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Dublin students take top prize at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Khalid Umar Malik
15 Jan 2022, 15:56 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Two students of the third year from Synge Street CBS in Dublin have won the 58th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition award.

Aditya Joshi, 15, and Aditya Kumar, 16, won first place for their project, "A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem."

Their project is in the Intermediate division of Chemical, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences.

They won the top prize of €7,500 and the BTYSTE permanent trophy.

In September 2022, the pair will also represent Ireland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

Professor Pat Guiry, Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry at UCD and Chair of Group Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Judging Panel, praised the winning research.

The students approached the challenge using particle swarm optimization, a mathematical approach inspired by the biological phenomenon of individual behavior inside flocks or swarms.

"The students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition did a great job this week and have shown huge diversity of thought in actively looking out solutions to some of the toughest challenges that humanity faces," said Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland.

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