About The Hong Kong
Laureate Forum

The Hong Kong Laureate Forum aspires to be a world-class academic exchange event to connect the current and next generations of leaders in scientific pursuit, and to promote understanding and interests of the young generation in Hong Kong and around the world in various disciplines in science and technology.

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Inaugural Forum


The inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum will take place in 13-18 November 2023. Shaw Laureates and distinguished scientists will spend a week in Hong Kong interacting with about 200 young scientists from around the world, sharing their views, experience and aspirations in various scientific fields. The week of programme will consist of world-class intellectual seminars, discussion groups, workshops, poster sessions and visits to the latest Hong Kong scientific development projects, universities and institutes as well as cross-cultural social activities.

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Shaw Laureates

The Shaw Prize is an international award to honour individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. 


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Call of Climate

22 Apr is "Earth Day", one of the world's largest environmental protection events, with nearly 200 countries responded so far, aiming to protect the environment and create a better planet. This year, to discuss the impact of climate change, we have prepared 10 climate-related videos coined as "Call of Climate" supplemented with science knowledge, having Mr LEUNG Wing Mo, Former Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory and Ms Natalie CHUNG, Co-Founder of V'air Hong Kong, an environmental education organization to promote low-carbon tourism, as the hosts. Episodes will be published on our website and social media platforms. Stay tuned!

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Science in the Community

Technological Challenges and Socio-ecological Impacts of Green Hydrogen Boom

Hydrogen has been regarded as a low-carbon energy carrier in recent years. In the process of combating climate change and transitioning to a low-carbon economy, governments and energy companies around the world, upon spotting the potential of hydrogen, have committed to explore the possibilities of utilising hydrogen fuel and launched related development strategies. Such policies have attracted the attention of lobbyists in the industry, investors and governments , who hoped that hydrogen can become an alternative to fossil fuels.....

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Size Does Matter: Open Your Eyes to See How Tiny Plastics Are Polluting Our Waters

Like many other people living under the pandemic, Eric used to buy bottled beverages and take away with polystyrene containers and cutleries. What Eric and other people do not know is that we are creating lots of plastic wastes. According to the report of "Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong – Waste Statistics for 2020" published by the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, around 2,312 tonnes of plastic wastes were produced every day in Hong Kong (ranked 3rd and about 21% of the total municipal solid waste).....

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Shuffle Playlist. Shuffle Playlist. Shuffle Playlist…

A coin comes up heads five times in a row. Two accidents happen on the same train line in one day. Or a shuffled playlist plays you the same artist three times running. Sometimes it seems like something other than coincidence is at work, but true randomness may not always feel that way to us.....

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