本校中六級方鈺倫同學以”Investigation of the Erdös-Straus Conjecture”「埃及分數：歐德斯猜想」為研究題目，榮獲恆隆數學專題研究比賽2014年金獎，獲頒獎學金港幣廿五萬元。方同學在本校數學科程國基老師接近一年半的指導下，在15隊獲選進入決賽的參賽隊伍中脫穎而出，榮獲金獎冠軍，可喜可賀。方同學在口頭答辯環節上展示了他的研究成果。評審委員會包括世界著名數學家丘成桐教授在內均一致讚賞方同學獨具創意。評審更指方同學的研究水平足以入讀哈佛大學。
Fong Yuk Lun of 6B won the Gold prize of Hang Lung Mathematics Award
Fong Yuk Lun of 6B has been awarded the Gold prize of the Hang Lung Mathematics Award this year. He will be awarded a scholarship worth $250,000. His research topic is “Investigation into the Erdös-Straus Conjecture”. Under the guidance of Mr. KK Chang, one of our mathematics teachers, for almost one and a half years, Fong, selected for oral defense with 14 other teams, won the first prize. We congratulate Fong and Mr. Chang on their victory. The Scientific Committee, comprised of academics and professionals including chairman Professor Shing Tung Yau, commended Fong on his creativity, the outstanding research results in the competition and the oral defense, adding Fong would be eligible for a place in the renowned Harvard University.
The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards is a biennial mathematics research competition for secondary school students in Hong Kong. Founded in 2004 by Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, the Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, and Professor Shing-Tung Yau, a world renowned mathematician and a Fields Medalist, the objective of the Awards is to encourage secondary students and teachers to realize their full creative potential in mathematics and science by stimulating their passion for intellectual discovery. Schools are invited to form teams of up to five students, under the supervision of a teacher. Each team designs and carries out a mathematics research project, then submits a project report which summarizes the methodology, research, and results. The Scientific Committee evaluates the reports in a rigorous, multi-step review process that is similar to publishing an article in a scientific journal and determines teams to participate in the oral defense. The oral defense is modeled after the doctoral degree defense process of a brief public presentation followed by a closed-door inquiry. After the conclusion of the oral defense, the winners of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards are decided and announced.
Hang Lung Properties and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong are the co-organizers of the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. At each competition, HK$1 million is given out in monetary prizes in addition to tuition scholarships of HK$462 thousands worth. There are eight Hang Lung Mathematics Awards: Gold, Silver, Bronze and up to five Honorable Mentions. Each award has four components: a Student Education Grant, a Teacher Leadership Award, a School Development Grant, and a Tuition Scholarship for a Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Our students were winners of other prizes of The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards. In 2006, Lau Wah Yip and So Hon Yiu were awarded the Honorable Mention; in 2010 Cheung Chak Yin and Tsui Yin To were awarded theBronze prize.
The prize presentation this year was officiated by Professor Shing-Tung Yau, a world renowned mathematician and a Fields Medalist. Other officiating guests included The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, the Chairman of Hang Lung Properties and other renowned mathematicians from universities all over the world.
We are happy to express our warmest congratulations to Fong Yuk Lun and Mr. KK Chang. We would like to thank Mr. Chang for his invaluable advice, dedication and unfailing support over the years. We are committed to continuing this fantastic tradition ofnurturing budding prodigies so as to broaden their horizons，maximize their potentials and provide them with opportunities to reach new heights in their academic pursuits.
From left: Mr. WK Leung, (Vice-Principal), Mr. KK Chang (Teacher Advisor), Fong Yuk Lun (6B) and Professor Shing-Tung Yau.
The group photo of officiating guests and the prize winners and other guests. The middle of the last row is Fong Yuk Lun, Mr. Chang and Mr. Leung. The officiating guests in the first row include The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Professor Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, Professor Shing-Tung Yau and Mr. Ronnie C. Chan.