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    Physics Olympiad

    From the AIP email newsletter:

    Australia's International Physics Olympiad team has returned from Kazakhstan with two silver medals, won by Alex Ritter and Allen Gu from Scotch College, Victoria, and Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland, respectively.

    Allen Gu is also a reasonably strong chess player, who was part of the dominant BGS GPS Senior team last year.

    It's interesting to see that Chess Olympiads are not the only ones held in remote locations

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    Any Chemistry Olympiad members of note?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Any Chemistry Olympiad members of note?
    From the Facebook page:
    Congratulations to Australia's chemistry Olympiad team competing in Hanoi. The results are:
    Sam Alsop - silver
    Leo Jiang - bronze
    Stephen Roche - bronze
    Kevin Wang - bronze

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    The International Mathematics Olympiad team (11th, 1 gold (perfect score), 3 silvers and 2 bronze) and International Informatics Olympiad team (2 golds (1 perfect score), 2 silvers) did exceptionally well this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue View Post
    The International Mathematics Olympiad team (11th, 1 gold (perfect score), 3 silvers and 2 bronze) and International Informatics Olympiad team (2 golds (1 perfect score), 2 silvers) did exceptionally well this year.
    Excellent. Incidentally the first link contains the Olympiad questions and one of them is sort-of chess-related (though the description of the pieces as "rooks" is technically irrelevant.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Incidentally the first link contains the Olympiad questions and one of them is sort-of chess-related (though the description of the pieces as "rooks" is technically irrelevant.)
    Technically irrelevant because the definition of peaceful given in the question does not reference anything about the way a rook moves. However it is not entirely irrelevant as it is intuitive to anyone familiar with chess since the question is asking for a configuration of rooks on a board such that no rook is attacking any other rook. You could all them any other piece name but to do so would be counter-intuitive for anyone familiar with the rules of chess.
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