Physics Olympiad

Physics in action!

What’s the density of a fly? How far does a hot wheels car jump and how many atoms are there in the Rio 2016 silver medals? These are just some of the problems faced by four Year 12 students as they took part in the world wide physics olympics at Liverpool University on Saturday 15th October.

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The annual competition pitched the students against 37 teams from all over the North West of England in a series of practical and theoretical challenges. The students had a fabulous day out and worked fantastically as a team.

Although no medals were won this time, each student came home with happy memories, a greater understanding of the practical problems facing physicists in the real world and a sparkly souvenir mug!