The Third International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians
Morningside Medal of Mathematics Awards Presentation & Symposium

 

Friday, December 17, 2004   Theatre 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

 

 

09:00 - 09:10

 

Welcome Remarks

 

·         Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Co-Founder, THE MORNINGSIDE GROUP and Chairman, Hang Lung Group

·         Professor Shing-Tung Yau, Chairman, International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

 

09:10 - 09:30

A Tribute to Professor Shiing-Shen Chern

 

·         Professor Shing-Tung Yau

 

09:30 - 09:40

Remarks by Guest of Honor

 

·         Professor Yongxiang Lu, Vice-Chairman, Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress, People’s Republic of China

 

09:40 - 09:50

 

Presentation of the Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics

 

09:50 - 10:00

 

Presentation of the Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics

 

10:00 - 10:15

 

Presentation of the Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics

 

10:15 - 10:25

 

Presentation of the Chern Prize

 

10:25 - 10:30

 

Presentation of the ICCM International Cooperation Award

 

10:30 - 10:45

 

Break

 

10:45 - 12:00

 

Presentation of the Morningside Medalists’ Research

 

12:00 - 14:00

           

Lunch (at Rooms 301 and 306-8, HKCEC)

14:00 - 17:45

Symposium

 

14:00 - 15:15

 

Session 1

Developing Basic Science: Challenges for Universities

 

Panelists

·         Professor H. K. Chang, President, City University of Hong Kong

·         Professor Paul C. W. Chu, President, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

·         Professor Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

·         Professor Ching-fai Ng, President and Vice-Chancellor, Hong Kong Baptist University

·         Professor Chung-kwong Poon, President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Moderator

·         Mr. Ronnie C. Chan

15:15 - 16:00

 

Session 2

Applying Mathematics to Economic Problems

 

·         Professor Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

16:00 - 16:15

 

Break

 

16:15 - 17:00

 

Session 3

Mathematics in Poetry? Poetry in Mathematics?

 

·         Professor C. L. Liu, William M. W. Mong Honorary Chair Professor

Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

 

17:00 - 17:45

 

Session 4

What are my Odds? Historical and Modern Efforts to Win at Games of Chance

 

·         Mr. William Benter, Chairman, Acusis LLC