About The Hong Kong
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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The inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum took place on 13-18 November 2023. Shaw Laureates and distinguished scientists spent a week in Hong Kong interacting with almost 200 young scientists and Forum Ambassadors from around the world, sharing their views, experience and aspirations in various scientific fields. The week of programme consisted of world-class intellectual seminars, discussion groups, 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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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
When the Stars Align: There's Something Weird Going On in the Centre of Our Milky Way
Sometimes, as a scientist, and if you are very lucky, you come across something so crazy in your research that you have to step back and think what on earth is going on? This article addresses this crazy story in terms of how it actually happened – this is sometimes how real science emerges...
Fingerprints: The Key to Our Individuality
Before we delve into the complexities of blood tests and DNA analyses to identify who we are, society has already made a simple yet straightforward method that we always see in movies and when we are crossing the border: our fingerprints which are also known as “friction ridge skin”. Just like our faces, fingerprints are key to our individuality and identity. But have you ever wondered why each of us has unique fingerprints?...
Demystifying Wordle: A Crash Course in Information Theory
The game Wordle took the world by storm last year – you might have seen your friends posting green and yellow boxes on social media, claiming that they have solved this daily word puzzle in three guesses, or that dreaded "X/6," which means that they didn’t manage to crack it. When one considers what first word to guess, it might be tempting to randomly put a five-letter word at the beginning, but this can actually be reduced to a scientific question...