Dear Physics (and also other) Students!
The Hungarian Association of Physics Students is happy to announce,the 39th and for the 10th time international:
Rudolf Ortvay International Problem solving Competition in Physics.
Date: 22nd October - 3rd November, 2008
The competition is electronic, so you are likely to join from any country on the world if you are a university or PhD student in any field.
The goal is to solve as many from the 30-40 problems given, these canbe downloaded from the web page above in several formats from 11 am(GMT), the 22nd of October, and send Your solutions back via email or fax till the deadline, that is 3rd November 2008. You have to solvethe problems by yourself (no group works are accepted) but you arewelcome to use any tools you wish (including computers).
The assigned problems do not focus on school-level problem-solvingroutine but rather on the skills of physical way of thinking,recognition of the heart of the problem, and the appropriate choice in the mathematical armory.
The competitors are selected into categories by their years of study(PhD students also form an separate category), so dear Undergraduates,don't be afraid to join!
The first three places in each category are rewarded by a certainamount of money and an official certificate signed by the president of the jury, a well known university professor in Hungary, and thepresident of the Hungarian Association of Physics Students.Above this, the jury also rewards the best solutions to certainproblems, and there are also some special prices given, so if you only have one or two problems solves, its still wise to send them.
During the past years prizes won in the Ortvay Contest became an evermore important factor in choosing the best candidates for thesistopics as well as PhD and student exchange scholarships. Among the one-time contestants and winners of the Ortvay Contest there areseveral internationally acknowledged researchers.
If I made you curious, take a look at the problems, and you arewelcome to participate!
All the best with your work! István Szécsényipresident, HAPS
Posted by IAPS EC on behalf of Mafihe.