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Germany's 16 best Emerging Chemists

March 5th, 2019

3rd Round Selection Event for the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad 2019

From February 23rd to March 2nd, 2019, the best 60 students met in Gottingen for the selection seminars of the International Chemistry Olympiad. The 60 young people had prevailed against 1469 participants in the first rounds. The program in Gottingen included exciting chemistry lectures, as well as the exams that determine the participants’ progress. This year's topics in the exams were high-temperature superconductors, spectroscopy and chirality.

These 16 students now qualified for the final round in Kiel:

Mercina Albrecht, Max-Steenbeck-Gymnasium (Cottbus)
Paul Beurich, Werner-Heisenberg Gymnasium (Riesa)
Julius Dommack, Gymnasium Nieder-Olm
Lukas Hamm, Anne Frank Gymnasium (Rheinau)
Jannis Hering, Schadow Gymnasium (Berlin)
Max Herrmann, Werner-von-Siemens Gymnasium (Magdeburg)
Timo Hülße, Freiherr-vom-Stein Gymnasium (Hamm)
Shenzi Jia, Johannes Kepler Gymnasium (Chemnitz)
Felix Künzer, Elector Friedrich Gymnasium (Heidelberg)
Tobias Messer, Martin-Andersen-Nexö Gymnasium (Dresden)
Maximilian Mittl, Carl-Orff Gymnasium (Unterschleißheim)
Arina Schober, Donauwörth Gymnasium
Tom Erik Steinkopf, Georg Cantor Gymnasium (Halle)
Leon Wallner, Michaeli Gymnasium (Munich)
Frederik Laurin Walter, Werner-von-Siemens Gymnasium (Magdeburg)
Sebastian Witte, Bismarck Gymnasium (Genthin)

These students have the opportunity to qualify for a ticket to the International Chemistry Olympiad 2019 in Paris (France) and compete there for the German team. Participants in the third selection round can also qualify for the European Science Olympiad (EUSO) selection course if they are under 16 years of age. This year Maximilian Mittl, Tom Erik Steinkopf, Damian Groß and Chantal Schlenther will be invited.

Students are also welcome to try out internships at universities and institutes. These are organized by the Förderverein der ChemieOlympiade. The Brand company will also donate a set of glass equipment to each of the 16 best students so that they can prepare for the practical tasks of the fourth round.

The annual selection competition for the International Chemistry Olympiad runs over four rounds and is organized in Germany by the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) in Kiel on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and in cooperation with the Ministries of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder.

Sonja Hanebaum
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