Second Day / Opening Ceremony of Olympiad
The 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) has kicked off at the Palace of Peace in Astana.
700 young physic talents from 85 countries have come to Astana to partake in the contest. The guests were greeted by Aslan Sarinzhipov, the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
"President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev pays utmost attention to the development of education in our country and support of talented youngsters," said Minister Sarinzhipov in his opening remarks. He also expressed hope that IPhO participants will like Kazakhstan's capital - Astana.
Amir Bralin, Danat Issa, Nurbek Dinmukhammed, Nurislam Tursynbek and Daulet Kurmantayev are to represent Kazakhstan at the Olympiad.