Team Romania wins five medals at International Physics Olympiad 2018
Romania has won five medals at the IPhO 2018 international physics Olympiad: a gold medal, two silver and two bronze medals.
"Romania's physics team scored again their remarkable results at the International Physics Olympiad, winning this five medals as well: a gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals," according to the Romanian Ministry of National Education (MEN).
After his performance of 2017, Petru Cotrut, a student of the Bucharest International Computer Science High School added another gold medal to his tally. Sabina Dragoi and Stefan Dolteanu, Cotrut's colleagues, won silver medals, while Cosmin Andrei of the same high school and Razvan-Mihai Ursu - of the Mircea cel Batran Collegiate High School of Constanta won the bronze medals.
The contest consisted of two tests, one theoretical and one experimental, each of which lasted five hours. The highest obtainable score by a competitor is 50 points - 30 points on the theoretical test and 20 on the experimental test.
Team Romania was co-ordinated by Delia Davidescu, a teaching staff at the Bucharest International Computer Science High School, and Adrian Dafina, a lecturer at the Faculty of Physics of the Bucharest University.
The 49th edition of the International Physics Olympiad took place in Lisbon, July 21-29, bringing together over 400 competitors from 90 countries.
The 1st edition of the competition took place in 1967 in Poland, when five countries, including Romania, participated. Romania hosted the competition twice, in 1972 and 1983. AGERPRES (RO - author: Dana Piciu, editor: Claudia Stanescu; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)