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.

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
Pedram Amani, Leo Sporn, Rio Weil, Angelo Pellizzari

Quizzics / Judge: Robin Coope; Lead Volunteer: Pedram Laghaei
Duncan MacIntyre, Pedram Laghaei, Will Wang, Max Botsis, Thomas Deckers, Wu Jih (Andy) Hsu

Rube Goldberg/ Judge: Aaron Boley
Katie Rink, Lorna Tu, Mikaela Marining, Kara Deane, Helena Winata, Gosha Maruzhenko, Kasra Vahidi, Joohyung Hong, Wallis Thomson, Logan Khan, Guramrit Bamrah, Hani Ebrahimi, Alex Vazquez

Astronomy Lab / Judge: Joss Ives
Michelle Kunimoto, Yuka Ma, Nurul Husna, Shannon MacFarland, Madeline Elder

Mechanical Timepiece / Judge: Andrzej Kotlicki
Aiden Smith, Dylan Lu, Yiqi Zhu, Emily Hsiao, Kevin Lin, Harry Qi, Shengman Zhang

Fluid Lab / Judge: Valery Milner
Felix Cormier, Mariposa Casida, Walter Wasserman, Madeline Iseminger, Dominique Trischuk, Robin Hayes, Sebastien Rettie, Cassandra Miller, Natalia Dubljevic, Josh Gowe, Elham E Khoda, Robin Newhouse, Chris Gubbels, Krysten Zissos, James Ward, Ryan Konno, Roberto Fedrigo, Maharshi Pran Bora, Gabriel B.

Logistics 
Celine Goh, Ray Ng, Alex May, Elektra Dakogiannis, Mohammed Obaid, Annika Wevers, Ali Afsah, Parisa Safavi, Jessica Lam, Sarah Beyers

Other
Janis McKenna, Dept of Physics & Astronomy for additional assistance with set up. Tom Mattison for tabulating final results and event preparation. Students Michael Kinach, Amritabha Guha, Tony Zhang, Andrew Chen, Enkhtuvshin Doyodkhuu, and David Wakeham for pre-event preparation and activity development.

Media Coverage

‘Nature Does Not Care for Your Opinion’: Spectating at the Physics Olympics by Steve Burgess

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1632132