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Issue 36
November 2015


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Distinctions for Greek school teams at the International and Balkan Scientific Olympiads

Greeceā€™s student teams achieved important distinctions at the International and Balkan Scientific Olympiads, which received support this year from the Onassis Foundation. Greece won one silver and two bronze medals and two honourable mentions at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2015) held in the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand from 4 to 16 July 2015. The silver medal was won by pupil Petros Dounis from Athens, and the bronzes by Panagiotis Misiakos from Athens and Nestoras Hachamis from Etolo-Akarnania, while Apostolos Panagiotopoulos from Thessaloniki and Dimitris Melas from Athens received honourable mentions.

The national IT team also returned from the 23rd Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI 2015) held in Ruse, Bulgaria, between 28 June and 3 July 2015, with 2 medals to its honour. Pupils Aristofanis Rontogiannis from the Athens College and Konstantinos Agiannis from the Larissa 10th General Lyceum each won a bronze medal.

The high school graduate Zoe Tsangalidou obtained an honourable mention from the 382 pupils from 84 countries at the 46th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2015) held between 5 and 12 July 2015 in the city of Mumbai, India.

Lastly, two Greek pupils climbed the podium to claim prizes at the 9th Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA 2015) held in the city of Magelang, Indonesia between 27 July and 3 August: pupil Antonis Valmas from the Anavryta Model Experimental High School won a bronze medal while Giorgos Papachatzakis from the Mandoulidis 2nd High School in Thessaloniki received an honourable mention.

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