Thursday, 23. 12. 2021

Outstanding natural science achievements of Ljubljana's students and pupils

The student team from Ljubljana won a bronze medal and recognition at the International Olympiad of Metropolises in Moscow, and adding to the success, Domen Lisjak won a silver medal and Samo Krejan a bronze medal in physics. At the International Junior Science Olympiad in Dubai, Martin Alojz Flisar from the Maks Pečar National Hero Elementary School won a silver medal.

The International Olympiad of Metropolises is a challenging international science competition hosted by Moscow for the sixth consecutive year. At the invitation of the Mayor of Moscow, teams from capitals and larger cities are participating with student pairs aged 14 to 18 in the fields of computer science, mathematics, physics and chemistry.

At the initiative of the City of Ljubljana, at this year's International Olympiad of Metropolises, which took place from 6 to 13 December, the team from Ljubljana was represented by seven students from the Bežigrad Secondary School and a student from the Vič Secondary School. Among 35 teams, the Ljubljana team won a bronze medal and recognition for the preliminary competition (blitz). The team's success was upgraded with individual achievements by students in the physics competition, Domen Lisjak with a silver medal and Samo Krejan with a bronze medal.

Ninth-grader Martin Alojz Flisar from the Maks Pečar Primary School, who won a silver medal at the 18th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO 2021) in the competition with over 300 young participants from 59 countries, also achieved remarkable success in natural science.

We sincerely congratulate all the extraordinary young natural scientists for their outstanding achievements! Sincere thanks also to the teachers of Bežigrad Secondary School, the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia and the Association of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia for their support and mentorship.