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Belarusian solutions for the 15th IYPT (2002)

2002, Historical IYPT documents — ilyamartch @ 8:38 pm

The solutions, prepared by silver-winning Belarusian team for the IYPT 2002, were shared by team member Alexander Shugaev via Maxim Sheinin, collected, an indexed for permanent safekeeping in autumn 2002. They are now released online.

[+] 2. Spider’s web (Belarus, IYPT slides, 2002) [ppt] [pdf]

[+] 3. Flying colours (Dmitry Martynov, Belarus, IYPT slides, 2002) [ppt] [pdf] [avi 1] [avi 2] [avi 3] [avi 4] [avi 5]

[+] 7. Ohm’s law for a liquid (Belarus, IYPT slides, 2002) [ppt] [pdf]

[+] 14. Torn sail (Belarus, IYPT slides, 2002) [swf]

[+] 17. Bottle battle (Alexander Shugaev, Belarus, IYPT slides, 2002) [ppt] [ppt] [doc] [pdf] [doc] [pdf] [doc] [pdf]

14th IYPT (2001): names, records from Matti Rajamaki

2001, Historical IYPT documents — ilyamartch @ 4:04 pm

Matti Rajamaki contributes original documents from the 14th IYPT (2001) to the IYPT Archive.

Matti Rajamaki, teacher of physics at Tapiola Upper Secondary School, Finland, was the head of the LOC of 14th IYPT (2001.)

Download: IYPT 2001, table with names and times of participants arrival, from the collection of the LOC 2001 [pdf]

Download: IYPT 2001, names of observers, jurors and team leaders and members, from the collection of the LOC 2001 [pdf]

I. M. Do you, by chance, still have a record of the names of participants and jurors at the IYPT 2001 in Tapiola? Is it possible that you kept electronic version of the nice blue A5-size booklet given to the participants at the IYPT 2001?

M. R. In pdf-files there are two kind of lists. One is table with names and times of participants arrival and the other is table containing names of observers, jurors and team leaders and members. There are overlaps same name in two lists, but everyone whose name is at least on one table participated IYPT 2001. Czech team participated too, but names are lacing. Booklet file I can’t find.

Roman Stepanyan comments on a few early IYPTs, clarifies details

Roman Stepanyan, Ukrainian team member and team leader at several IYPTs since 1993, comes back with substantial feedback about the early IYPTs, new details, and important corrections for the IYPT Archive.

Roman Stepanyan earned a PhD from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and is currently a researcher at DSM Ahead in Geleen, Netherlands, focusing on the rheology of complex fluids.

R. S. Accidentally I found your blog about IYPT. In a number of interviews, you ask about the members of the Ukrainian team in 1993. Unfortunately, the information provided by Yaroslav Chinski is somewhat incomplete. The
members were (not sure about the Latin spelling of the names, except my own.)

  • Dimitri Galayko (school 117, Odessa)
  • Alexander Nikitin (school 117, Odessa)
  • Alexander Morozov (Richelieu Lyceum, Odessa)
  • Yaroslav Chinski (Richelieu Lyceum, Odessa)
  • and myself: Roman Stepanyan (school 117, Odessa)

In your list, Dimitry Galayko is absent, which is the main reason I am writing this e-mail: he was one of the key players and certainly deserves to be mentioned. If necessary, you can contact him personally.

Some more details:

The problem reported by us in the final (Ukrainian team) was “Recharge” where we were given a charged capacitor and had to transfer its charge (as much as possible) to another capacitor. It was reported by Dimitry Galayko with Georgian team as opponent.

We were opponents of the Hungarian team. I was representing the opposition. The Georgian team was reporting “Domino”, opposed by Georgians. Our team was represented by A. Morozov.

There were actually three Ukrainian teams:

  • the official one (ours, based on School 117 team who won the All-Ukrainian YPT that year, trained by Sergey Kolos; see above for the names),
  • Odessa (Richelieu Lyceum) and
  • Lugansk.

So, some statements about the teams in your paper are not quite right.

During the Tournament in Fryazino (a kind of Post-Soviet tournament) the same year, our team had all the same members except A.Morozov. Dmitri Neselovskiy was “playing” together with us that time. We won that
tournament but I do not recall the details.

I. M. Many thanks again for your kind and so helpful input. If possible, can I please check with you the names of the Ukrainian team members and leaders at the IYPTs that you attended either as a leader or as a member?

R. S. I’ve put the info I remember below. [...] I also asked Vladimir Kulinskii about the names, etc.

1992 : Alexander Morozov, Igor Zozulya, Valentin Topelkin; this is all available data about the team.

> Leader Igor Altman, Zozulya was the captain.

1993 (with your recent correction) : Ukraine-National — Roman Stepanyan (captain), Alexander Morozov, Dimitri Galayko, Alexander Nikitin, Yaroslav Chinskiy, Sergey Kolos (leader.)

> There was also “Ukraine-Odessa” (led by Kulinskii, the same team as in 1994)

1994 : I don’t have any data on the Ukrainian team, but Vladimir Kulinskii was probably the leader or one of the two leaders.

