UK safe crackers attend Weizmann tournament
St. Pauls School, which won first place in the UK and traveled to Israel for the international competition in April
UK safe crackers attend international tournament in Rehovot
Three teams of UK students headed once again to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in April to take part in the Shalhevet Freier “Safe-Cracking” International Physics Tournament. The teams who are studying physics at A-Level were selected to take part in the final by competing in the UK’s own physics tournament.
They fought off tough competition from a total of 23 teams at Weizmann UK’s seventh annual safe cracking tournament which took place at Dulwich College on Sunday 10 February.More than 120 Year 12 students from 15 schools across the UK competed to break into securely locked devices by pitting their physics knowledge against each other.
The three teams of lucky students who received a travel grant to take part in the tournament at the Weizmann Institute were:
1st place: St Paul’s School – The Physics Penitentiary
2nd place: Dulwich College – Hyperloop
3rd place: Eltham College – Box of Laws
Two former UK students of the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute acted as mentors to the physics teams at the UK competition and took part in an enlightening discussion about their experiences on the ISSI programme when they spent a month in Israel working as part of a research team alongside scientists at the Weizmann Institute. They encouraged the Year 12 audience to apply for the programme next year.