Alex Top GB Young Physicist

Alex Top GB Young Physicist

This summer we followed Alex M as he was selected from over 4,000 pupils nationally to represent the UK and travel to Tokyo to take part in the 53rd International Physics Olympiad. Above and beyond securing his place on the team, Alex’s performance in Tokyo also saw him ranked as the top Physicist in the country and 48th globally.

The UK team was one of almost seventy countries taking part in the Olympiad and completed two grueling five hour papers, one experimental and one theoretical. At the closing ceremony, they were proud to be awarded three silver and two bronze medals to place them in the top 20 globally. Our congratulations go to whole team and in particular to Alex who won one of the silver medals.

Aside from the academic challenge, Alex and the team were able to enjoy some downtime and take in some of the best cultural experiences Tokyo has to offer. Alex returned home to go on to be awarded five A* grades in his A Levels and secure his place at Oxford to read Mathematics and Computer Science. Congratulations Alex!

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