Iranian students shine at 40th IPhO

TEHRAN, July 22 (MNA) -- Iran’s young physicists have received one honorary diploma and four medals in the 40th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2009), which was closed on Tuesday.

Iranian students have won three silver, one bronze medals and an honorary diploma at the competition, held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico from July 12 to 19, 2009,  head of public relations department of the “Young Researchers' Club” Behzad Solatian said here on Wednesday.


Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi from Tehran, Arvin Shahbazi-Moghaddam from Rasht, Gilan Province, and Kasra Hejazi from Mashad, Khorassan Razavi Province won silver and Reza Javadinejad, from Tehran gained the bronze medal. Amir-Hossein Tajdini from Tehran was also the winner of an honorary diploma in the competition.


According to Solatian, the ranking of the teams in IPhO 2009 have not yet been announced.


Iranian five-member team was accompanied by observer Mohammad Khorrami and team leader Ahmad Shariati.


Seventy six countries from around the world participated in the event, sponsored by the Mexico Ministry of Education, the National Council of Science and Technology, and the Yucatan State Government.   


Organized by the Mexican Physical Society, the University of Yucatan and the Merida Campus of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnical Institute, the contest provides a unique opportunity for high school students to demonstrate their abilities in physics, exchange experiences and build cross-cultural contacts.


Iranian students won five bronze medals in 39th IPhO held in Hanoi, Vietnam from July 20-29th, 2008.  


Participants from eighty two countries competed in the in 39th IPhO last year.





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