Minutes of the 10th Asian Physics Olympiad Bangkok, Thailand, April 24-May 2, 2009

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Minutes of the 10th Asian Physics Olympiad

Bangkok, Thailand, April 24-May 2, 2009

  1. The following 15 countries and regions were present at the 10th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO):

Brunei Darussalam (5+2), China (8+2), Chinese Taipei (8+2), India (2+2), Indonesia (team I: 8+2, team II: 8+2), Israel (8+2), Kazakhstan (7+2), Malaysia (8+2), Mongolia (8+2), Philippines (2+1), Sri Lanka (8+2), Tajikistan (6+2), Thailand (team I:8+2. Team II: 8+2), Turkmenistan (team I:8+2. Team II: 1+0), Vietnam (8+2). The first number in parentheses denotes the number of the competitors while the second number denotes the number of the leaders. The total number of contestants including guest teams is 119.

  1. The Opening Ceremony was honored by presence of Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand. He gave opening address in the ceremony.

  2. The Closing Ceremony was honored by presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The Respected Guest was welcomed with standing ovation.

  3. Results of marking the papers by the organizers were presented:

The best score was 47.5 points achieved by Lei Jin from China (Absolute winner of the 10th APhO). The second best score (47.4 points) was achieved by Shi Handou from China. The third best score (47.3 points) was achieved by Guan Zixuan from China. The following criteria for awarding the medals and honorable mentions were established according to the Statutes:

Gold Medal - 42

Silver Medal - 36

Bronze Medal - 30

Honorable Mention - 23

According to the above criteria 22 Gold Medals, 13 Silver Medals, 16 Bronze Medals and 22 Honorable Mentions were awarded.

The results of the 10th APhO had been distributed to all the delegations.

  1. In addition to the regular prizes, the following three special prizes were awarded:

Lei Jin, China

Xiong Zhaoxi, China

  • for the best score in the experimental part of the competition

Winson Tanputraman, Indonesia

  1. The President and Secretary of the APhOs presented the current list of countries to host the competitions in the future:

2010 Taiwan confirmed

2011 Israel confirmed

2012 Cambodia preliminary contact

  1. According to the Item #2 of the APhO Statutes, the Secretariat of the APhOs asked the participant countries that had not organized any APhO in the past should declare their intention to be the host for a future Olympiad.

  2. The President of the APhOs, Prof. Yohanes Surya, acting on behalf of all the participants, expressed deep thanks to Professor Suwan Kusamran and her collaborators for excellent preparing and executing of the 10th Asian Physics Olympiad. Deep thanks were also conveyed to The Promotion of Science Olympiads and Development of Science Education Foundation (POSN) and Ministry of Education of Thailand.

  3. Acting on behalf of the Organizers of the next Asian Physics Olympiad, Secretary of the APhOs and Team Leader of Chinese Taipei, Professor Ming-Juey Lin, announced that the 11th APhO would be held in Taipei, Taiwan from April 23 to May 1, 2010 and cordially invited all of the participating countries to attend the competition.

Bangkok, Thailand, May 1, 2009

Prof. Yohanes Surya

President of the APhOs

Prof. Ming-Juey Lin

Secretary of the APhOs

Prof. Sakda Siripant


Organizing Committee

of the 10th APhO

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