Hang Lung Mathematics Awards 2023

Welcome Letter Dear Friends, A warm welcome to all of you as we gather here to announce the winners of the 2023 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) and celebrate 20 years of this esteemed competition. We are particularly pleased to have The Honorable John KC LEE, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as our Guest of Honor and mark this significant milestone in our journey. For two decades, HLMA has served as a testament to our commitment to the development of young minds in Hong Kong and support the city’s vision as a global hub for innovation and technology. Since its inception in 2004, HLMA has ignited the intellectual curiosity of 2,600 secondary school students, resulting in over 460 research papers that showcase exceptional abilities in analytical thinking and problem solving. By investing in the cultivation of young talent, we are investing in the future of the city – one led by visionaries and innovators whose ideas will help strengthen Hong Kong's role on the global stage. The challenges we face today are multidimensional and complex, ranging from rapid technological disruptions to widespread impact of climate change and intricate global dynamics. Addressing complexities of this magnitude requires sophisticated and holistic approaches. Mathematical training nurtures analytical thinking and problemsolving skills essential for comprehending complex systems through modeling uncertainties and simulating outcomes. By honing these skills at a young age, we lay the foundation for new generations to address pressing concerns and unlock new possibilities. These are invaluable, especially in times of disruptions and global challenges. We are privileged to have Professor Richard Schoen, 2017 Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics, to serve as Chair of our Scientific Committee, and Professor George F. Smoot, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, to chair our Steering Committee. These two principal committees, comprising distinguished mathematicians and educators from around the world, play a vital role in the integrity and stewardship of the awards. As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our gratitude to all who have supported HLMA over the past 20 years. Together, through longstanding community programs like HLMA, we spark curious minds and provide opportunities for our youth to flourish. We look forward to continuing this important work that empowers future generations for many years to come. Professor Nancy Ip President and The Morningside Professor of Life Science The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Mr. Ronnie C. Chan Chair Hang Lung Properties Limited