Professor Mok Ngai-ming, Edmund and Peggy Tse Professor in Mathematics, Chair of Mathematics, was elected a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Mathematics and Physics) during the meeting held in Beijing on December 7, 2015. Professor Mok is the only local scholar attaining such achievement in the election this year.
Professor Mok is utmost delighted for the honor. "I am very honoured and very happy to have been elected as Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. My election represents not only a recognition of my academic achievements in Mathematics but also an acknowledgement of my long years of significant contribution to the development of Mathematics in Hong Kong and in Mainland China," he said. HKU President Professor Peter Mathieson congratulated Professor Mok on his being elected as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Mathieson said: "This distinguished award is a recognition of the importance of Professor Mok's contributions to mathematical research and helps to strengthen even more HKU's research standing nationally and globally. The University is proud of his accomplishments and grateful to him for his commitment to HKU over the past two decades. We offer him our warmest congratulations on this outstanding achievement."
Founded in 1955, Academic Divisions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASAD), CASAD has served as an advanced national think-tank to the Chinese Government on major science and technology issues. The Government attaches much importance to this scientific community. The fact that the biannual General Assembly of CAS Members usually convened in the first week of June in an even-numbered Gregorian calendar year is always attended by top Chinese leaders is an indication. Today this learned body consists of six divisions, respectively in mathematics and physics, chemistry, life and medical sciences, earth sciences, information technical sciences and technological sciences, which help organize and carry out strategic studies and advice on different topics. There were 61 Members and 12 Foreign Members elected in the meeting this year.