Indian students have achieved remarkable success at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) held in Tokyo, Japan from July 10 to July 17, 2023. The Indian team, consisting of five talented boys, showcased their exceptional skills and brought home three gold and two silver medals.
The gold medals were secured by Aditya from Pitampura (Delhi), Dhruv Shah from Pune, and Mehul Borad from Kachiguda (Telangana), while Raghav Goyal from Chandigarh and Rhythm Kedia from Raipur (Chhattisgarh) earned silver medals.
The Indian team was led by Prof. Arun V Kulkarni (Professor, BITS Pilani, Goa) and Dr. Shirish Pathare (HBCSE, TIFR) as the team leaders. Additionally, Prof. Anwesh Mazumdar (HBCSE, Mumbai) and Dr. Leena Joshi (St Xavier’s College, Mumbai) served as the Scientific Observers for the team.
The Department of Atomic Energy, India, expressed its admiration and congratulations to the students, recognizing their exceptional abilities and attributing their success to the rigorous training provided by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, which is an aided Institute of DAE.
India’s achievements extended beyond the IPhO. In the International Biology Olympiad (IBO), every Indian student secured a gold medal, marking the first time that India achieved an all-gold performance and topped the medal tally in the IBO. Furthermore, in the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO), the Indian team achieved an impressive feat with two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals.