Croucher News

May 2024

Unravelling the mysteries of cosmic light shows 31 May 2024

Following the spectacular displays of aurorae on Earth earlier this year, this Hong Kong-led research deepens our understanding of the aurorae elsewhere in our solar system

Teaching AI to "think" more like humans 30 May 2024

A Hong Kong Polytechnic University study suggests that AI models can be improved by going beyond simply predicting the next word in a sequence

Hong Kong study reveals a key role for termites 29 May 2024

They and other invertebrates play an important role in helping to break down organic matter and redistribute nutrients

Hong Kong researchers gain new insights into cell biology 28 May 2024

A research team led by Professor Mingjie Zhang at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has shed important light on the fundamental mechanisms that govern the organisation of cellular structures

Hong Kong researchers create 2D all-organic perovskites 24 May 2024

Perovskites are a class of materials with a wide range of potential applications, including solar cells, LEDs, and lasers. This research opens up possibilities for the development of more efficient and versatile electronic devices

Croucher Science Week 2024 inspires thousands of youngsters in Hong Kong 23 May 2024

Croucher Science Week, which has been running since 2018, this year featured over 50 interactive events online, in schools and at the Hong Kong Science Museum

New method to hunt for the universe’s first stars 23 May 2024

A team of astrophysicists at the University of Hong Kong has developed a novel method to indirectly detect Population III stars, the elusive first stars formed in the universe shortly after the Big Bang

Can animals count? 22 May 2024

A groundbreaking study by researchers from City University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong suggests rats might be capable of basic counting

A life in the day: the great outdoors 21 May 2024

Dr Chi-Wang Ma is a Croucher fellow who is carrying out his research on microbial infection at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Croucher News spoke to him recently to find out more about his life there

Hong Kong University physicists unveil new quantum state 20 May 2024

Scientists have discovered a new quantum state, “Dirac spin liquid,” which could advance quantum computing. The discovery was made in a material called YCu3-Br and is published in Nature Physics

HK researchers reveal vesicle transport mechanism 18 May 2024

A research team at HKUST has uncovered a mechanism for short-distance vesicle transport within cells, driven by protein phase separation 

Measuring the mass of the universe 17 May 2024

Dr Kimmy Wu was awarded a Croucher Fellowship in 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley

Brain-computer interfaces for enhanced mobility 16 May 2024

Croucher News caught up with Ewina Pun who is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at Brown University

Space and locality: an interview with Adrian Po 15 May 2024

Dr Adrian Po was the winner of a Croucher Tak Wah Mak Innovation Award in 2023

Croucher and the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards 14 May 2024

Over the last twenty years, a number of Croucher scholars or awardees have started their adventure at an early age in science with a prize or special mention at the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards

Life in a day: laboratories of life 13 May 2024

The day begins for Yasine Malki, in his second year as a PhD student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a stroll along the harbour front by the Science Park

Professor Xun-li Wang elected to theAmerican Physical Society 11 May 2024

APS was founded in 1899 to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics. Members of the Society are based in more than 100 countries

Science communication: Donovan So 10 May 2024

Croucher Science Communication Studentships are designed for people with a passion to communicate the wonder and importance of science to a wider audience

Unveiling the intricacies of RNA 8 May 2024

An interview with Croucher scholar Dr Chun Kit Kwok of City University of Hong Kong

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