The Royal Institution (Ri) has a vision for the world in which everyone is inspired to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives. Home to scientific giants including Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy, Kathleen Lonsdale and John Tyndall, discoveries made here have shaped the modern world. Vitally, these scientists understood the importance of sharing their work with the wider public.
Today the Royal Institution continues its mission to create opportunities for everyone to discover, discuss and critically examine science and how it shapes the world around us. Building on its heritage, the Royal Institution provides science education and public engagement for people of all ages around the world – from the world-famous Christmas Lectures and public talks from the world's greatest thinkers in its historic lecture theatre to a successful YouTube channel with 900,000+ subscribers and a programme of masterclasses for young people in mathematics, engineering and computer science. In addition, there are hands-on science workshops in its L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre, award-winning animations and films and the preservation of its scientific legacy through the Faraday Museum and archival collections.
Dr Grantham Pang is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The Hong Kong University. Grantham obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge. He has taught at the University of Waterloo, Canada, before teaching at The University of Hong Kong. He is very interested in artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms, and wonders how computers without programming can perform better than humans in some tasks. He wants to use mathematics and science to inspire the new generation of young people, and hopes that they are well-equipped with problem-solving skills and knowledge in face of challenges.
彭國雄博士 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 HKU 香港大學
Dr Krates Ng is currently a Senior Lecturer in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sussex, MA in Visual Cultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and MBA from the University of Birmingham. His past research was to develop fast algorithms to model complex objects to be used effectively in generating realistic digital effects for games and movies. His current research is to design a new STEM and Computing curriculum to equip students with the skills and attitudes for the 21st century. Krates is a passionate educator and teacher and his current mission is to inspire the younger generation to appreciate science and technology which is fun and closely related to our daily life.
吳慶岳博士 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 HKUST 香港科技大學