Silver to William Song in Physics Olympiad
ABOVE: SENATOR ZED SESELJA PRESENTS WILLIAM SONG (YEAR 12) WITH HIS PHYSICS OLYMPIAD AUSTRALIAN TEAM BLAZER.
William Song (Year 12) represented Australia with great skill in the International Physics Olympiad in Zurich, Switzerland, winning a silver medal. William was part of a five-member Australian team, which competed well in Zurich and earned two silver and three bronze medals in total.
The competition consisted of an experimental examination followed by a theoretical examination, each about five hours in duration.
ABOVE, TOP: WILLIAM SONG (YEAR 12), SECOND FROM RIGHT, AT THE AUSTRALIAN PHYSICS OLYMPIAD TEAM BLAZER PRESENTATION.
William Song earned his place in the Australian physics team after a gruelling selection process over several months. After an initial written examination in August 2015, followed by an intensive training and selection program during the summer of 2016, and an Asian Olympiad competition in Hong Kong, William advanced ahead of 4000 students from more than 250 schools who were initial entrants. He received his Australian team blazer at a ceremony in Parliament House.
Outside of the competition, William and his team-mates had time for some sightseeing and social interaction. They visited CERN (the European Council for Nuclear Research), the Swiss Alps and the sights of Zurich and its surroundings, and were invited to a dinner hosted by the Prince of Liechtenstein.
DR ATIT BHARGAVA – SCIENCE AMBASSADOR