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The level of the 12th finals of the Paths of Physics contest organized jointly by NCBJ and Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics in Warsaw was exceptionally high. The winners received their prizes during a ceremony held on the Copernicus Science Centre premises in Warsaw on Sunday April 2, 2017. The top winners were rewarded with minicomputers.

The Paths of Physics contest has been organized annually for high school students already for 12 years. Traditionally three categories were available for the runners: show of a physical phenomenon, essay, scientific paper. Three equivalent first prizes in the show category went to students from Leżajsk, Śrem and Dębica, who presented some optical phenomena, a cloud chamber, and a Paul ion trap (quadrupole), respectively. The first prize in the essay category was awarded to a student from Zielona Góra for a text on relations between physics and mathematics. No first prize was awarded in the scientific paper category; two equivalent second prizes went to Wieluń and Płock for papers on measurement of thickness of a human hair and on flow of the electric current through regular prisms, respectively.

Minicomputers for top winners were funded by the Format company, a contest sponsor.

See Fizyczne Ścieżki contest Webpage for more information (in Polish) about the contest and a full list of the winners.

Katarzyna Prus, Filip Olechowski, Jakub Żurek, pokaz pt. „Nadprzyrodzone moce konstruktorów? Nie! To tylko pułapka Paula”
Marcin Wachowiak, pokaz pt. „Komora mgłowa: niezwykłe ślady cząstek elementarnych”
Michał Majewski, pokaz pt. „Optyczna Nutella”
Sebastian Deręgowski, Michał Kolankiewicz, Jakub Żbikowski, praca naukowa pt. „Prądy w graniastosłupach foremnych”