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Eighth EU Contest for Young Scientists

The Eighth EU Contest for Young Scientists was held in Helsinki, Finland, from 25 to 28 September 1996. The contest, run by the specific RTD programme in the field of Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR), brings together the winners of national scientific competitions fr...
The Eighth EU Contest for Young Scientists was held in Helsinki, Finland, from 25 to 28 September 1996. The contest, run by the specific RTD programme in the field of Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR), brings together the winners of national scientific competitions from countries across Europe.

Seventy finalists, from a total of around 12,000 who took part in the national competitions, displayed their projects in Helsinki and discussed them with the jury. A total of twelve prizes were awarded: three first prizes (worth ECU 5,000); three second prizes (worth ECU 3,000); and six third prizes (worth ECU 1,500).

The first prizes, which were presented in the presence of Mr. Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland, and Professor Jorma Routti, Director General of DG XII of the European Commission, the Directorate-General responsible for science, research and development, were awarded to three young scientists working in the fields of engineering and mathematics:

- Tobias Kippenberg, from Bremen, Germany for "A car ice-detection system based on electromagnetic waves";
- Yann Ollivier, from Paris, France for "Flexibility of an articulate lattice";
- Wouter Couzijn, from Alkmaar, The Netherlands for "Locator" (a self-positioning robot).

The ninth EU Contest for Young Scientists will be held in Milan, Italy, from 9 to 14 September 1997.

Source: European Commission, DG XII
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