ISRAEL - Gold, Silver, and Bronze in Physics Olympiad

Arno Froese

The Israeli team won three medals in the Asian Physics Olympiad—gold, silver and bronze—as well as an honorable mention in the May 5-13 event held in Australia.

Aviv Tillinger won the Gold medal and 4th absolute place, the highest award given to an Israeli yet in this competition.

Eyal Walach won the silver medal, Eran Man won a bronze medal and Omri Ravad won an honorable mention. The other teammates were Liad Ronick, Ziv Kohn, Teddy Klaytman and Yonatan Hassoun. All are high school students currently in school.

The competition includes two five-hour-long university-level exams, one in theory and the other in how to run an experiment. The topics students are asked on include X-ray jets from massive black holes, the properties of magnetic fluids and an investigation of the components used for a quantum-computer.

The students were trained for the competition by the Ministry of Education and the Future Scientists Center, with the support of the Maimonides Fund. Their instructors were almost always Physics Olympiad alumni who have first hand experience with the competition.

Speaking with The Jerusalem Post, team leader Nitzan Artzi explained that jets from massive black holes are massive ultra-fast eruption around black holes.

Israel is meant to host the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in July 2019, the event will include members from roughly 80 countries.

-www.jpost.com, 13 May 2019

Arno's commentary

This article is unique, because Israel does not belong to Asia, nor to Africa or Europe. Israel has a good relationship with Europe in general, and a poll some years ago indicated that 77% of Israelis would like to be part of the European Union.

Quite fittingly, the prophet Ezekiel identifies Jerusalem’s geographic location with these words: “Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her” (Ezekiel 5:5). Israel is at the center of the world. When the Prince of Peace returns, He will make an end of all the nations and establish Israel as His residence.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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