
School: St. Paul’s Co-educational College

Honorable Mentions

(of equal ranking and listed by school name in alphabetical order)

Topic: An Investigation on the Rings of Integer-Valued Polynomials on Gaussian Integers and Integer-Valued Continuous Functions
Team Member: Myron Lam
Teacher: Mr. Long Tin Chan
School: Diocesan Boys’ School
Topic: On the Basel Problem: Generalizations to Other Power Series
Team Member: Tsz Fung Chui
Teacher: Mr. Long Tin Chan
School: Diocesan Boys’ School
Topic: On the Variations of the Brachistochrone Curve
Team Members: Nick Hang Cheng, Hei Chai Shum, Chun Shing Tong
Teacher: Mr. Long Tin Chan
School: Diocesan Boys’ School
Topic: On the Generalization of the Triangle Peg Problem to Higher Dimensions
Team Members: Chun Hei Mok, Chi Kong Wei, Wang Kin To
Teacher: Mr. Ka On Cho
School: S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
Topic: Investigation on the Buffon-Laplace Needle Problem
Team Members: Hui Yat Cheung, Pak Kiu Fong, Shing Him Lee, Justin Ka Chai Leung, Siu Lam Ting
Teacher: Mr. Wai Man Chu
School: Wah Yan College, Kowloon
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2021 ANNOUNCEMENT AND AWARDS PRESENTATION VIDEO

The 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards were announced on December 15 with eight prizes: a Gold Award, a Silver Award, a Bronze Award, and five Honorable Mentions.

The winning students, teachers and principals received trophies from renowned scholars at the Announcement and Awards Presentation Ceremony.

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Welcome Remarks

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

Professor Wei Shyy
President, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professor Richard Schoen
Chair, Scientific Committee, 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

Professor George F. Smoot
Chair, Steering Committee, 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

Opening Remarks

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

Dialog: How Mathematics can Tackle the Impacts of Climate Change

Mr. Jay Cheng
District Engineer, Civil Engineering and Development Department
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr. Adriel Chan (moderator)
Vice Chair, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Vote of Thanks and Presentation of Mementos

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

2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards
Announcement and Awards Presentation

Gold Award
Pui Ching Middle School

Silver Award
Pui Ching Middle School

Bronze Award
St. Paul’s Co-educational College

Five Honorable Mentions of Equal Ranking

Honorable Mention
Diocesan Boys’ School

Honorable Mention
Wah Yan College, Kowloon

Honorable Mention
Diocesan Boys’ School

Honorable Mention
S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Honorable Mention
Diocesan Boys’ School

FINALIST TEAMS THAT ATTENDED THE 2021 HANG LUNG MATHEMATICS AWARDS ORAL DEFENSE

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

An Investigation on the Rings of Integer-Valued Polynomials on Gaussian Integers
and Integer-Valued Continuous Functions

Diocesan Boys’ School

On the Basel Problem: Generalizations to Other Power Series
Diocesan Boys’ School

On the Variations of the Brachistochrone Curve
Diocesan Boys’ School

Reinforcement Learning on Geometric Construction
HKUGA College

On Polyadic Group and Ordinary Polyadic Equation
Kwun Tong Government Secondary School

Investigation on Riemann Zeta Function and P-adic Number
Kwun Tong Maryknoll College

On Non-Torsion Solutions of Homogeneous Linear Systems over Rings
Pui Ching Middle School

The Johnson-Leader-Russell Question on Square Posets
Pui Ching Middle School

From Happy Function to Linear Happy Functions
S.K.H. Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School

On the Generalization of the Triangle Peg Problem to Higher Dimensions
S.K.H. Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Solvability of the General Pell’s Equation, Quadratic Residuosity,
and Real Quadratic Fields of Class Number Two

St. Paul’s Co-educational College

On the Moving Sofa Problem
St. Paul’s Convent School

Integrality of Generalized Binomial Coefficient
TWGHs Lo Kon Ting Memorial College

Investigation on the Buffon-Laplace Needle Problem
Wah Yan College, Kowloon

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Interview with 2021 HLMA Gold Award Winner – Tsz Hin Chan

Interview with 2021 HLMA Silver Award Winner – On Ki Luo

Interview with 2021 HLMA Bronze Award Winner – Wai Lok Lai

List of Selected Media Articles

(Listed by publishing date and media outlet in descending order)
Media outlet Headline Publish date
The Standard It All Adds Up to Awards Feb 22, 2022
Sing Tao Daily 自訂專題鑽研數學 多元思維發揮創意 Jan 27, 2022
Young Post Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Encourages Students to Tackle Problems through Scientific Research Jan 23 & 25, 2022
HK01 香港中學生挑戰無解難題 以理性探尋數學之美 Jan 24, 2022
Ming Pao Daily 香港培正中學陳祉軒鑽研「齊次線性聯立方程」 奪2021年恒隆數學獎金獎 Jan 21, 2022
Young Post Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Winners Talk About Their Love of the Subject and Not Being Intimidated Jan 7 & 10, 2022
HK01 拔萃男書院數學神童跳級到英國劍橋 學習心得:操練彌補天資差異 Jan 6, 2022
Hong Kong Economic Times 男拔「大佬文化」師兄弟教學相長 Jan 6, 2022
Hong Kong Economic Times 一篇論文 中六女生愛上數學研究 金獎得主:證明過程結果都很美 Dec 22, 2021
Sing Tao Daily 中六生研「組合數學」奪銀獎 Dec 22, 2021
TOPick 【STEM教育】培正女將恒隆數學獎摘銀 醉心數學研究愛其無標準答案 Dec 22, 2021
Young Post Pui Ching Middle School Clinches Gold Award and Silver Award at the 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Dec 17 & 20, 2021
AM730 香港培正中學勇奪2021年 恒隆數學獎金獎及銀獎殊榮 Dec 17, 2021
Headline Daily 香港培正中學勇奪2021年 恒隆數學獎金獎及銀獎殊榮 Dec 17, 2021
The Standard Pui Ching Middle School Clinches Gold Award and Silver Award at the 2021 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Dec 17, 2021
Headline Daily 恒隆數學獎 培正囊括冠亞軍 得獎師生學校瓜分百萬獎金 Dec 16, 2021
HK01 恒隆數學獎|林鄭月娥「講數」以數學喻管治:藝術與科學共存 Dec 16, 2021
Hong Kong Economic Times 陳啟宗勉學生 謹記仁慈誠信
林鄭:管治如數學 是藝術亦是科學
Dec 16, 2021
Sing Tao Daily 參賽隊伍高水準 得獎師生學校分百萬獎金
恒隆數學獎 培正囊括冠亞軍
Dec 16, 2021
HK01 恒隆數學獎|培正中學中六女生奪銀獎:喜歡數學不分男女 Dec 15, 2021