24. 05. 2019 Issue 66
15th Lau Oi Wah Memorial Science Lecture Series

The Lau Oi Wah Memorial Science Lecture Series has entered its 15th year in continuing the promotion of science education. This year, Professor Lam Hon Ming from School of Life Sciences and Professor Yau Chun Yip from Department of Statistics were invited to share with audience their exciting research and applications on 12 April.


Professor Lam spoke to a full house about his research journey starting from CUHK. He has turned his basic research findings into the generation of three new stress tolerant soybean cultivars suitable for cultivation on marginal and high-saline or dry lands. The translation and agricultural applications have demonstrated the humanity part (i.e. "A - Arts" in STEAM), which offers insights to the model of STEAM education in local high schools.


In the second part of the Lecture Series, Professor Yau led us to solve the problem of constructing an optimal portfolio of assets so that the expected return could be maximised for a given level of risk or the risk could be minimised for a given level of expected return. The question which was firstly introduced by Harry Markowitz, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics in 1990 due to this work, was examined by setting up a mathematical optimisation framework with adaptation of concepts like matrix, calculus, and probability.


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Table of Contents
Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award cum Student Awards Presentation Ceremony
Faculty Retreat
Science Career Fair 2019
15th Lau Oi Wah Memorial Science Lecture Series
Hong Kong SciFest 2019
Meeting with Dean of College of Science of United Arab Emirates University
JUPAS Interviews for SCIENCE New Intake
Discovering a Small Molecule to Restrain Neurodegeneration
AoE Project to Study Fundamental Structure of Matter
Revealing the Secret Pattern of Cell Movement
Announcing The World's First Reference-Grade Wild Soybean Genome
Unleashing the Potential of Mushrooms
2019 Class of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow
The 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Collaboration between Plant Hormone and Vesicular Transport Regulatory Protein for Crop Tolerance Improvement
Verifying the Existence of Ultralight Bosons with a Single Gravitational-wave Measurement
Adopting Intercropping as a Sustainable Farming Alternative
University's 2018 Long Service Awards
International Mathematics Competition
Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2019
International Collegiate Programming Contest

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