PRISMS EM Falcons win the 2nd place in YPO

PRISMS EM Falcons, the physics team of our school, participated in Yale Physics Olympics on October 18th 2014. It was the first time for us to join in this big party. In the more than 50 teams and 200 participants, EM Falcons (Electricmagnetic Falcons) won the 2nd place in the section of "Weight in the sea". The measuring error was only 0.0047. It was an outstanding measurement. Congratulation to our heroes. They are Douglas (Yikang) Li, William (Jifan) Zhang, Eric (Hongze) Yu, Joe (Ziqi) Zhou.

What is YPO?

Since the Autumn of 1998 the Department of Physics at Yale University has organized an annual Physics Olympics Competition. The theme of their event is "physics is fun!" Their hope is that the participants enjoy themselves while applying basic ideas from physics in a practical context and hopefully learn some new physics during the day. The event takes the form of a pentathlon, consisting of five 45-minute events that includes a "Fermi" estimation quiz. Each event is a task or simple experiment which the students perform as a team and for which they obtain a result or measurement. The teams are ordered based on the accuracy of their results and prizes awarded to the winning teams. They also have prizes for best costume/T-shirt design and best team name.

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