Asian Physics Olympiad gold medallist admitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, 2021-05-25 17:16:09
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Quan received the APhO President’s certificate of merit for recording the highest score at the event, making him the first Vietnamese students to earn the achievement.
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NDO – Nguyen Manh Quan, a 12th grader from the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for Gifted Students who recently secured a gold medal at the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) 2021, has been admitted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The information was released by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training on May 25.

Quan together with his seven teammates achieved good results at the APhO 2021. They all brought home medals, including two gold, one silver, three bronze, and two certificates of merit.

Notably, Quan received the APhO President’s certificate of merit for recording the highest score at the event, making him the first Vietnamese students to earn the achievement.

Hosted by Taiwan (China), this year’s competition was organised online due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, attracting 23 delegations with 181 contestants.

The Vietnamese team joined the competition at the Hanoi National University of Education from May 16-24 under the supervision of two Taiwanese supervisors, during which the contestants took part in two five-hour exams, one theory and one practical.