31 Mar 2016

Thursday 31 March 2016

On Saturday, 5 March King’s College participated in the annual New Zealand Young Physicist’s Tournament, hosted by Westlake Girls' High School.

This year, 20 schools from across Auckland and one school from Hamilton entered the Regional Competition.

King’s finished as the third best school in the Auckland region, placing fifth behind both Auckland Grammar School and both ACG Parnell College teams.

The competition itself involved multiple 'Physics Fights' in which one member from each team had to report a solution. Each presentation was then scored by a panel of judges for methodology and use of relevant physics. 

After weeks of preparation, experimentation and analysis, the team consisting of Amay Aggarwal, William Wang and Max Wilson managed to come up with rigorous solutions to a series of problems, ranging from investigating water vortices to exploring the trajectory of a bouncy ball between two vertical plates.

The King’s team narrowly missed out on third place by a few points. Along with the rest of the Advanced Physics class, they now aim to design and build an autonomous rover as part of their yearly project. As an added challenge, the rover must be able to descend stairs and report its position with a GPS system.

We congratulate the team for their success in the competition, and wish the class the best for their rover project.