Professor CHU Ming Chung

Department of Physics


Prof. CHU obtained his B.Sc. and PhD degrees both at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He held research positions at MIT and Caltech before joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1995. His current research interest includes astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics. In particular, he has been the Principal Investigator of the Hong Kong team of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, which has discovered a new kind of neutrino oscillation that bears important implications for cosmology and particle physics. Prof. Chu has received many teaching awards from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, including the University Education Award in 2012, the Vice Chancellor Exemplary Teaching Award in 2001, and the Science Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award in 2001, 2007, and 2008.


Some Experience in Experiential Learning Activities

Students learn best when they are put in situations where they are forced to think and learn actively. I will discuss four non-credit bearing student-centered learning programs organized for physics students, which put students into roles of researchers and/or teachers. These programs help to promote a proactive academic culture in the department, and an unusually high percentage of students continue on in the academic fields after completing these programs.