Sunday, December 21, 2014

European Space Camp 2015

Applications for European Space Camp 2015 will open on the 1st of January 2015.The camp will take place in the summer of 2015. Applicants should be between the ages of 17 and 20 and a keen interest in Space and Rocket Physics is preferable. A good grasp of Mathematics and Physics is also advisable. Applicants must be fluent in English as all lectures and workshops are only covered in English. Scholarships are available.

For more details and application, Check the Website of European Space Camp.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Telescope Basics

Few days back I shared some videos about stargazing basics. In this article I'm sharing rest of the videos about the basics of telescope.

Telescope Basics 1 : Telescope Types

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Paradoxical Universe

The Paradoxical Universe is an astronomy problem book written by V. V. Ivanov, A. V. Krivov, P. A. Denissenkov of Saint Petersburg State University. It contains 250 astronomical problems, ranging from Celestial Mechanics to Galactic Astronomy. It's an excellent book for astronomy olympiad preparation.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Introduction to Astronomy - Duke University

Introduction to Astronomy is an amazing astronomy course by Professor Ronen Plesser of Duke University. The course is offered through Coursera, an online learning platform. This is an ideal course for the students who are preparing for astronomy Olympiad. The course has been started from December 1, 2014. Still you can join the class for free and embark yourself in journey of Astronomy. Click here to register for "Introduction to Astronomy"course.

Monday, December 15, 2014

USA Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad Paper

This is the question paper of United States Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad 2013-2014. Since Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad 2015 is going to take place in the next month, I believe solving this problem set will help you to go some extra miles in the competition. Also, if you want to practice more, check out the Indian National Astronomy Olympiad Question Paper 2014.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10th Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad, 2015

The divisional round of 10th Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad will be held on 26th January, 2015. This year, the regional round will be organized in 14 districts. The final selection will be held on 31st January, 2015 in Dhaka. For the latest updates about the olympiad, follow the facebook froup of  Bangladesh Astronomical Association.

For preparation, check this link and all the posts labeled by Astronomy Preparation Guideline

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Stargazing Basics

In this article I'm sharing some videos which will be useful to get oriented with stargazing. Hope this will be helpful for the observational round of Astronomy Olympiad.

Stargazing Basics 1 : Get Oriented in the Night Sky

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad 2015

Registration for 13th Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad 2015 is going to start from tomorrow. This year the regional competition will take place in 17 districts. To know about registration details, Click here.

Few Important Websites
1. Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad Website
2. Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad Past Papers
3. Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad Facebook Page
5. BdMO Online Forum
6. Kushtia Math Circle Website

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bangladesh Physics Olympiad 2015

Registration of Bangladesh Physics Olympiad 2015 is going on. There will be three categories this year. Students who are studying at class 7 and 8 will be in the 'A' category. Students who are studying at class 9 and 10 will be in the 'B' category. And students from 11th and 12th grade will be in the 'C' category. Students who appeared H.S.C or A Levels exam this year will not be able to participate in any circumstances. Based on the performance of training camp, top 5 students will be selected for next year's International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2015.

For registration, Click Here.
Check these Preparatory Materials

Friday, November 7, 2014

Iran Astronomy Full Problem Set (8th IOAA)

Iran's 8th IOAA (International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics) team has secured 4 Gold Medals and 6 Silver Medals in the competition. So far, this is the Iran team's best result in IOAA. This year's team has designed a set of problems, which will be helpful for preparation of Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad. It consists problems of total 1100 marks. If you face any difficulties while solving the problems, you can directly contact with the Iran's 8th IOAA team members (Their Email Address is given in the file). 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Estonian-Finnish Olympiad in Physics (2003-2014)

Bangladesh Physics Olympiad is going to take place soon. Here is the schedule of 5th BdPhO. Estonian-Finnish Olympiad in Physics contains some IPhO level physics problems, and obviously helpful for BDPhO preparation. Here is the compilation of previous papers (along with solutions) of Estonian-Finnish Olympiad in Physics.

Bonus: "Physics by Example - 200 Problems and Solutions" by W.G. Rees

Thursday, October 30, 2014

IESO Astronomy Problems (2007-2013)

IESO, or International Earth Science Olympiad contains one section of terrestrial astronomy. In the previous years, some similar problems from IESO appeared in the National Astronomy Olympiad. In this collection, I've compiled all the astronomy problems from past IESOs. Hope this will be a useful resource for astronomy olympiad preparation. 

