About

The UBC Physics Olympics is organized jointly by the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus. It is supported by the Rex Broughton Memorial Fund.

The Organizing Committee is

  • Marina Milner-Bolotin, Dept. of Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Aaron Boley, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
  • Theresa Liao, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
  • Mike Hasinoff, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

The volunteers for the 2018 Physics Olympics were:

Fermi Questions / Judge: Joerg Rottler
Leo Sporn, Erik  Ryhorchuk, Harlan Colclough, Jaiten Saini, Jessica Ma, Wu Jih Hsu

Quizzics / Judge: Jaymie Matthews
*Pedram Laghaei, Naveen Sivasankar, Anna Hughes, Phillip Bement, Parisa Safavi

Spinning Top/ Judge: Aaron Boley
Joshua Gowe, Ana Clouatre, Harry Qi, Ray Lu, Emily Hsiao, Miaoran Li, Kasra Vahidi

Spring Lab / Judge: Joss Ives
*Pedram Amani, Georgiy Maruzhenko, Tianyu Liu, Liman Zhang, Natalia Dubljevic, Roberto Fedrigo

Ballistics / Judge: Andrzej Kotlicki
Joohyung Hong, Kara Deane, Mikaela Marining, Mohammed  Obaid, Hani Ebrahimi, Chris Gubbels, Helena Winata, Paul Froese, Emma Ostereicher, Michelle Kunimoto, Eric Neal

Polarization Lab / Judge: Valery Milner
Alex Choinski, Felix Cormier, Dominique  Trischuk, Walter Wasserman, Ryan Curtis, *Laurel Stothers, Cassandra Miller, Sebastien Rettie, Jordan Fordyce, Alexandra Gil, Madeline Iseminger, Elham Abouei, Alexander Ezzat, Hu Zuo, Brian Tam, Alex Vazquez Vazquez, Shengman Zhang

Logistics 
Jessica Lam, Laura Kim, Mourud Ishmam Ahmed, Latika Raisinghani, Alex May, CJ Kanjilal, Priya Verma, Yas Oloumi Yazdi, Blerta Burnaci, Angela Rutakomozibwa, Giselle Lawrence, Pouyan Khalili

Other
Janis McKenna, Dept of Physics & Astronomy for additional assistance with set up. Yas Yazdi for event preparation and testing. Tom Mattison for tabulating final results and event preparation.

* Students who initiated activity ideas and were heavily involved in activity development.