Israeli high schoolers win again in global physics competition

Experts from Ben-Gurion University (pictured) help students at the Ilan Ramon Physics Center in southern Israel with their research. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Youngsters from the Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center in Beersheba, Israel notched an achievement on a global scale Wednesday by winning yet another prize in the "First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics" annual competition, widely considered the world's most prestigious science prize for high school students.

From 2007-2014, the Ramon Center has placed Israel as the world leader in prizes for physics research conducted by high school students. The center has won a total of 45 prizes during that period, leaving countries like South Korea, the U.S., and Russia far behind.

The Ramon Center operates in conjunction with physics teachers from across southern Israel to identify the most gifted students. The students write their research work with the guidance of experts from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

This year, 10 of the best research projects were submitted to the prestigious U.S.-based competition, and on Thursday the students' research projects were presented to the wider Israeli public for the first time.

Posted on May 8, 2014 .