2015 Physics Olympiad



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The Physics Olympiad relies on the dedication, hard work, and courtesy of students, faculty and staff in planning, developing, and conducting the event. The Society of Physics Students enthusiastically supports the Olympiad. They have designed the Physics Olympiad Logo, and are invovled with developing, testing, and judging events. We gratefully acknowledge support by the Society of Women in Physics (SWIP), who has designed and who runs the Pasta Bridge event. We gratefully acknowledge technical advice and website support from the Office of Computing Services. Many volunteers are Physics undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs and staff who contribute some of their time to make the Olympiad a success. We know how precious their time is for education, research, and professional activities, and are thankful for their support.

Financial and material support has been provided by the 2015 Physics Olympiad Sponsors.

Students and post-docs: (in no particular order) Faculty: Staff:
Think or Sink: Jiaxing Wu
Katapult: Nicolas Orlofsky, Daniel Morton
Pasta bridge: Kaitlin Moore, Jessie Muir, Anna Savage
Egg catcher: Andira Ramos, James Antonaglia , Joseph Paki
Small Higgs Boson: Sam Roland, Trevor Bailey, Xiyu Du
Laser Maze: Midhat Farooq, Lu Ma, Jamie MacLennan
Hui Deng
Rachel Goldman
Jim Liu
Andrew Tomasch
Roseanne Sension
Georg Raithel

Angela Germaine
Christine Bolang
Matthew Jackson
Warren Smith
Monika Wood

Special thanks also to Ramon Torres, who has initiated and directed the Michigan Physics Olympiad for many years and who has provided invaluable advice.
Ramon Torres

Olympiad Contact Information
University of Michigan, Physics Department, Randall Laboratory
Prof. Georg Raithel, email: graithel@umich.edu

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PHYSICS OLYMPIAD is a Service Mark registered in the State of Michigan.
The University of Michigan Physics Olympiad has no connection, association, or implied authorization by the USOC, the IOC, or the IPC.
Revised: April 2015.