Wednesday, September 30, 2015

International Biology Olympiad Problems (1990-2013)

IBO is one of the international science Olympiads. The first International Biology Olympiad took place at Olomouc, Czechoslovakia in 1990. The latest edition of IBO took place recently at Aarhus, Denmark.

All participating countries send the four winners of their National Biology Olympiad to the IBO, accompanied by usually one team leader and two observers/jurors. 

The competition itself is composed of a theoretical and practical element. The theory exams cover a wide range of Biology: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Ethology, Genetics and Evolution, Ecology, and Biosystematics. The marks are scaled so that the theory and practical components each have a weighting of about fifty percent.

I've compiled all the past IBO problems (Some also contain solutions). You can download the compiled version here.
Credit: International Biology Olympiad (IBO).

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

British Olympiad in Astronomy & Astrophysics 2015

British Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Problems and Solutions 2015. 

The British Olympiad in Astronomy and Astronomy took place for the very first time in 2015. On its debut participation at 9th IOAA, the UK team secured two silver medals (three students represented UK). Have a look at the selection test papers of BAAO 2015.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

This is an amazing book for the the beginners of Astronomy, written by by Daniel Fleisch and Julia Kregenow.  The authors have addressed the topics that students find most troublesome, ranging from stars and light to gravity and black holes. This book contains dozens of fully worked examples and over 150 exercises and homework problems. 

An accompanying website features a host of supporting materials, including interactive solutions for every exercise and problem in the text and a series of video podcasts in which the authors explain the important concepts of every section of the book.

To download the book, click here

Monday, September 7, 2015

Physics Olympiad - Basic To Advanced Exercises

This book contains some of the problems and solutions in the past domestic theoretical and experimental rounds of Japan Physics Olympiad. Through the exercises, this book aim at introducing the appeal and interest of modern physics to high-school students. 

In particular, the problems for the second-round of competition are like long journey of physics, beginning with fundamental physics of junior-high-school level, and ending with the forefronts of updated physics and technology.

You can download the book from here.