> The names of the 1994th Ukrainian team (also present at 1993th YPT as Ukraine-Odessa) as I’ve got them from Kulinskii: Sergey Koleboshin, Vladimir Tolpekin, Igor Orlovich, Dimitri Popov,  Andrey Lugunov. Leader: Vladimir Kulinskii.

1997 : Kirill Belokurov, Igor Vorokhaev, Grigoriy Zavorothny, Denis Murakhovskiy, Elisaveta Ovdeenko as team members; no direct data on the team leaders.

> Pavel Viktor was the leader. Vorokhaev was the captain, I guess.

I. M. Thank you. I will make all these corrections at archive.iypt.org and in my preprints. If you do not have objections, I will also bring your commentaries into a short news release, so that we have a public primary source for these essential updates and corrections.

R. S. I do not have any objections. [...] Your archive looks really impressive!

UPD R. S. I found some diplomas from Fryazino, Protvino and Vienna. It’s a pity I don’t have our team’s diplomas from Fryazino and Protvino, only the personal ones.

The discussion and fact checking held between December 7 and December 15, 2011. Updated with documents, corrected on August 27, 2012.

Victor Isaev comments on IYPT 1997, shares documents, in an interview with Nikita Shanin

A collection of documents, diplomas, manuscripts, and newspaper cuttings related to the 10th IYPT (1997) has been preserved by Victor Isaev, Russian team member in 1997. In an interview with Nikita Shanin, he comments on the experiences at the IYPT 1997 and shares the archived materials.

Victor Isaev was born in 1980 and now resides in Alabama. “Little had such a strong impact on my life as had the participation at the Young Physicists’ Tournament in 1997″, he concluded in a LJ entry dated Dec. 3, 2011.

Download: 7. Vodianaja struja: handwritten solution for the problem No. 7 Water jet, 10th IYPT, in Russian [pdf]

Download: Turnir Junyh Fizikov, handwritten essay on the experiences at the 10th IYPT (1997), in Russian [pdf]

Download: Nadezhda rossijskoj nauki by T. Pahomova, Vechernij Ekaterinburg, Summer 1997, in Russian [png]

Download: Third prize diploma for the team of Russia, Ekaterinburg, at the 10th IYPT (1997) [pdf] [pdf]

Download: Certificate of participation for Victor Issaev, 10th IYPT (1997) [pdf]

Download: Personal diplomas for Victor Isaev at the national Russian YPT, 1997 [pdf] [pdf]

V. I.: Participation in the 10th IYPT was a really fantastic experience for me. I suppose the event had a strongest influence on my further life. Actually, physics is not my chief occupation now, but I am sure something has been changed after that trip. My memories about the tournament are full of warmth.

N. S.: May I ask you about some details of your participation in the IYPT that could be interesting for participants of the future tournaments.

V. I.: Yes, for sure.

N. S.: Were the rules strict for choosing the language for your report? Did jury assist in translating Russian into English? Do you remember reports or discussions in Russian?

V. I.: According to the rules you might make a report in Russian if all participants in the room were Russian speakers. In this case a Russian-speaking juror would translate for other jurors who did not speak Russian. Once I had such a situation. However, as I have had prepared my report in English, I preferred not to alter the language for my speech.

N. S.: For how long have you prepared to the tournament? Where the national YPT was held?

V. I.: We began to prepare in 3 months before the national tournament, during the winter. Besides that we had an extra month for the preparation to the international one.

N. S.: As far as I know you participated in the national YPT. Could you remember any different problems in the tournament that you did not face in the IYPT?

V. I.: Certainly not. The problems were absolutely similar. As far as I remember there were only 10 problems in the regional tournament due to lack of time for preparation but they were identical to the respective IYPT problems.

N. S.: Were you preparing any visual aids for your reports, like paper posters or transparencies?

V. I.: Sure, for each of my reports I’ve had lots of transparencies prepared with all necessary formulas and graphs. Truth to be told, there was a lot of complicated mathematics in my reports (specifically – for the “Water jet” and “Roget’s Spiral” problems), so there was no other way to properly present these solution but to provide lots of visual materials.

N. S.: According to your impressions, most reports at the national YPT were theoretical or there were many teams performing good experiments?

V. I.: It’s hard to talk in terms of “most reports”, but, definitely, most of really interesting reports were based on good experiments. We’ve been trying to provide good experimental base for all our problems.

N. S.: Could you recall the problems reported by finalists (Hungary, Czech Republic and the Republic of Belarus)?

V. I.: I am sorry, but I don’t remember.

N. S.: Could you clarify the name of your team leaders?

V. I.: I do not have any present contact details of the team leaders but Google may help:

  • Team leader and scientific adviser: Tatyana Georigievna Babmurova (new last name, Shtina);
  • Scientific adviser: Andrei Konstantinovich Zhuravlev (PhD)

N. S.: Did you preserve some interesting materials connected with the 10th IYPT that you could consign to the archive?

V. I.: I am sure I have something interesting for you. Definitely I have an item about team and certificates for our participation. Perhaps I preserved my solution of the problem “Roget’s Spiral”.

N. S.: Thank you for your effort. I hope materials you have consigned will be interesting for guests of the archive.

V. I.: Nice to hear that it could be useful to you. Thank you for your interest.

The interview was primarily taken in August and September 2011 with extra archived material collected in March 2012.

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