The International Physics Olympiad is a prestigious
competition for secondary school students from all over the world. This year the IPhO was held in Copenhagen (Denmark) from 7 to 15 July 2013 and gathered together 374 secondary school students.
The European Physical Society is sponsoring the IPhO for a student award. This year, the award was attributed to Attila Szabó from Hungary and to Katerina Marinova Naydenova from Bulgaria. The award is meant to stimulate the interest of science and notably physics amongst youngsters.
In the 44th IPhO the students came from 81 countries. Amongst them were 18 girls. Attila Szabó from Hungary go the highest score of the olympiad (47 out of 50). He also
got the best result for the theoretical problems (29.5 out of 30). The
best score for the experiments was received by Calvin Lin Huang from the
USA (18.4 out of 20). There were 41 gold medalists, 64 got silver, 101 got bronze and 64 students got an honourable mention.
View photographs of the ceremony
Visit the IPhO 2013 website