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8/12/2019 10:18:34 AM

Vietnam claims 7 medals at int’l astronomy-astrophysics olympiad

Vietnamese students recently brought home one gold, three silver and three bronze medals as well as an honorable mention at the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA). The event took place in Hungary from August 2 – 10.

All eight Vietnamese contestants at the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) are students from the Hanoi – Amsterdam High School for the Gifted

254 contestants from 46 countries across the world took part in the competition.  The Vietnamese team consisted of eight students from the Hanoi – Amsterdam High School for the Gifted.

There were four exams in the 2019 IOAA: Theoretical exam, Data analysis Exam, Team competition and Observational exam in which questions concerning direct observation of the sky, in the real sky and in a planetarium.

The gold medalist was Nguyen Manh Quan – a 11th grader. He was also honored with an absolute winner prize for his absolute scores.

The IOAA is held annually as a platform for highly performed high school students from all around the world. Established in Thailand 2006, it was a joint initiative of five countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, China and Poland, with the aim to popularize astronomy among high school students and to foster friendship and cooperation among young astronomers at international level.

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