Stanislav Tsapaev became the absolute winner. Another gold medal was won by Damir Gasimov. Ivan Starostin was awarded a silver medal.
Moscow high school students won three out of five medals in astronomy and astrophysics. Sergey Sobyanin informs his Twitter subscribers.
The XII International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics was held from November, 3 to November, 11 in Beijing. Students from more than 40 countries participated in the competition.
The Olympiad consisted of theoretical, practical, observational and team rounds. The Moscow team won two gold medals out of four and a silver one. Stanislav Tsapaev became the absolute winner. Damir Gasimov also won a gold medal.
Ivan Starostin won a silver medal. All of them have entered Moscow universities this year.
In accordance with the rules of the Olympiad, another team unofficially represented Russia at the competition. It consisted of two students from Moscow. This Olympiad made good practice for them. They won silver and bronze medals.
“Astronomy is an interdisciplinary science that needs a good technical base in schools and students’ skills in physics and maths.
Successful participation of our students at the Olympiad is a result of the growing interest in astronomy. Students have access to the P.K. Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow Planetarium and “Cosmos” pavilion at VDNH.
There are opportunities in Moscow to study astronomy and achieve success in the future,” said Ivan Yashchenko, director of the Center for Educational Excellence.
Muscovites regularly show good results in intellectual competitions.
Last year, at the final stage of the All-Russian School Olympiad, they received 906 diplomas, which is a record number. This September Muscovites won in the team competition of the III International Olympiad of Megalopolises; they also won gold and silver medals at the International Olympiad in IT.
In October, two students from Moscow won a gold medal at the International Exhibition of Young Inventors.
The team from Moscow and the Moscow region won 4 medals at the International Olympiad. Alexey Shishkin, a student from school № 1589 was the absolute winner in the senior group.
Last year, the Moscow Government established grants for the winners of international school olympiads. Participants receive one million rubles for the first place, 500 thousand for the second place and 250 thousand rubles for the third place.
Source: Official website of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow
November 13, 2018