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2nd WoPhO

Here Is The New World Physics Olympiad Champion

 09:33 WIB

The 2nd World Physics Olympiad is finally over. New champions were revealed during the closing ceremony at Hotel Aryaduta, Tangerang, Indonesia.

 

Siyuan Wei from China ranked first among all participants. He defeated Wenjie Yao, the 2012 Asian Physics Olympiad absolute winner, and Attila Szabo, the 2012 International Physics Olympiad absolute winner. With that Siyuan Wei became the winner of the 2012 WoPhO, and the Real Champion of the Physics Olympiad. Wei won US$15,000 and a Prabowo Subianto Award. Besides winning the ultimate title, Wei also won the title of “The Best of the Best Theoretical” and was awarded US$7,500.


The best  of the best Experimental was ahieved by Lev Ginzburg from Russia. He also won US$7,500.

 

This spectacle ran smoothly from December 28th 2012 – January 3rd 2013, especially during the examinations. The examinations were divided into two sessions: a theoretical examination on the first day (December 29th), followed by an experimental examination (December 30th). The theoretical and experimental examinations were comprised of 3 and 2 problems respectively that must be tackled in 3 hours respectively. The 5 problems dealt with topics such as magnetic monopole, gas and oil, physical aspects of tornado, thermoelectricity, and levitation using magnets.

 

As much as 72 participants from 16 countries competed in this championship. Thirty-eight of them were winners of gold or silver medals from the IPhOs or APhOs, while the rest of the participants were either those who had passed through qualifying rounds, guest participants from various countries, or freshmen from top universities who were handpicked by the WoPhO international board.

 

The closing ceremony was attended by Dr Robert K. Hammar, as Vice Regent of the Manokwari regency, and Drs. H. Udaya Latuconsina as Head of Provincial Education of Banten province. This event was also supported by Prabowo Subianto, Manokwari Regency, Surya Institute, and STKIP Surya.


 

Name

Country

Award

Siyuan Wei

China

The Real Winner of the Physics Olympiads;

Best of The Best Theroritical, Gold

Lev Ginzburg

Russia

Best of the Best Experimental; Gold

Attila Szabó

Hungary

Gold

Yan Qi Huan

Singapore

Gold

Wenzhuo Huang

China

Gold

Yijun Jiang

China

Gold

Heng Luo

China

Gold

Lorenz Eberhardt

Switzerland

Gold

Heming Wang

China

Gold

Chi Shu

China

Gold

Ngoc Hai Dinh

Vietnam

Silver

Yue Ding

Singapore

Silver

Joseph Jun Jie Kuan

Singapore

Silver

Ivan Ivashkovskiy

Russia

Silver

Wenjie Yao

China

Silver

Albert Samoilenka

Belarus

Silver

Phi Long Ngo

Vietnam

Silver

Chen Xin

China

Silver

Jie Liang Lee

Singapore

Silver

Ivan Tadeu Ferreira Antunes Filho

Brazil

Silver

Yordan Yordanov

Bulgaria

Bronze

Konrad Szymanski

Poland

Bronze

Jakub SupeĊ‚

Poland

Bronze

Cristian Dan Andronic

Romania

Bronze

Qiao Gu

Germany

Bronze

Katerina Naydenova

Bulgaria

Bronze

Nikita Sopenko

Russia

Bronze

Michal Jan Pacholski

Poland

Bronze

Jaan Toots

Estonia

Bronze

David Frenklakh

Russia

Bronze

Himawan Wicaksono Winarto

Indonesia

Bronze

Alexandra Vasilyeva

Russia

Bronze

Ihar Lobach

Belarusia

Bronze