One Diraction takes home the victory
HIGHGATE TEAM CAME FIRST IN THE FORMERLY TITLED PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PHYSICS COMPETITION
The Highgate team, One Diraction, came first in a worldwide competition, run by Physics Unlimited, which was formerly titled the Princeton University Physics competition. Student teams of six were invited to solve firstly an undergraduate electrodynamics question, where they had to learn how to combine special relativity with electromagnetism; and secondly an open-ended research question on the temperature of Io, a moon of Jupiter and the most volcanic place in our solar system. In the first question, Highgate students were fourth in the competition and ranked top in the second question with their superbly researched paper. Their work exhibited the systematic bring together of knowledge that is needed to solve a complex problem. These are skills that even graduate students find difficult to master. Dr Cheung, head of Physics, wishes to congratulate the team on their undergraduate level achievements. The team was led by Damon (13EG) comprised of Thalia (13FG), Gianmarco (13GH), Leon (13FG), Alexa (13QG) and Jake (11FG).