Taiwan wins four gold medals and one silver in the 2015 International Physics Olympiad
This year the IPhO attracted 382 student competitors from 82 countries, whose age ranged from 17 to 19. This included a team of students from Taiwan, accompanied by Prof. Chia Chih-Ta, dean of the College of Science at National Taiwan Normal University, and five other professors and teachers. The Taiwanese students participated in two examinations, each 5 hours long - one theoretical and the other experimental - and achieved excellent results: winning four gold medals and one silver.
The gold medallists were: Cheng Chung-Yao, Lin Yu-Chia, Tsao Yi-Lin, and Tsai Pei-Kai, and Yang Chih-Hsiang was a silver medalist. They were individually ranked 7th, 16th, 20th, 21st, and 42nd respectively, and Taiwan was ranked 3rd.
A total of 38 gold, 64 silver, and 93 bronze medals were awarded at the award ceremony. Mr. Yi Ta Chen, from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India conveyed messages from President Ma Ying-Jeou, Vice President Wu Den-Yih, Education Minister Wu Se-Hwa and Ambassador Tien Chung-Kwan congratulating them for their remarkable achievement.
Photo:Team members from Taiwan won four gold medals and one silver in the 2015 International Physics Olympiad