Perse students prevail in national physics competitions
25 Mar 2021
Perse students have shown their scientific skills with excellent results in national physics competitions.
Hyaline Chen (Upper Sixth) earned Gold in Round 2 of the British Physics Olympiad to clinch a place in the final round training camp over Easter.
From this event, the UK team will be selected for the International Physics Olympiad, due to be held in Lithuanian capital Vilnius in July.
Less than 80 participants nationally qualified for Round 2, so it was a fine achievement for six more Perse students to reach this stage. Theodore Cross-Zamirski (Upper Sixth) and Jay Sardesai (Lower Sixth) both claimed Silver, while James Martin, Onur Howie, Ben Hancock and Jude Burling (all Upper Sixth) gained Bronze.
Meanwhile, on the basis of their performances in the Senior Physics Challenge and British Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO), Emma Harris (Year 11) and Jay Sardesai have been invited to a training camp from which a GB team will be chosen for the International Olympiad on Astronomy & Astrophysics, set to take place in Bogota, Colombia, in November.
In the BAAO, Jay Sardesai, Iain Lam (both Lower Sixth) and Theodore Cross-Zamirski earned Silver, Jude Burling, Hyaline Chen, James Martin and Onur Howie all took Bronze, with Ben Hancock (Upper Sixth) and Toby Collins (Lower Sixth) achieving commendations.