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
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So as we approach Burns Night, in celebration of the life and poetry of Scottish poet Robert Burns, we would like to share the poems our students have created to remember facts, equations and rules as part of their Mathematics for Physics 1 course.