British Physics Olympiad (BPhO)

British Physics Olympiad website contains a selection of BPhO questions by topic area, past papers and important notes to upgrade physics problem solving skills. Here you'll find sample problems ranging from astronomy to particle physics. It's a really good resource for physics olympiad preparation. 

Isaac Physics

Isaac Physics is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to develop problem solving skills in Physics, developed by University of Cambridge. It's a good preparation tool for physics olympiad.  It has levels 1-6. Have a look to find out your level and increase your physics problem solving skill. 

Website: Isaac Physics.

Monday, October 27, 2014

6th Biochemistry Olympiad 2015

6th Biochemistry Olympiad will be held on 31 January, 2015 at Curzon Hall, University of Dhaka. Registration of the Olympiad has started from 01 October, 2014. For Registration, Check the Biochemistry Olympiad WebsiteFor Preparation instruction, Check Biochemistry Olympiad : Preparation.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

International Chemistry Olympiad Problems (1968-2014)

The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is an annual academic competition for high school students. It is one of the International Science OlympiadsThe first IChO was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1968. The event has been held every year since then, with the exception of 1971. Here are the problems and solutions of every single International Chemistry Olympiads from 1968 to 2014. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bangladesh Informatics Olympiad 2015

Bangladesh Informatics Olympiad 2015 Divisional Rounds will be held on 31st October, 2014 from 2 PM to 6 PM, in 5 divisions all around Bangladesh. The divisional rounds will take place in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, and Khulna. There will be two categories: Junior and Senior. Students up to class 8 will be in the junior category. And students from class 9 to pre-university will be in the senior category (Class is considered to be the grade, participants was in on July, 2014).

Registration can be completed online at
You can check your registration at
Registration deadline is Thursday, 30th October 2014 Noon.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

IAO Problems (2011-2014)

The International Astronomy Olympiad was founded by Eurasian Astronomical Society in 1996. The competing part of IAO consists of three rounds: a theoretical, an observational, and a practical. Problems of the theoretical round involve classical problems in branches of astronomy, astrophysics, space and planetary physics, and maybe hypothetical situations. The observational round involves recognizing stars, constellations, estimating star magnitude and angular distance, working with telescopes or other observational technique. The practical round consists of problems based on data results of observations, solutions propose analysis of these data. Here are the problems of IAO, some are really old and some of the papers are latest. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Astronomical Olympiads - V. G. Surdin

The book contains about 400 problems in astronomy. Some of them - classical, part - totally new. All decisions drawn up by the author of the book, and often complement and even correct the mistakes of classical solutions. The level of problems in the Olympiad are below average, although some challenges will require hard work. The vast majority of problems with a twist '`Do not rush to respond, even if at first glance seem a simple task. The book is highly recommended for students who are preparing for astronomy Olympiad.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

IOAA Syllabus

The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an annual astronomy competition for high school students. Here is the syllabus of IOAA. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

IPhO Problems and Solutions (1967-2010)

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. The first IPhO was held in Warsaw, Poland in 1967. Here are the question papers of IPhO from 1967 to 2010. Hope this will be a helpful source for Physics Olympiad preparation.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Equatorial Mount

An equatorial mount is a mount for instruments that follows the rotation of the sky (celestial sphere) by having one rotational axis parallel to the Earth's axis of rotation. This type of mount is used for astronomical telescopes and cameras. The advantage of an equatorial mount lies in its ability to allow the instrument attached to it to stay fixed on any object in the sky that has a diurnal motion by driving one axis at a constant speed. Such an arrangement is called a sidereal drive.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Srilankan Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Problems)

Institute of Physics, Srilanka organizes Srilankan National Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (SLOAA) every year. Here are the question papers and solutions of SLOAA from 2007 to 2011.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (Problems)

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education organizes Indian National Astronomy Olympiad every year. Here are the question papers and solutions of Indian National Astronomy Olympiad (INAO) from 2008 to 2014.

Source: Astronomy Olympiad, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Proceedings of 4th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

4th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics was held in Beijing, China from 12 September - 21 September, 2010. The proceedings include problems and solutions proposed by the organizing committee of 4th IOAA and award list.

