Official Invitation
10-04-2014 12:51

April 1, 2014

Official Invitation

45th International Physics Olympiad, Kazakhstan, 13-21 July 2014

 

Dear Ministry of Education (or equivalent), 

Kazakhstan is honored to be the host of the 45th International Physics Olympiad which will take place in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, between 13 and 21 July 2014.

The 45th IPhOis organized by the Republican Scientific and Practical Center "Daryn" of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a state owned national center dedicated for identifying, further development and promotion of gifted students.  The 45th IPHO is supported by the Government, specifically through the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan as well as by staff and facilities of Nazarbayev University, a newly built University in Astana initiated by the President of Republic of Kazakhstan to promote education and research activities in Kazakhstan.

Invitation

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 45thIPhO, we hereby have the pleasure of inviting your country to participate in the 45thIPhO and visit us in Astana between 13 and 21 July 2014. The Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming all the participants in this outstanding international competition. It is both a great honor and a challenge to be hosting an event that gathers young physicists from all over the world. International Physics Olympiad is the most prestigious international competition in physics for the secondary school students with the aim of promoting physics among young people, giving them the opportunity to exchange experiences, encouraging new friendships and future collaborations within the scientific community.

Food and accommodation will be provided during 45thIPhO between 13 and 21 July 2014. Arrangements are made for students to stay at the hostel of Nazarbayev University. The leaders, observers and visitors will be hosted at newly built “Park Inn by Radisson Astana” Hotel. Transportation from the airport to the hotel/dormitory and vice versa will be provided by the Organizing Committee at no additional cost.

The leaders from your country have made the preliminary registration.

Fees and expenses

All participating countries are asked to contribute with a fee of USD 2,500. The fee will contribute towards accommodation, entertainment events and excursion during the official period of the Olympiad. Observers and visitors are welcome, and they are expected to cover their expenses by paying USD 1,400 for observers and USD 1,200 for visitors. Observers may attend all Olympiad meetings, including the meetings of the International Board. However they may not vote or take part in the discussions. Visitors do not attend the meetings of the International Board. 

Information and Contacts

The circulars and all relevant information will be located on our web site at http://ipho2014.kz.

You may also contact us at:

E-mail: iphokz2014@gmail.com, info@daryn.kz and daryn.intel@gmail.com

Web-site: http://ipho2014.kz/, www.daryn.kz

Phone/Fax: +7 7172 44-53-52

Address: The Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”

Pobeda Avenue, 16/1

Astana, Kazakhstan, 010011

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Yessengazy Imangaliev

Vice Minister of Education and Science

of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Астана Павлодар

Астана - новое имя новой столицы Казахстана. Прежнее же название города - Акмола (ранее Акмолинск).

Есть несколько версий происхождения этого названия. Первая гласит, что город Акмола был назван в честь холма из известняка белого цвета. Вторая версия принадлежит византийскому автору Прокопиусу. Он писал в своих трудах, что гунны называли «мола» высокий холм или крепость. И третий вариант: Акмола всегда была главным центром ярмарок рогатого скота, известной изобилием и разнообразием мясомолочных продуктов (кумыс, айран, курт, шубат и т.д.). Следовательно, название города переводится как «белое святое место» или «белое изобилие».

В Казахской Советской энциклопедии написано, что «Акмола – это сооружение из белого камня, над четырехугольными стенами которого воздвигнут купол, напоминающий верхнюю часть юрты или половинку шара. Сверкающий на солнце купол был виден издалека, что и придавало особую красоту берегам реки Есиль». Поэтому название Акмола и стало названием этого края.

Cтепи Акмолы издревле были местом, где встречались различные культуры и цивилизации. В середине первого тысячелетия до н.э историк Геродот упоминал маршрут через Большую Степь (позже Великий Шелковый Путь), который пролегал именно здесь. Караванные пути способствовали расцвету торговли и кустарного промысла в городах, традиционно занятых животноводством и сельским хозяйством.

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