PLANCKS Preliminaries

7 April 2017

'PLANCKS is the Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students; an international problem solving competition for undergraduate and master students.

The USN held a preliminary to send the best UK team to the PLANCKS finals in Graz, Austria. Teams from Oxford, Manchester and Imperial College battled it out on the 11th of March for an all paid trip to the finals and £200 runner-up prize. This year, the questions involved space junk, Bernoulli grip, waves and freezing points from Professors in Croatia to PhD students at St Mary's University London. We finished the day with pizza and photo on roof of Blackett Laboratory. The competition was very stiff, all the teams were tied by the last question. The results were announced the next week. Many congratulations to Oxford (winners) and Imperial (runners up) !!! The prizes and refreshments were kindly sponsored by the IOP London and South East Branch. We look forward to see how Oxford perform in Graz and wish them the best of luck!'