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International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Led by Sandor Kruk (University of Oxford) and Charles Barclay (Marlborough College), the pupils travelled to Bhubaneswar, India, to compete alongside teams of school students from 40 other countries.Five UK school students brought back medals from last month's
In a tough field, all five team members won awards. The team brought home one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal, and two team members received honourable mentions. This performance saw the UK placed sixth behind the Russian Federation, India, Iran, China and the USA. Thomas Read, the UK student who won the gold medal, was ranked 10th overall out of 200 participants.
The other contestants in the team were Michael Smith (who won silver), Alan Sun (bronze), Chris Underhill and Mavis Chan. Robin Hughes (Chairman of the British Physics Olympiad) acted as an observer.