Romanian students won a gold and three silver medals at the European Olympics of Physics that took place between May 20-24 in Tallinn, Estonia.
The gold medal was won by Petru Cotrut, students in the eleventh grade who recently won also a silver medal at the Asian Olympiad of Physics, between May 1-9, in Russia. The other participants, Silviu Adrian Predoi, Andrei Horatiu Eftime and Cosmin Andrei, students in the eleventh grade, obtained silver medals. Moreover, Predoi also received a special prize due for the solution given for the most difficult problem of the contest.
“When I see the Romanian participants on the stage, smiling, elegant, victorious, I hope that I see the image of the future Romania. When I see that people in the room admire them, with the desire of being like them” I wish all Romanian young people see them that way. I thank all who made possible the victory,” said Adrian Dafinei, physics professor coordinator of Romania.
The European Olympiad of Physics gathered participants from 24 countries, each being represented by a team of five students. Moreover, among students were also participants from Brazil and Singapore.
The team that represented Romania at the Olympiad prepared through the program “Hai la Olimpiada!”, supported by BCR and Foundation eMAG.