Science Olympiads!

Liverpool University Physics Olympics 2017

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Could you calculate the density of a (plastic) fly by measuring its terminal velocity as it falls through glycerol, or remotely navigate your blindfolded team mate round obstacles against the clock – without speaking? These are some of the challenges faced by four A Level physicists this Saturday at the University of Liverpool, as they competed against approximately 30 schools and colleges from around the North West.

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The students had a great time and were awarded a ‘Physics Olympics’ t-shirt for their precise measurements of two perpendicular diffraction gratings, achieved by shining a laser through the two gratings and carefully measuring the diffraction pattern.

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Well done to Tilly Sturgess, Shuresh Ghanbari-Saheli, Ute Schmitgen and Maddie Hopkinson for their brilliant efforts!