Thursday, March 24, 2016

Astronomy Olympiad Papers 2016

Solving problems from the previous Olympiad papers is an excellent way to prepare for any Olympiad. The purpose of this post is to share the recent papers of USA Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad and Indian Astronomy Olympiad in order to help you with the upcoming national round of Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad. Do try to come out with your own solution first, and then, review their solution. 

A personal note: In the chronicles of Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad, students have observed the tendency to repeat the problems of Indian National Astronomy Olympiad in Bangladesh's Astronomy Olympiad, which undoubtedly shows the ineptitude of the problem setter. However, I'm hoping that there won't be any repetition of Indian Astronomy Olympiad's problems and participants will get a fair chance. Best wishes for all of you! 

Friday, March 4, 2016

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Since the National Astronomy Olympiad is coming up and there's been several complaints regarding the paucity of this amazing astronomy textbook, I've uploaded the book in the Dropbox.  It's in a DjView format. If you don't have a DjViewer, then please download this software into your computer first: WinDjView.

A Brief Introduction:

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics reflects the dramatic changes and advancements in astrophysics that have occurred over the past decade. This is an excellent textbook introducing all the essentials of modern astrophysics, in a clear and systematic way. The book is much more theoretical and full to the brim with useful equations, facts, theorems, definitions, lots of worked examples, plenty of problems to challenge you.  This book is also an excellent support to prepare for the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Beamline for Schools Competition 2016

Register now for CERN's Beamline for Schools Competition 2016. ( )

CERN is offering high-school students from around the world the chance to create and perform a scientific experiment on a CERN accelerator beamline. Now in its third year, the competition is open to teams of at least 5 students aged 16 and up with at least one adult supervisor, or “coach”. Previous winners have tested webcams and classroom-grown crystals in the beamline, others have studied how particles decay and investigated high-energy gamma rays.

To enter, register your team name and your coach’s contact details now to start receiving email updates. Find out about the beamline and facilities on this website, then think of a simple, creative experiment. Submit your 1000-word proposal and 1-minute video (both in English only) by midnight (CET) 31 March 2016. In June 2016, CERN will announce between 10 and 20 shortlisted teams, one (maybe two) of these teams will come to CERN.

All participants will receive a certificate. Shortlisted teams will win a BL4S t-shirt for each team member, a cosmic-ray detector for the school and, for some, the chance to visit a nearby physics laboratory. For the winning team(s), nine members and up to two adult coaches per team will be invited, all expenses paid, to CERN for 10 days, preferably in September 2016, to carry out the experiments on the beamline.

More Details: Click Here.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

11th Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad 2016

Registration for 11th Bangladesh Astronomy Olympiad 2016 has started. The divisional rounds will be starting from 11th March 2016 and the national round will take place on 25th March 2016.

All school/college students who were born in or after 1997 are eligible to participate. The registration fee for participation is 400 BDT and deadline for registration is on 20th February 2016.

The winners of this year’s competition will be selected to represent Bangladesh in the 10th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2016 to be held in India in this December. The entire expenditure of the IOAA participation will be provided by the Bangladesh Astronomical Association.

For more details, Facebook group: Bangladesh Astronomical Association (Official).
Registration Address: Avik Prakash – 51, Aziz Super Market (Ground Floor), Shahbagh, Dhaka. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

International Summer School for Young Physicists 2016

Ever heard of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI)? PI is one of the finest institutes for theoretical physics. It organizes a prestigious science camp every year for high schoolers. 

The International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) is an exciting and challenging two-week program for Canadian and international high school students who have a keen interest in theoretical physics and intend to pursue physics studies at the university level and currently in the final two years of secondary school - 11th or 12th grade - and have not yet begun full-time studies at a post-secondary institution.

Application for ISSYP 2016 is open. More details on scholarship and application form can be found here:

2nd Bangladesh Biology Olympiad 2016

Registration for 2nd Bangladesh Biology Olympiad 2016 has started. The national round will take place on 5th February, 2016 at the University of Dhaka.

All school/college students enrolled in classes 6 to 12 (according to 2015's class enrollment) and private candidates of equivalent levels are eligible to participate. The competition is divided into three categories: Junior ( Class VI, VII, VIII ), Secondary ( Class IX, X ), and Higher Secondary ( Class XI, XII ).

The winners of this year’s competition will be selected for the 2nd national Biocamp. Finally, four students will represent Bangladesh at the 27th International Biology Olympiad 2016 to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam based on the performance at the camp.  

For registration details, Contact 01761929105 (Official Contact No of BdBO)
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