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School competition “Incredible Light Machine” – the winners!

By German Physical Society, German Aerospace Center. Published on 22 September 2015 in:
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In the school competition “Incredible Light Machine” [Die unglaubliche Licht-Maschine], kids from all over Germany were encouraged to submit videos of self-made “incredible machines”. The winner is the team “The Incredible Eight” from Luitpold-Gymnasium in Munich.
Bad Honnef / Cologne, 10 August 2015 – Sometimes it simply needs a little push to get things going. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Physical Society (DPG) have initiated a school competition in order to inspire teenagers for physics and technology in a hands-on fashion. In the school competition “Incredible Light Machine” (Die unglaubliche Licht-Maschine), kids from all over Germany were encouraged to submit videos of self-made “incredible machines”. The vast number of submitted movies and the creativity of the teams from 193 schools made it very difficult for the jury to name the winner. Finally, the team “The incredible Eight” from Luitpold-Gymnasium in Munich – six girls and two boys, who built a truly “incredible light machine” – came out on top.

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Winners announced in Learning with Light Competition 2015

By e-EPS. Published on 28 July 2015 in:
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The winners of the Inspiring Science Education [ISE] Competition entitled Learning with Light were announced this afternoon at the Awards Ceremony of the Science on Stage 2015 Festival in London.

The two winners are …

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International Year of Light news

By Jorge Rivero González, Heather Caton. Published on 19 December 2014 in:
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The IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015. will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, on 19-20 January 2015. It will introduce all the key themes of the year, and will aim to inspire activities and events worldwide for the following 12 months. After high-level opening addresses by international political leaders and diplomats, a series of keynote lectures by Nobel Laureates, symposia and round-tables will cover areas of basic science, innovative lighting solutions for society, light pollution, emerging trends in photonics, …

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PLANCKS: an international Physics competition

By Freek Broeren. Published on 27 November 2014 in:
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PLANCKS (Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students) is an annual international physics contest for bachelor and master students.
The three-day event consists of a symposium, the contest itself, an excursion, an informal get-together (with drinks and a party) and the awards ceremony. During the contest, around 150 physics students will try to answer challenging physics exercises.
In 2015 PLANCKS will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, from the 22 to 24 May. The symposium will be held in a …

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Playing with Light

By Sally Reynolds. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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Are you an Inspiring Science Teacher? Would you like to share some of your most inspiring teaching moments? If the answer is yes – then take part in the Inspiring Science Education [ISE] Competition 2014–2015 for a chance to visit London and some of its really exciting science museums and exhibitions.
This competition is all about recognising and rewarding inspirational science teaching practice and is aimed at teachers who are planning to run an exciting experiment in their science class between now and 31 March 2015, to coincide with the International Year of Light.

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Physics league… for kick-ass students

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The International Association of Physics Students [IAPS], the Dutch umbrella organization for physics study associations [SPIN] and the physics students association in Utrecht [A–Eskwadraat] have launched a new contest challenging physics (under)graduate students. The first edition of the Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students [PLANCKS] will be organised in April 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The competition focuses on theoretical physics problems to be solved by participating teams. Some sample…

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2012 UMD Student Poster Competition in Optics and Photonics

By Tyler Drye. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The 2012 University of Maryland Student Poster Competition in Optics and Photonics was a resounding success. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland College Park [UMDC] chapters of the Optical Society of America [OSA], the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers [SPIE] and the European Physical Society [EPS], as well as the Baltimore and DC-Northern Virginia chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [IEEE] and the Capitol chapter of OSA.
The poster session saw the submission of sixteen posters from area universities, prepared and presented …

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MPE 2013 launches museum exhibit design competition

By Ian Randall. Published on 26 September 2012 in:
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A competition to design museum quality exhibits has been opened by Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 [MPE2013]. The exhibits – which could be image, video, programme or physically based – will contribute to MPE 2013’s aim of showcasing the ways in which mathematics can be used to tackle worldwide problems.

The top three modules will be awarded respective cash prizes of 5,000, 3,000, and 2,000 USD. Winning exhibits will also be displayed both on the exhibition website and in special exhibitions…

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Space science themed student contest lifts off

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 July 2012 in:
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Odysseus – the pan-European space-science contest for 14-18 year olds – has officially launched. Participants- in teams of up to five students and one teacher – are invited to design and demonstrate a space-themed project under one of the following three topics: “the solar system”, “spaceship – global cooperation” and “the co-evolution of life”.

The project aims to engage European students with the excitement of “the final frontier”, by combining creativity, innovation and intelligence…

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European contest to attract youths to space science

By David Lee. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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Odysseus is a contest for young students. Under the guidance of their teachers, students will prepare projects revolving around one of three major themes in space science: the ‘Solar System’; ‘Spaceship – global cooperation’; and ‘Co-evolution of life’.

The contest and project aims to inspire and engage European youth with the ‘final frontier’, by combining creativity, innovation and intelligence…

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