International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

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IOAA 2012 at Rio Planetarium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an annual astronomy and astrophysics competition for high school students. It is one of the international science olympiads.[1]

The Olympiad was founded from a dissidence inside the International Astronomy Olympiad, in order to increase the scope of the organization.

The first IOAA was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in November/December 2007. The subsequent annual meetings were held in Indonesia (2008), Iran (2009), China (2010), Poland (2011), Brazil (2012), Greece (2013), Romania (2014), Indonesia (2015), India (2016), and in Phuket, Thailand (2017).[2] The upcoming 12th IOAA will be held in Beijing, China.[3]

Summary[edit]

Number Year Host country Host city Absolute winner Countries Represented Website
1 2007  Thailand Chiang Mai  THA Suwun Suwunnarat 21
2 2008  Indonesia Bandung  IND Nitin Jain 22
3 2009  Iran Tehran  IND Nitin Jain 20
4 2010  China Beijing  POL Przemysław Mróz 23
5 2011  Poland Chorzów / Katowice / Krakow  CZE Stanislav Fort 26 IOAA 2011
6 2012  Brazil Rio de Janeiro / Vassouras  LTU Motiejus Valiūnas 28 IOAA 2012
7 2013  Greece Volos  ROM Denis Turcu 35
8 2014  Romania Suceava / Gura Humorului  ROM Denis Turcu 42
9 2015  Indonesia Magelang / Semarang  INA Joandy Leonata Pratama 41
10 2016  India Bhubaneswar  IND Ameya Patwardhan 42 IOAA 2016
11 2017  Thailand Phuket  SLO Aleksej Jurca 44 IOAA 2017
12 2018  China Beijing TBD IOAA 2018
13 2019  Hungary Zánka TBD
14 2020  Colombia Bogotá TBD
15 2021  Serbia Belgrade TBD
16 2022  Russia St. Petersburg TBD

Prizewinners[edit]

High-scoring participants[edit]

The following table lists multiple (triple and more) gold medal winners of IOAA with their ranks and corresponding years.

Name Team(s) Years
Stanislav Fort Czech Republic 2010 (8th) 2011 (1st) 2012 (2nd)
Peter Kosec Slovakia 2010 (5th) 2011 (4th) 2012 (5th)

Note: Several countries (e.g. India, Indonesia, Iran, Thailand) do not allow their students to contest in IOAA more than two times, even if they are eligible. Thus, statistics from those countries is not included in the table above.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About IOAA". www.ioaastrophysics.org. 
  2. ^ "History". www.ioaastrophysics.org. 
  3. ^ "List of Future Events". www.ioaastrophysics.org.