The formation of the Physical Society of Hong Kong (PSHK) was first motivated in Feb 1966 by a group of physicists from two universities at that time (that is, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong) and from industries in Hong Kong. A preparation committee was formed, and in September 1966, the Society was formally constituted. Officers and Council members were also elected for a one-year period. In Nov 1966, the Hong Kong Government officially approved the Constitution of PSHK. At the present time, we have over 100 members from all six physics departments in the local universities. The Society is a member of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS). Moreover, members of PSHK also receive reciprocal membership from several other physical societies. Currently, the executive committee of the PSHK consists of the President, Vice-President, Hon. Secretary, and Hon. Treasurer. The Council consists of 18 members coming from all 6 physics departments in Hong Kong.
Former Presidents of PSHK include Wai Yin Chau, Kevin MacKeown, Kwong Sang Cheng, Hon Ming Lai (before 1999), Tai Kai Ng (1999-2001), Hoi Fung Chau (2001-2003), Pak Min Hui (2003-2005), Fu Chun Zhang (2005-2007), Kam Sing Wong (2007-2009), Haiqing Lin (2009-2011), Maohai Xie (2011-2013), Ruiqin Zhang (2013-2017), Zidan Wang (2017-2019), Xun-li Wang (2019-2023).
Former Council Chairs of PSHK include Hsu Bay-sung, S. H. Kwan, Y. W. Chan (before 2004), Michael Kwok Yee Wong (2004-2006), Hoi Fung Chau (2006-2010), Pak Min Hui (2010-2014), Leihan Tang (2014-2016), Michel Van Hove (2016-2018), Ophelia Tsui (2018-2022).
To advance and disseminate knowledge and appreciation of physics and physical sciences, and to promote physics and science education.
To encourage and to foster friendly collaboration with the members of other scientific, engineering and educational institutions, societies and organizations both local and aboard.
To sponsor social and recreational activities among members of the Society.
Institute of Physics (I.O.P.), U.K
American Physics Society
The Physical Society of Japan
Bei Zeng (HKUST)
Yang Chai (PolyU)
Yangqian Yan (CUHK)
Xin Wang (CityU)
Guancong Ma (HKBU)
Jane Lixin Dai (HKU)
Rui Zhang (HKUST)
Zidan Wang (HKU)
CUHK: Xinhui Lu, Tian Lan, Yangqian Yan
CityU: Xin Wang, Xun-li Wang, Xiangqiang Chu
HKBU: Liang Tian, Yuanyuan Zhou
PolyU: Yang Chai, Molly Meng-Jung Li, Mingjie Li
HKUST: Bei Zeng, Gyu-Boong Jo, Qiming Shao
HKU: Chenjie Wang, Yuxin Zhao
Statutory Members' names highlighted in italics
Yangqian Yan (CUHK)
Xiao Li (CityU)
Liang Tian (HKBU)
Mingjie Li (PolyU)
Junwei Liu (HKUST)
DongKeun Ki (HKU)