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 on November 2022. 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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Great Conjunction

In Astronomy, conjunction refers to the observation that two astronomical objects are very close in the sky when observed from a specific object such as Earth. When a conjunction occurs, the locations of the two objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude as observed from Earth…

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Science in the Community

MythBusters: Black Holes

On April 10, 2019, a team of scientists made history by capturing the first ever image of a black hole. This remarkable picture occupied headlines worldwide, and rightfully so – we never thought we would ever be able to capture a black hole in an image that can be passed around the world…

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A Glimpse into the Applications of Mean Field Games

Mean field game (MFG) theory studies the strategies of agents of a large population in a competitive environment…

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Early History of the Hong Kong Observatory

Since 1841, Hong Kong became an important port of trade. In order to ensure smooth port operations and safe navigation of ships, there was a need to provide accurate time service…

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