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Physics Olympiads and How to Train a "Genius"

Speaker: Dr Evgenia Cherotchenko, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) branched from its somewhat more famous and acknowledged mathematical ancestor. Just like the latter, the physics olympiads helped to recognise and develop countless talents and brought many geniuses into the world of physics research. 

Dr Cherotchenko will give a tour of the movement's history and will share her experience in training young physics prodigies as well as her thoughts on how independent original research is different from solving extremely hard olympiad problems in physics. 

A talk not to be missed for amateurs of solving difficult problems, in real or life, as well as for anybody interested in competition at the highest level.

Whilst it isn’t necessary to register for this event, it will help with our rooming and refreshment arrangements if you do.