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by SAI Admin

11 September, 2018

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Apekshik Panigrahi is one of the 29 participants selected from among 12,000 entries from across 190 countries to participate in the semi-finals of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, 2018. He is one of the five genius students selected from India.

The Class XI Science student was selected for his 3-minute video on ‘The Quantum Mechanical View of Nature’, which beautifully showcases whether light is a particle or a wave and the mysterious nature of all fundamental particles like electron, photons, neutrons etc which make up our entire Universe.

Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual competition for students in the age group of 13 to 18 years to share their passion for Maths and Science with the world. Through a short video, student try to explain a big scientific idea in fundamental physics, life sciences or mathematics. The judgement is based on capturing audience interest, creativity or innovative approach, clarity of subject and challenging nature of subject matter. The contest is designed to inspire creative thinking about fundamental contests.

The winner gets a prize amount of $250,000 as post-secondary scholarship, $50,000 prize for the winner’s guide teacher and $100,000 for the Breakthrough Science Lab. It also includes a trip for the winner and a parent or guardian to receive the award. Students of more than 190 countries had taken part in the competition.

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge also invites the world to participate in its judging process, via the Popular Vote. The winner of the Popular Vote will skip the Selection Committee phase of judging and go straight to the final round – where the winner of the competition is selected. The lines are open from September 7 to 10, 2018.

To vote for Apekshik, please go to the link –  Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2018 (My video link) and click the like button or give your comments. The URL for the link above is – ” https://www.facebook.com/BreakthroughPrize/videos/vl.300697077387245/2179081788831370/?type=1 “

Congratulations SAIoneer and Best wishes for the Semi Final round.