Yesterday the Fourth Balkan Physical Olympiad (BPO4) was opened, and tonight, October 9, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The closing of BPO4 will be today evening. Participants of the BPO4 are 51 students from 14 countries: 9 full members of the Balkan Union of Physicists: Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Greece, Cyprus, Moldova, Romania, North Macedonia, and Serbia, as well as five guest countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan.
The “Fourth Balkaniad” is being held in a hybrid format, primarily because of the pandemic and partly because of the high travel costs. The competition was opened on Saturday, October 8, by Prof. Radu Constantinescu (Craiova, Romania), recently the elected president of the Balkan Union of Physicists, Prof. Goran Djordjevic (Nis, Serbia), the president of the International Organizing Committee, and Demetrios Filipou, the president of the Cypriot Society of Physicists.
The leaders of the Serbian team are professors: Dr. Ivan Stanić from the Mathematical Gymnasium in Belgrade and Snežana Bulajić from the Jovan Jovanović Zmaj Gymnasium in Novi Sad. The member of the International Jury is prof. Dr. Dragoljub Dimitrijević from the Faculty of Science and Mathematics in Niš.
Prizes and awards were provided by: The Society of Physicists of Cyprus and the European Society of Physicists. The absolute winner will receive a special award, a gift from the Center of the Balkan Network for Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET-MTP) from Nis.