Invitation to ‘Masterminds, Masterclasses’ (16-18 November 2021)

The Hong Kong Laureate Forum (the Forum) will be hosting an event on ‘Masterminds, Masterclasses’ during 16-18 November 2021. It is a flagship programme in 2021 for the prelude to the inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum and comprises a seminar with world-renowned scientists as speakers, including Shaw Laureates, recipients of Breakthrough Prize, CNRS Gold Medal, Fields Medal and Royal Medal, for three disciplines, namely Life Science and Medicine, Astronomy and Mathematical Sciences. The event will be conducted in a hybrid mode for around a hundred in-person participants and will host online participants.


CUHK faculty members and students are invited to join this event. Speakers from CUHK include Prof. Dennis Lo, Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine, and Prof. CHU Ming Chung, Professor and Prof. Kenneth Young, Emeritus Professor of the Department of Physics.


Interested parties should register online before 7 November 2021 (for in-person participation) or 14 November 2021 for online participation. For more details, please refer to the event website For enquiries, please contact the organiser directly at



Masterminds, Masterclasses
Date: 16 November 2021 (Tue) – Life Science and Medicine

17 November 2021 (Wed) – Astronomy

18 November 2021 (Thu) – Mathematical Sciences

Time: 5-7 pm (HKT)
Target Audience: Members of academic and/or scientific institutes and organisations

(all UGs, PGs, Postdoc and Professors)

Medium: English

(Applicable to local participants only)

Auditorium, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building, North Point

(Right next to the Exit C of Quarry Bay MTR Station)

Online platform:

(For audiences who cannot attend in-person)

Live webcasting at ZOOM Webinar Platform

(Log-in details to be provided upon confirmation of enrollment)


While the seminar will be conducted in hybrid mode to cater for audiences from around the world, the speakers will either be present in-person at the venue or through captivating three-dimension appearance which would add to the thrill for the audiences. The latest list of speakers and moderators as follow#:

Life Science and Medicine

(16 Nov 2021  ·  5-7pm)


(17 Nov 2021  ·  5-7pm)

Mathematical Sciences

(18 Nov 2021  ·  5-7pm)

–   Professor Ivan Fan-ngai HUNG

(Specialist in Infectious Disease and Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Fellow of Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh; Board & Founding Member of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders)


–   Professor Dennis LO

(2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences; 2021 Royal Medal in Biological Sciences)


–   Professor Lap-chee TSUI

(World-renowned molecular biologist; President of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences)


 –   Professor Ming-chung CHU

(Theoretical physicist; Member of the Daya Bay Collaboration that received 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics)


–   Professor Francoise COMBES

(Astrophysicist; L’Oréal-UNESCO International Prize for Women in Science 2021; 2020 CNRS Gold Medal)


–   Professor Simon D. M. WHITE

(2017 Shaw Laureate in Astronomy)


–   Professor Kenneth YOUNG

(Theoretical physicist; Chairman of the Council & Vice Chairman of the Board of Adjudicators, The Shaw Prize Foundation)


 –    Professor Jean-Michel BISMUT

(2021 Shaw Laureate in Mathematical Sciences)


–    Professor Pierre-Louis LIONS

(1994 Fields Medalist)


–    Professor Ngai-ming MOK

(Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences and the American Mathematical Society; Director of Institute of Mathematical Research of the University of Hong Kong)


–    Professor Yang WANG

(Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Director of HKUST The Big Data for Bio Intelligence Laboratory)


#Subject to change

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