Proceedings of 4th IOAA

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Proceedings of 3rd International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

3rd International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics was held in Iran, Tehran from 17th October to 27th October, 2009. The proceedings include problems and solutions proposed by the organizing committee of 3rd IOAA and award list.

3rd IOAA Proceedings

Monday, September 29, 2014

Russian Open School Astronomical Olympiad by Correspondence

Russian Open School Astronomical Olympiad by Correspondence (ROSAOC) - is an annual international competition for secondary school students in astronomy. Olympiad is being conducted in one theoretical stage by correspondence.

Here are the problems and solutions of ROSAOC (2005-2008).

Mathematical Olympiad: Preparation

Mathematics has so many divisions, but you do not have to be expert in all parts for Mathematical Olympiads. If you check the past papers of any Mathematical Olympiad, especially International Mathematical Olympiad, then you’ll see that it basically covers Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Combinatorics and Inequality. To solve the problems you’ve to increase your problem solving skills, know some tricks and enhance the capability of doing problems using the best method.

I’m giving you some book suggestion to start your preparation for Mathematical Olympiad. Books are given in order of difficulty. So, if you are a beginner, you should start with the first book of each part.
Number theory
(i) Beginning Number Theory
(ii) Number Theory
(iii) Adler’s Number Theory
(iv) A Pathway into Number Theory
(v) Elementary Number Theory
(vi) A Primer of Analytic Number Theory

(i) Concrete Abstract Algebra

(i) Plane Euclidean Geometry Theory & Problems
(ii) Geometry Revisited
(iii) Geometry Unbound
(iv) Complex number & Geometry
(v) The Algebra of Geometry
(vi) Transformation Geometry

(i) Combinatorics
(ii) Principles and Techniques in Combinatorics
(iii) A Path to Combinatorics for Undergraduates

(i) Inequalities
(ii) Algebra Inequalities
(iii) Secrets in Inequality

Saturday, September 27, 2014

IOAA Problems (2013-2014)

Here are the question papers of IOAA (International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics) 2013 and 2014. Hope this will be helpful for Astronomy Olympiad preparation.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bangladesh Astro-Olympiad (Problems)

Bangladesh Astronomical Association organizes National Astronomy Olympiad every year. Here are the question papers of 5th, 7th and 8th National Astronomy Olympiad.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Messier Objects

The Messier objects are a set of astronomical objects first listed by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1771. The Messier catalogue comprises nearly all the most spectacular examples of the five types of deep sky object – diffuse nebulaeplanetary nebulaeopen clustersglobular clusters and galaxies. For astronomy olympiad, it will be worthwhile to learn positions of 40 easier messier objects

Here is the complete list of Messier Objects.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Spherical Astronomy

Spherical astronomy or Positional astronomy is the branch of astronomy that is used to determine the location of objects on the celestial sphere, as seen at a particular date, time, and location on the Earth. It relies on the mathematical methods of spherical geometry and the measurements of astrometry.

The primary elements of spherical astronomy are coordinate systems and time. The coordinates of objects on the sky are listed using the equatorial coordinate system, which is based on the projection of the Earth's equator onto the celestial sphere. The position of an object in this system is given in terms of right ascension (α) and declination (δ). The latitude and local time can then be used to derive the position of the object in the horizontal coordinate system, consisting of the altitude and azimuth.

Here is a good note of Spherical Astronomy, which will be useful for Astronomy Olympiad Preparation.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Useful Formulas for Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

Astronomy Olympiad requires a good understanding of Astrophysical concepts and formulas. I'm providing a link here, from where you can download commonly used formulas in Astrophysics.

And here is a short list of some useful formulas for Astronomy Olympiad.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Doppler Effect

The Doppler effect (or Doppler shift) is the change in frequency of a wave (or other periodic event) for an observer moving relative to its source. The Doppler effect for electromagnetic waves such as light is of great use in astronomy and results in either a so-called redshift or blueshift. It has been used to measure the speed at which stars and galaxies are approaching or receding from us, that is, the radial velocity. This is used to detect if an apparently single star is, in reality, a close binary and even to measure the rotational speed of stars and galaxies.
The use of the Doppler effect for light in astronomy depends on our knowledge that the spectra of stars are not homogeneous. They exhibit absorption lines at well defined frequencies that are correlated with the energies required to excite electrons in various elements from one level to another. The Doppler effect is recognizable in the fact that the absorption lines are not always at the frequencies that are obtained from the spectrum of a stationary light source. Since blue light has a higher frequency than red light, the spectral lines of an approaching astronomical light source exhibit a blueshift and those of a receding astronomical light source exhibit a redshift.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

