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India won 5 medals at 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) held at Astana

Jul 22, 2014 18:09 IST

The Indian Contingent won five medals in 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 13 July to 21 July 2014 at the Nazarbayev University in Astana. India won 2 gold medals and 3 silver medals in the Olympiad.

Aniket Bajpai (Maharashtra) and Chitraang Murdia (Rajasthan) won gold medals while Bure Vidya Sagar Nadin, Srikakulam (AP) Gurukirat Singh Bajwa, Hoshiarpur (Punjab) and Rupanshu Ganvir (Maharashtra) secured silver medals.

The Indian contingent was accompanied by the Dr. Praveen Pathak, of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai and others.

The 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan. The sponsor of this event was Exxon Mobil Kazakhstan.

In the IPHO2014 84 countries participated with 374 of the brightest students from across the world in the competition.

About the International Physics Olympiad

  • The International Physics Olympiad is held every year as a competition among the high school students.
  • PhO started in the year 1967 in order to recognize the increasing importance of Physics in Science and Technology fields as well as in terms of general education.
  • The first International Physics Olympiad took place in 1967 in Warsaw (Poland) and 5 countries participated in it, viz. Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria.
  • The International Physics Olympiad includes theoretical as well as experimental sections. The competition, which takes place over two days, involves theoretical exam on the Day 1 and experimental exam on Day 2. The students get 5 hours to solve the questions on both the stages.

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