Hang Lung Mathematics Awards 2023

Welcome Letter Dear Students, Teachers, and Honored Guests, Welcome to the 2023 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) Announcement and Awards Presentation. Tonight, we celebrate not only the achievements of our students but also 20 years of our remarkable HLMA journey. As we reflect on the past two decades, we are heartened to see the impact HLMA has made on young mathematics talents. HLMA fosters a culture of excellence and intellectual curiosity. It provides a platform for students to gain early exposure to academic research through explorations of mathematical concepts. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Department of Mathematics at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which has provided invaluable guidance and support to students and teachers through a series of events and workshops delivered both online and in-person. These workshops have been instrumental in enriching the knowledge of the students and empowering them to excel. As in our tradition of featuring HLMA alumni at the Awards Presentation, we are delighted to have Dr. Owen H. Ko, 2004 HLMA winner, and Ms. Ewina Pun, 2012 HLMA winner, join us tonight. Owen is Assistant Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine at CUHK. Ewina is currently a doctoral candidate at Brown University focusing on brain-machine interface for people with tetraplegia. We look forward to their sharing of experiences and journey. We would like to express our gratitude to the members of our Scientific Committee, Steering Committee, Executive Committee, and Screening Panel, who have contributed their time and expertise to support HLMA’s vision. We are also grateful to the students, teachers, schools, and advocates whose participation and support over the years are strong endorsements of our work. To all students who accepted the challenge of pursuing serious mathematics research, we commend your courage in following your intellectual curiosity and persevering through difficulties. We hope you will continue to follow your passion and explore the vast world of mathematics. This dedication and passion lay the foundation for promising opportunities ahead. Many former participants have made notable progress in academia, public sector, and various professions. We have faith that through HLMA’s encouragement of curiosity, excellence, and perseverance, they are well equipped for future breakthroughs. Furthermore, many HLMA participants have later become educators, fostering a passion for research and exploration in their students, thereby generating a ripple effect that aligns with Hong Kong's vision of nurturing STEM talent and enhancing global competitiveness. We take immense pride in the enduring impact of HLMA as a catalyst for excellence and a driving force in advancing mathematics. Together, we shape a future where young minds continue to push the boundaries of knowledge and make meaningful contributions to society. In appreciation, Professor George F. Smoot Chair, Steering Committee 2023 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Professor Richard Schoen Chair, Scientific Committee 2023 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Mr. Weber Lo Chief Executive Officer Hang Lung Properties Limited Professor Yang Wang Vice-President for Institutional Advancement The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology