Israel team wins gold, silver, bronze medals in Asian Physics Olympiad

With 200 competitors from 25 nations, the Israeli team won three medals and was awarded a merit award.

By
May 13, 2019 18:53
1 minute read.
Israel team wins gold, silver, bronze medals in Asian Physics Olympiad

The Israeli team that took part in the 2019 Asian Physics Olympiad . (photo credit: FUTURE SCIENTISTS CENTER)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Israeli team won three medals in the Asian Physics Olympiad - gold, silver and bronze - as well as an honorable mention in the May 5-13 event held in Australia.

Aviv Tillinger won the Gold medal and 4'th absolute place, the highest award given to an Israeli yet in this competition.

Eyal Walach won the silver medal, Eran Man won a bronze medal and Omri Ravad won an honorable mention.The other teammates were Liad Ronick, Ziv Kohn, Teddy Klaytman and Yonatan Hassoun.  All are high school students currently in school.

The competition includes two five-hour-long university-level exams, one in theory and the other in how to run an experiment. The topics students are asked on include X-ray jets from massive black holes, the properties of magnetic fluids and an investigation of the components used for a quantum-computer. 

Not every moment in the event was spent on science, as youth from around the world were encouraged to meet their fellows and to get to know their culture, to travel together and even attend a few parties.   

The students were trained for the competition by the Ministry of Education and the Future Scientists Center, with the support of the Maimonides Fund. Their instructors were almost always Physics Olympiad alumni who have first hand experience with the competition. 

Speaking with the Jerusalem Post, team leader Nitzan Artzi explained that jets from massive black holes are massive ultra-fast eruption around black holes. 

Israel is meant to host the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in July 2019, the event will include members from roughly 80 countries. 



Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

July 21, 2019
Israel beats Spain to win the Under-20 basketball title

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN

Cookie Settings