APS News

July 2016 (Volume 25, Number 7)

2016 U.S. Physics Olympiad Team Gets Ready

Five high-school physics students have been selected to represent the U.S. in the 47th International Physics Olympiad to be held July 11 - 17 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The team is organized by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), with sponsorship from several scientific societies, including APS. From left to right in the photo, the five are: Jason Lu, Adlai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Illinois; Srijon Mukherjee, Amity International School, Noida, India; Vincent Liu, State College Area High School, State College, Pennsylvania; Abijith Krishnan, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona; Jimmy Qin, Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida. This year’s team leaders are Paul Stanley, Academic Director; David Fallest, Senior Coach; Eugen Hruska and Mikhail Kagan, Coaches; and Chrisy Xiyu Du, Mark Eichenlaub and Kevin Zhou,, Junior Coaches.

2016 U.S. Physics Olympiad Team
Photo: Ashauni Lennox/AAPT

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