Photo: Jacob Kemprud, Matt Chouzouris and Bowei Zhang
The University Physics Competition is an international contest for undergraduate students, who work in teams of three and spend a weekend in November analysing a real-world scenario using the principles of physics and writing a formal paper describing their work.
Congratulations to year 2 students Jacob Kemprud, Matt Chouzouris and Bowei Zhang who achieved a silver medal in the competition. Out of approximately 300 teams, this trio were ranked in the top 18% – which is an excellent achievement!
Their task involved analysing a spacecraft’s dynamics during acceleration in the problem ‘Sending a Light Sail Propelled Nanocraft to Alpha Centauri’.
University Physics Competition: http://www.uphysicsc.com/home.html