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Rudolf Ortvay Competition
October 22, 2015 - November 2, 2015Free
The Rudolf Ortvay International Problem Solving Competition in Physics is organised every year by the Hungarian Association of Physics Students (Mafihe) and the Roland Eötvös Physical Society.
The competition is electronic, so you are welcome to join from any country in the world as long as you are a university or PhD student in any field. The assigned problems do not focus on school-level problem-solving routines but rather on the skills of physical way of thinking, recognition of the heart of the problem, and the appropriate choice of the mathematical armoury.
Hungary, along with other countries, has a tradition of organising problem-solving competitions of high standard. The Ortvay Competition started in parallel with the famous International Olympiads for high school students, which also originates from Eastern Europe.
Among the one-time contestants and winners of the Ortvay Contest, there are several internationally acknowledged researchers.
The first three places in each category are rewarded with a certain amount of money and an official certificate signed by the president of the jury, a well-known university professor in Hungary, and the president of the Hungarian Association of Physics Students. Above this, the jury also rewards the best solutions to certain problems, and there are also some special prizes given, so if you only have one or two problems solved, it is still wise to send them.
The rules for the competition can be found here: http://ortvay.elte.hu/2014/E14szab.pdf