IAU Constellations

Constellations are integral part of astronomy Olympiad. In modern astronomy, a constellation is an internationally defined area (by International Astronomical Union) of the celestial sphere. These areas are grouped around patterns that represent the shapes that give the name to the constellations. When astronomers say an object is "in" a given constellation, they mean it is within the boundaries of one of these defined areas of sky, as the patterns may have several variants in its representation.

Here is the compiled book of IAU constellations that I made during my preparation for Astronomy Olympiad. 

IOAA 2014, Romania (Problems)

Theoretical, Observational and Data Analysis

8th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA 2014) was held in Suceava, Romania from 1st to 11th August, 2014. Here are the problems of IOAA 2014. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

IMO 2014, South Africa (Problems)

55th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO 2014) was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 3rd to 13th July, 2014. Here are the problems of IMO 2014. 



IPhO 2014, Kazakhstan (Problems)

IPhO 2014 Problems

45th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2014) was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from the 13th to the 21st of July. Here are the problems and solutions of IPhO 2014. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Biology Olympiads

If you're preparing for National or International Biology Olympiads, then " " will be an extremely helpful site for your preparation. Martyna, a former participant of two International Biology Olympiads from Lithuania has created this blog to help students preparing for both national and international biology Olympiads.

In this amazing site you'll get previous year's question papers of different biology Olympiads, study materials and guidelines for preparation. 

Facebook Page- Biolympiads

Saturday, July 5, 2014

International Science Olympiads 2014

2013 was a successful Olympiad year and now we're looking forward to 2014. In this article I want to share where and when 2014 International Science Olympiads are going to be held.

The 55th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3 to 13 July 2014.


The 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 13 to 21 July 2014.


The 11th International Geography Olympiad (IGeO) will be held in Krakow, Poland, from 12 to 18 August 2014.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

IPhO Team 2014

45th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2014) is going to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from the 13th to the 21st of July. Bangladesh team has been announced. 5 young physicists are going to represent team Bangladesh in one of the most prestigious physics competitions for the high school students all over the world. Bangladesh Team Members are:

1. Mohammed Abid Abrar (Chittagong College)
2. Aquib Al Ahmed Immanuel (Private)
3. Debopriyo Biswas (Sunnydale School)
4. Avoy Datta (S.F.X. Green Herald International School)
5. Mohammed Fahim Tajwar (Bangladesh International School and College)

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. Each national delegation is made up of at most five student competitors plus two leaders, selected on a national level. Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Committee organizes Physics Olympiad every year, through which Bangladesh team for International Physics Olympiad is selected. 

Website for IPhO 2014.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

IMO Team 2014

55th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO 2014) is going to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 3rd to 13th July, 2014. Bangladesh team has been announced. 6 Math-whiz are going to represent team Bangladesh in the most prestigious Mathematics competition for the high school students all over the world.

Among them two participated in the International Mathematics Olympiad last year. And two of them grabbed Bronze Medal for the country. Hope this year all of the members will be able to bring glory for the country like last year. Bangladesh Team Members are:

1. Nur Muhammad Shafiullah.
2. Adib Hasan.
3. Sazid Akhter Turjo.
4. Md Sanzeed Anwar.
5. Asif E Elahi.
6. Mutasim Mim.

The IMO is a problem-solving contest for high school students, held in a different country in July every year. The first IMO was held in Romania in 1959, with seven countries taking part. Today, more than 100 countries take part, representing over 90% of the world's population.
The 2014 IMO will take place at the University of Cape Town.

Best wishes for the Team Bangladesh.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

International Chemistry Online Olympiad 2014

International Chemistry Online Olympiad is going to take place on 15th June, 2014. Teams of 5 members from each country will participate as individuals and the country with the highest cumulative individuals score will win. Prizes will be given to individuals with the best performances. The contest will consist of 20 problems to be solved by two weeks. All contestants have to submit the solutions by June 29. 

For Registration, Check the website.
For Past Papers, Check here