Hang Lung Mathematics Awards 2023

Hang Lung Mathematics Awards Over 70 teams from nearly 50 secondary schools in Hong Kong participated in the 2023 Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. At each Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, up to eight awards will be presented to recognize those mathematics research projects that meet the highest academic standards in terms of methodology, research, and scholarship. The eight awards are: a Gold Award, a Silver Award, a Bronze Award, and up to five Honorable Mentions. Each award has four components: a Student Education Award, to be shared equally among team members and applied towards their university studies; a Teacher Leadership Award, for the supervising teacher; a School Development Award, for the winning school to promote mathematics education, and an Educator Scholarship, for a teacher nominated by the winning school. Besides monetary prizes, each winning student and teacher will receive a crystal trophy and a certificate, and their winning school will receive a crystal trophy. Etched inside the crystal trophy is a visualized representation of an Einstein-Rosen bridge. An Einstein-Rosen bridge, sometimes called a "wormhole", is a transcendental bijection of the spacetime continuum, an asymptotic projection of the Calabi-Yau manifold manifesting itself in Anti-de Sitter space, first described by Ludwig Flamm in 1916 and rediscovered by Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen in 1935. It represents the geometry of a "throat" that joins disparate regions of spacetime, but it is non-traversable, i.e., no physical timelike trajectory crosses the bridge. It plays a prominent role in mathematics and physics, where it has implications for geometry, gravity, information, and quantum physics.