Media Corner

22 Aug 2022

Dr. C.J. Wang and Dr. Y. Yang received the National Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) for 2022, a prestigious fund under the National Natural Science Foundation of China. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
The Standard, Avionics ForumOriental Daily News, Ming Pao, China News

21 Jul 2022

Mr. Jiarui Zhao, Dr. Zheng Yan and Dr. Bin-Bin Chen from Dr. Z.Y.Meng’s team reported a numerical  evidence to characterise a highly entangled quantum matter—the quantum spin liquid (QSL) (a phase of matter that remains disordered even at very low temperatures) from their newly development algorithm of entanglement entropy computation and large-scale simulations on supercomputers. This research work has recently been published in one of the leading journals in quantum materials—npj quantum materials. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
Oriental Daily NewsMirage NewsHKU News, Instragram of Faculty of Science, Twitter of Faculty of Science, Facebook of Faculty of Science

17 Jun 2022

Starting from 2021-22, the Department of Physics has been offering the Taught postgraduate degree programme Master of Science in the field of Space Science. We offer a multi-discipline curriculum incorporating subjects ranging from science, engineering, remote sensing to data science and even entrepreneurship. The first group of students will graduate in July 2022, and they are moving on to fruitful careers spanning space industry, engineering, IT, finance and further studies. Dr J.C.S. Pun was interviewed by Ming Pao JUMP on June 8, 2022. 

13 Feb 2022

Dr. Z.Y. Meng's research team developed a new algorithm to compute the entanglement entropy, advancing the exploration of new phenomena of deconfined quantum critical point. Their method will have impact in the investigations of quantum many-body systems and quantum materials. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
ScienceDaily, Phys.org, Mirage News, Innovation News Network, NewsBreak, EurekAlert, Flipboard, Ta Kung Pao

27 Sep 2021

Dr. Z.Y. Meng's research team demystify the magic: A bona fide topological Mott insulator discovered in twisted bilayer graphene model. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
EurekAlert, Fuentitech.com, Nanowerk, Phys.org, Biz News Post, Mirage.News, Knowledia, UrallnewS, Flipboard, DagoldInfo
Press release can be found here.

30 Apr 2021

Dr. Z.Y. Meng's research team developed a new algorithm solving a long standing problem in constrained quantum material models. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
HPCwire, University News, Headline Daily, Sing Tao Daily, Bastille Post, Wen Wei Po
Press release can be found here.

8 Jan 2021

Prof. H.K. Lo was interviewed by Apple Daily on quantum technology in China and the world.

17 Nov 2020

Dr. Z.Y. Meng is pursuing a new paradigm of quantum material research reveals topological KT phase of TMGO for the first time. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
Bastille Post, Mirage News, Sing Tao Daily
Press release can be found here.

18 Oct 2020

Dr. Z.Y. Meng joins international effort to unveil the behaviour of “strange metals”. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
India Education Diary, Oriental Daily News, Line Today, Ta Kung Pao, Technology Times
Press release can be found here.

11 Jul 2020

Prof. Q.A. Parker was interviewed by HK Open TV on NJU-HKU No.1 Satellite.

14 Jun 2020

Prof. Q.A. Parker was interviewed by Ming Pao on space traveling.

5 Nov 2019

Dr. J.J.L. Lim's research team unveils one origin of globular clusters around giant galaxies. It was reported by different newspapers and media:
Ming Pao, Mirage News, India Education Diary, EurekAlert, NewsBeezer - Zimbabwe, NewsBeezer - Singapore, Scienmag, Newswise
English press release can be found here.

27 May 2019

The activities "Dark-sky-friendly Lighting Fixture STEM Competition" was reported by Headline Daily, Ming Pao & Oriental Daily News. The press release can be found here.

4 Nov 2017

Prof. H.F Chau and Dr. S.C.Y. Ng were interviewed by RTHK in the programme HK Stories.

27 Mar 2017

Dr. J.K.C. Leung and Dr. J.C.S. Pun were interviewed by HK01 on the Aberdeen Tunnel Laboratory. 

24 Sep 2016

Dr. S.C.Y. Ng was interviewed by SCMP on the topic "World’s largest single-aperture radio telescope, with diameter of 500 metres, expected to help make major contributions to the understanding of the universe".

25 Jun 2016

Dr. J.C.S. Pun appeared in the "Global View" (世界觀) programme of the TVB News Channel to discuss light pollution.

10 Jun 2016

The activities "Light Pollution Research Competition 2015-16" & "Light Pollution Video Competition 2015-16" were reported by Hong Kong Wen Wei Po. The press release can be found here.

21 Apr 2016

Work of Dr. S.C.Y. Ng was featured in the ATNF Daily Picture.

15 Mar 2016

Dr. S.C.Y. Ng was invited by the "Knowledge Magazine" to write an article on "Gravitational Waves --- A New Window to The Universe".

24 Nov 2015

Press Release by Dr. David Frew and Prof. Q.A. Parker:
HKU astronomers develop a new method to estimate more accurate distances between “planetary nebulae” and the Earth. English Version, Chinese Version

12 Nov 2015

Dr C.W. So was interviewed by the program 宇宙狂熱 of Metro Radio (新城生活台) on the topic of light pollution.

5 Oct 2015

Dr. J.C.S. Pun was invited as a guest speaker in the program 「完全時尚手冊 - 通往宇宙的窗口」 by the Phoenix TV.

27 Aug 2015

The HKU Aberdeen Tunnel underground laboratory and the Daya Bay Underground Neutrino Laboratories were featured in a RTHK program 「地下秩序 - 潛藏空間」.
Dr. J.K.C. Leung and Prof. Kam-Biu Luk were interviewed in the program. 

19 Aug 2015

Prof. Q.A. Parker was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation “starstuff”  following his press release on “Kathryn’s Wheel” colliding galaxies.

17 Aug 2015

Press Release by Prof. Q.A. Parker:
Collaboration of HKU and University of Manchester astrophysicists leads to discovery of a spectacular galaxy collision lurking behind the Milky Way -- Celestial fireworks mark nearest galaxy “train-wreck”. English Version, Chinese Version

24 Dec 2014

Dr. S.C.Y. Ng was interviewed by The Sun and The Oriental Daily.

3 Oct 2014

Press Release:
Daya Bay neutrino experiment publishes a new result on its first search for a “sterile” neutrino.
English Version
,  Chinese Version

2 Sep 2014

Dr. S.C.Y. Ng was interviewed by the ATV Program "中秋狂想曲".

31 Mar 2014

Dr. S.C.Y. Ng was interviewed by Hong Kong Wen Wei Po.

1 Aug 2013

An article concerning the Astronomy Programme was published on the special column of RTHK 「這一科,學什麼?」.
Author: Mr. Bosco Yung
Advisor: Dr. J.C.S. Pun

20 Mar 2013

Dr. J.C.S Pun's research on light pollution was reported by different newspapers and media:
Agence France-Presse
, Wall Street Journal, CNN, China Network Television, WSJ.com
Full media coverage can be found here.

22 Dec 2012

Report from Science Magazine: Daya Bay Experiment has been elected as one of the ten breakthroughs of the year 2012.

28 Jul 2012

Dr. Talent Kwok introduced the Daya Bay Experiment and Aberdeen Tunnel Experiment in the RTHK Programme "十萬八千里".

20 Jun 2012

Reports by Oriental Daily on Daya Bay Experiment and Aberdeen Tunnel Experiment:
Report 1
, Report 2, Report 3

25 Jun 2011

Dr. J.K.C. Leung was interviewed in the TVB Programme "News Magazine" - 輻射恐慌.