The Diocesan Classical Gymnasium student Jurij Strehar, year 4, has qualified for the selective competition for the International Physics Olympiad. National elimination rounds involve a multi-stage selection and training process. Jurij took the second place at the national competition in physics, thus joining 10 high school competitors from all over the country, five of who are to form the Slovene national team 2016.
The Olympiad is an annual event for secondary school students whose interest in physics extends beyond the classroom and in which about 90 countries from five continents take part. Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein have been selected to host the IPhO in 2016. The 47th International Physics Olympiad will take place from 10th – 18th July 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. /Lily Schweiger Kotar/