The 60 best up-and-coming German chemists have been found
The winners of the second round of the Chemistry Olympiad are looking forward to the next round of tasks in Göttingen in March 2015.
In all, 1341 students participated in the competition in the second round of the Chemistry Olympiad. All of the participants had managed the first round successfully in autumn 2014. In that round, we had 1715 candidates which has been the highest number ever in the forty-year history of the competition. The solutions for the tasks, which were quite demanding, were only returned by 361 of the participants. The students who managed to solve 70% of the tasks were allowed to go forward to the next round.
Even though the majority of participants came from all over Germany, there were also some successful candidates with an international background among the winners. One Rumanian participant is from the Goethe College in Bucharest, whereas a German student living in Switzerland is attending the German-French secondary school in Freiburg. Both of them were successful in the second round.
And now the third round of the Chemistry Olympiad is off to Göttingen in March. Besides lectures and exercises, the participants will partake in two sets of exams that will decide which 15 candidates will then go forward to the fourth round of the Chemistry Olympiad.
PD Dr. Sabine Nick
Tel.nr.: 0431 / 880 3116