Tech Talk – Inspiring Your Science Sense

Tech Talk – Inspiring Your Science Sense

  • The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) proudly presents an inspiring ‘Tech-Talk’ for students and young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong — do join to discover interesting insights from an MIT scientist! The session aims to incite interests into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and celebrate the power of technology.

    This Tech-Talk will feature Professor Joseph Hui – a MIT alumnus who is well well-known in the media as “Solar Man”. using his book “What’s the Matter with Energy – the Rise of the Solar Man Rocket” he will explain two major discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton: the three laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. He will also talk about rocket science – rocket equations; specific impulses of various rocket fuels; and how rockets, jet engines and guidance systems are designed.

    Everyone is talking about how Hong Kong can be a model ‘Smart City’.
    Professor Joseph Hui will share some radical thoughts on how Hong Kong can accomplish that. As one of the most densely-populated, urbanised and well-developed cities in the world, can Hong Kong drastically reduce its carbon footprint?

    Can we build a Smart City which is truly ‘Green’?
    And how about this ‘crazy’ idea: Can Hong Kong launch rockets to the space?
    Professor Hui, who completed his Bachelor, Master and PhD from MIT in a record six years, will explain why this apparent ‘impossible’ is not exactly a crazy thought.

    Register now for the ‘Tech-Talk’ session on two exciting topics:
    → Smart Environment: How Should Hong Kong Cool Itself in Global Warming?
    → Can Hong Kong be a Smart Aeronautical and Aerospace Hub?

    Programme agenda:

    2:30pm to 3pm: Registration and refreshments

    3pm to 4pm: Can we build a Smart City which is truly ‘Green’? How Should Hong Kong Cool Itself in Global Warming?

    4:10pm to 5:20pm: Rocket science – rocket equations; specific impulses of various rocket fuels; and how rockets, jet engines and guidance systems are designed. Can Hong Kong be a Smart Aeronautical and Aerospace Hub?

    Each topic will be followed by a 10-minute Q/A session.

     

    DateMay 18, 2018 14:30 - 17:30
    VenueRooms 501-503, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited, 5/F, Photonics Centre, 2 Science Park East Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong
    LanguageEnglish supplemented by Cantonese
    Speaker Professor Joseph Hui