XXVI International Physics Olympiad, Australia
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The XXVI International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) was hosted by
Australia. The Olympiad was held in
Canberra, the national capital
of Australia and home to the nation's Federal Parliament. The competition
was held from the 5th to the 12th of July with over 250 of the
world's best physics students from 51 nations competing at the
equivalent of the "Olympic games for Physics". The Olympiad was
the first to be held in the southern hemisphere and was indeed the
largest ever held to date.
The XXVI IPhO took place at the University of Canberra which
generously provided examination and laboratory facilities and is where the competitors and
Team Leaders were accomodated.
The IPhO was founded around 30 years ago in Eastern Europe but it was not
until the early 1980's that Western Countries began to participate, first through
Germany then UK, USA and Canada. Australia first took part in 1987.
The competition is for teams of five students, none of whom have yet entered
University. Individual competitors sit for intensive practical and laboratory
examinations. For their efforts the students can be awarded gold, silver or bronze
medals or honourable mentions.
In 1996, the 27th International Physics Olympiad will take place in Oslo, Norway.
The Patron of the XXVI International Physics Olympiad was
the Honourable Paul J. Keating, Prime Minister of Australia.
Examination Papers (Postscript Format)
The Host City and Nation
This is Australia
i on Canberra
- A multimedia tour of Australia's National Capital
A guide to the Australian Capital Territory (includes current weather details)
Living In Canberra
General Olympiad Information
Participants in past IPhO Competitions
Past and Future Host Nations
Results of the
25th IPhO in Beijing China
27th IPhO in Oslo, Norway 1996.
The XXVI IPhO was held under the auspices of the
Australian Science Olympiads, which prepares and manages teams for the International
Biology, Chemistry and Physics Olympiad Competitions held throughout the world
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- XXVI International Physics Olympiad
- Department of Physics
- Faculty of Science
- The Australian National University
- CANBERRA ACT 0200
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Organising Committee Executive
Associate Professor Rodney Jory
Mrs Ada Meek
The International Secretariat
President Waldemar Gorzkowski (Warsaw, Poland). Email email@example.com
Secretary Andrzej Kotlicki (Vancouver, Canada). Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last Modified, Thursday 9 May 1996.