XXX International Young Physicists' Tournament

Gold medal for the Polish team at the XXX International Young Physicists' Tournament - IYPT 2017, held in Singapore from 5th to 12th July 2017.

The teams from 31 countries participated in the Tournament. Poland was represented by the team of the Fenix Science Club - winner of the 2017 Young Physics Tournament held on April 8 at the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw - consisting of high school students from Warsaw and Opole.

The team consisted of first and second grade high school students: Marcin Augustynowicz (teams captain) and Bartłomiej Lewandowski (XIV Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Stanisława Staszica in Warsaw), Adam Grzela (XXXIII Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Mikołaja Kopernika in Warsaw), Michał Kubacki and Filip Kubacki (2 Publiczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące in Opole). The team prepared for the competition: Radost Waszkiewicz student at the University of Cambridge and Lukasz Gładczuk Ph.D. student at the University of Oxford.

After the elimination fights, the Polish team was at the third position and qualified to the finals, thus securing a gold medal. IYPT final was held on July 10th between the teams of China, Hungary, Poland, and Singapore. The winner of the finals was Team Singapore that (repeating the success of previous years) in addition to the gold medal received the IYPT cup. Other finalists decorated with gold medals are Hungarian (4th place) and China (2nd place). Silver medals were granted to New Zealand, Taiwan, Germany, Brazil, Czech Republic teams. The teams Slovakia, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Canada and South Korea, were decorated with bronze medals.

The Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw organizes the Young Physics Tournament since 1990, and since 2000 the Tournament is organized by the Polish Physical Society in close cooperation with the Institute.

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