David Ošlaj, alumni of DCG, to participate in International Distributed Physics Olympiad 2020

David (first row, right) qualifying for Physics Olympiad in June 2020 © www.dmfa.si

It is an honour to announce that last year graduate of the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium David Ošlaj is to participate at the International Distributed Physics Olympiad (https://i20.mipt.ru/). The event is organized by the famous Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology for those students who qualified for the International Physics Olympiad 2020. Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to pandemic, however, the online version is to take place between December 7-15, 2020. As an exception this year the Olympiad welcomes university students who were last year high school students.

The qualifictions took place at te end of academic year 2019/20 and David qualified to join the team of five young promising scientists (S. Bukovšek, J. Kocutar, M. Malovrh, and L. Podbregar) who will represent The Republic of Slovenia. The organizers promise that both theoretical and experimental exams are expected to be tough nuts to crack.

This year mentor of the DCG physics students is Martin Čokl, teacher of physics. The entire school community wishes an abundance of good luck and inspiration to David and the Slovene team with this competition! /Lily Schweiger Kotar/