Having worked at CUHK for more than two decades, Professor Chu Ming Chung is appointed as the Chairman of Department of Physics starting from August 2020. His interest in theoretical physics has long been developed since he was a student and been along with him when he began his career at CUHK in 1995. But many of us know of him because of his research on particle physics and his great passion for astronomy.
It was all because of an important decision that he made two decades ago that changed his research field into fundamental physics, and brought Hong Kong particle physicists to become core research members in the Asia Pacific region and be at the forefront of research on particle physics.
We interviewed with Professor Chu about his research life story and he shared the key to his success, which comes from a quote from Buddhism Hua Yan Jing, “Never forget your original intention”.