Serendipity in life is often the origin of scientific inventions. If you know how to grasp them, you may be able to change the world and benefit mankind.
The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (ASHK) will hold an online Science Talk: Serendipity in Science on November 26, as the flagship event of the S.T. Yau High School Science Award (Asia) (YHSA(Asia)) 2022. ASHK has invited two world-renowned scientists, who were recently awarded the international science prizes, to share their discoveries made by serendipity in life and how they translated them into helping the world in their scientific researches. They are the 2022 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research awardee and Molecular Biologist, Professor Yuk-Ming Dennis LO, and the 2022 Future Science Prize in Mathematics and Computer Science awardee and Mathematician Professor Ngaiming MOK.
In addition, students Bock Man CHEUNG and Hiu Long CHAN of the Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, one of the YHSA(Asia) 2022 Mathematics team, will also share their competition experiences in the Talk.
Details are as below:
YHSA(Asia) 2022 – Science Talk: Serendipity in Science
Date: 26 November 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (HK Time)
Zoom ID: 872 2526 0341
Zoom Password: YHSA
- Prof. Yuk-Ming Dennis LO, Director, LKS Institute of Health Sciences, LKS Professor of Medicine and Chemical Pathology, CUHK
- Prof. Ngaiming MOK, E&P Tse Professor in Mathematics, Chair of Mathematics, HKU
- Mr Bock Man CHEUNG, 2022 YHSA(Asia) Mathematics Gold Winning Team, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
- Mr Hiu Long CHAN, 2022 YHSA(Asia) Mathematics Gold Winning Team, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
- Prof. Dong SUN, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry
- Prof. Shing-Tung YAU, Founder, S.T. Yau High School Science Award
- Prof. Henry N C WONG. Regional Director, S.T. Yau High School Science Award (Asia)
- Moderator: Dr. Stephanie MA, Vice President, The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences
In 2008, Professor Shing-Tung Yau initiated the S.T. Yau High School Science Award (YHSA) in Mainland China. The Award has been running successfully for more than 10 years.
Six subject categories: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Economic and Financial Modeling. Each group has up to 1 Gold Prize, 1 Silver Prize and 3 Honourable Mentions.
All current secondary school students in Hong Kong and the Asian region outside Mainland China are eligible to join the competition.
Board and committees that provide stringent scientific oversight and management for the Award and their membership.
Let science realise your dream with its imaginative and innovative power by joining the competition.
Deadlines for registration, submissions of research outline and final report, as well as other key dates at a glance.
Selection criteria and assessment process of the competition.
General regulations on academic honesty, concurrent submission, intellectual property, conflict of interest , data collection, etc.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Award and contact information for enquiries.
Result announcement of YHSA(Asia)
Result announcement of YHSA Finale at Tsinghua University, Beijing
Snapshots of oral defenses
2022-2023 YHSA(Asia) has received support from the Innovation and Technology Fund. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission or the General Support Programme Vetting Committee of the Innovation and Technology Fund.