Romanian high-school students won five medals – two gold, two silver and one bronze, at the International Physics Olumpiad. Romania came in first among participating European countries and 10th in the world, according to the Education Ministry.
The 45th International Physics Olympiad was held in Astana, Kazakhstan, between 13th and 21st of July, 2014.
Romania is one of the few participating countries that managed to have a team where all the members received medals for their performances.
Cristian Alexandru Frunza (11th grade)
Stefan Eniceicu (10th grade)
Denis Turcu (12th grade)
Trudor Cretu (10th grade)
Gabriel Gaitan (12th grade).
All of the medal winners are from the International Informatics High School in Bucharest.
The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. IPHO is held since 1967 in recognition of the growing significance of physics in all fields of science and technology, and in the general education of young people, and with the aim of enhancing the development of international contacts in the field of school education in physics.