Salon of General Education: Walking with Disasters
Topic: Walking with Disasters
Date: Thur. April 11
Venue: Cheng Dao Building 103
Speaker: Prof. Chan Lung Sang (HKU)
Host: Dr. Zuo Xuran (CUHK, Shenzhen)
The world’s population is often stricken by various forms of natural and human-incurred disasters, some of which may even threaten the survival of humanity. The study of each kind of disaster is a standalone discipline. Over his academic career, the speaker was associated with various scientific teams on research into many different disasters, including earthquakes, tsunami, meteorite impacts, landslides and even SARS. His involvement in the disasters research has truly proved to be a rewarding and interesting experience.
Prof. Chan Lung Sang is currently College Principal of HKUSPACE Community College and HKUSPACE-PLK Stanley Ho Community College, as well as honorary professor of the Department of Earth Sciences at HKU. He received his bachelor degree from CUHK and his Masters and PhD in geology and geophysics from University of California-Berkeley. He taught geology at the University of Wisconsin for 10 years before he joined The University of Hong Kong 24 years ago.
His research interests include geology of Hong Kong, tectonic history of South China and applied geophysics. Prof. Chan Lung Sang is a scientific advisor of Hong Kong Observatory and he actively engages himself in the promotion of earth sciences. He chaired the Geological Society of Hong Kong for the period 2001-2005 and was recipient of the first University Distinguished Teaching Award by The University of Hong Kong.