Hang Lung Mathematics Awards 2023

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, a new partnership between Hang Lung Properties and HKUST is formed. To mark our new partnership, a new crystal trophy was designed, with a visualized representation of an Einstein-Rosen bridge etched inside. 20 22 Winners Gala A New Chapter 20 21 Mathematics for Sustainability HKUST launched 2 successful online lectures on machine learning and the evolution of mathematics. The following year, HKUST tailor-made a series of online workshops from how to find a research topic to writing a mathematics research report, which proved to be very popular among HLMA participants and teachers alike. Our first HLMA Winners Gala was held in June, with Prof. Lap-Chee Tsui, President of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, delivering Opening Remarks. A highlight of the evening was a panel discussion where sustainability experts shared their views on how mathematics and big data can help create a better and more sustainable way of life for humanity and the planet. Restrictions on international travels hindered our overseas Scientific Committee members from flying to Hong Kong. For the first time, the Oral Defense was held in hybrid format over two consecutive days covering five time zones. Mr. Jay Cheng, 2006 Gold Award winner and currently a District Engineer of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, shared on stage how mathematics can tackle the impacts of climate change. We are honored to have Prof. Richard Schoen, 2017 Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics, and Prof. George F. Smoot, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, to chair our Scientific Committee and Steering Committee, respectively. “The breadth of topics and the depth and clarity of solutions given were very high, certainly at the level of top high-school and beginning years of college students in the U.S.” – Prof. Richard Schoen