(NW) Bulgarian Students Win Two Gold, Three Bronze Medals at European Physics Olympiad

June 28 (BTA) – Bulgarian students have won two gold and three bronze medals at the European Physics Olympiad (EUPhO). Participating were 219 entrants from 46 countries, said the Education Ministry on Monday. Eleventh-grader Alexander Prodanov from the High School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Kazanlak and twelfth-grader Vassil Nikolov from the First Private Mathematical High School in Sofia won gold medals. Twelfth-graders Viktor Vassilev and Alexander Iliev from the Paisiy Hilendarski High School of Mathematics in Sofia and eleventh-grader Yavor Yordanov from the National High School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Sofia won bronze medals. For a second year in a row the competition took place online. Students used special software to simulate data for two of the problems in the experimental round. They had been under the watch of the organizers during the entire time. The Bulgarian team is headed by senior assistant professor Neno Todorov and Georgi Alexandrov, a student at the Faculty of Physics of the Sofia University. RI/PP