佳绩 | 清华附中国际部学子斩获丘成桐中学科学奖!

By 2021年12月27日 星期一Student Achievements



清华附中国际部学子斩获丘成桐中学科学奖铜奖

THIS Students won S.-T. Yau High School Science Award


12月12日下午,2021丘成桐中学科学奖颁奖典礼在清华大学举行。清华附中国际部的两名12年级、一名11年级学生在此次丘成桐中学科学奖中获得2枚铜奖,其中Gavin Wang(12年级)取得物理铜奖Richard Hou(12年级), Devin Liang Chen(11年级)取得生物铜奖,从全球范围内进入总决赛的61只队伍中脱颖而出,荣获佳绩。


On December 12th, the 2021 S.-T. Yau High School Science Award was held at Tsinghua University. Two teams of THIS has won the awards out of 61 teams worldwide in the final competiton. Our 12 grader Gavin Wang won the Bronze Awards of Physics and Richard Hou (12 grader) and Devin Liang Chen (11 grader) won the Bronze award of Biology.



关于丘成桐中学科学奖

About the S.-T. Yau High School Science Award


    丘成桐中学科学奖由国际数学大师丘成桐教授于2008年发起创建,从最初单纯的“中学数学奖”,发展为数学、物理、化学、生物、计算机、经济金融建模六大学科齐头并进,集权威性与影响力为一体的中学生科学竞赛奖项,在国内外具有重要影响力。


The S.-T. Yau High School Science Award was founded in 2008 by Professor Qiu Chengtong, an international mathematics master, and has developed from a simple “secondary school mathematics award” to an authoritative and influential science competition for secondary school students in six disciplines: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and economic and financial modeling. It has a significant influence at home and abroad.


    丘成桐中学科学奖秉持丘成桐教授“培养和发现科学人才,应从中学开始”的教育理念,面向全球中学生,倡导创新思维和团队合作,舍弃试卷和标准答案,让学生以提交研究报告的形式参与竞赛,激发学生们对科学研究的兴趣,锻炼他们对科学基础知识的学习、掌握能力,每年吸引近2000名世界各地中学生报名参赛。


The S.-T. Yau High School Science Award upholds the educational philosophy of Professor Qiu Chengtong that “the cultivation and discovery of scientific talents should start from secondary school”, and is open to secondary school students around the world. The competition is designed to stimulate students’ interest in scientific research, and to develop their ability to learn and master the fundamentals of science, attracting nearly 2,000 secondary school students from around the world to participate each year.


(来源:丘成桐中学科学奖官网

Resource: S.-T. Yau High School Science Award Official website )




THIS 获奖学生感言

Words from the Award Winners


Gavin Wang 物理铜奖领奖


丘成桐中学科学奖:物理铜奖

Gavin Wang, 12th grade

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我为 2021丘成桐科学奖(物理奖)做的项目实际上是我一年半前开始的一个扩展项目的一部分。今年,我开发了一个用来自动识别系外行星候选者中的误报的数据管道。这个项目比我之前的项目涉及更多,包括深入的文献综述、大量的数据分析和计算机编程。


当我在 2021 年夏初开始做这个项目时,我就知道这个项目的困难有多大,因为我之前几乎没有这方面的经验,而且只有两个半月的时间。果然在这个项目中,我遇到了非常多的难题,但我没有放弃,通过和其他程序员一起奋斗合作,终于解决了这些问题。


总的来说,这个项目大大增加了我对天文学的兴趣,也让我意识到数学、计算机科学和物理和天文学之间的跨学科联系。在不久的将来,我将在大学主修物理,并将进行更深入的天文学研究。

The research project that I did for the 2021 S. -T. Yau Science Award (Physics Award) is actually part of an extended project that I started a year and a half ago as part of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) collaboration. This year, I developed a data pipeline that automates the analysis of images for identifying false positives among exoplanet candidates. This project was much more involved than my previous projects, consisting of an in-depth literature review, large amounts of data analysis, and computer programming. 


When I started working on this project at the start of summer 2021, I knew there was a risk that I wouldn’t be able to complete it, both because I had virtually no prior experience in this area and because of the short 2.5-month timeframe that I faced. I encountered many obstacles along the way, but was eventually able to overcome them with perseverance and help from other programmers in the TESS collaboration. 


Overall, this project has greatly increased my interest in astronomy, and has made me realize the interdisciplinary connections between math, computer science, and physics/astronomy. As I major in physics in college and continue to conduct research in astronomy, I’ll also devote time to learning in these related fields to help me tackle more advanced projects.



Richard Hou, Devin Chen 生物铜奖领奖


丘成桐中学科学奖:生物铜奖

Richard Hou, 12th grade

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在本次的丘成桐中学科学竞赛当中我和Devin同学参加的是生物赛道的比赛。最大的收获是通过此次比赛,让我对科研和生物学科有了更多的了解,我体验到做科研的艰辛和困难,同时也让我对生物方面的问题产生了更深层次的思考与探索。


一开始我也只是抱着试试看的心思来去寻找一个可能提出的问题,并且尝试用自己学到的知识思考解决方案。这使得每次的晋级都使我们非常的兴奋。这次比赛得到最后的铜奖已经远远好于我的预期。


我觉得我的耐心和毅力都得到了极大的锻炼,通过这次丘成桐奖的比赛让我感受了科研的整个过程。科研从来都不是一次成功的事情,每一次成功的实验都建立在无限次失败之上,每一个成功的论文都经历过无数次修改,每一次答辩都经历过无数次打磨,在每一次失败下学习并重复才是一位科研人应有的精神。


    这次的参赛同时也让我对生物的兴趣越发浓烈,从一开始的“哦,我觉得生物学起来好轻松好有趣,那我以后就学生物吧!” 到后来的自我怀疑为什么自己实验永远做不出来再到最后对科研的认知以及有着自己对不同生物问题的理解、想法、和意义的解读,我感觉此次比赛让我未来喜爱的方向更加清晰明了,让我更加的有动力。

Devin and I had attended the biology track for the 2021 Yau award competition. The most valuable harvest/ lessons that I have learn throughout this process will definitely be the difficulties of doing scientific research and the power of biology. This experience not only teaches me how much work a scientific research requires, but it also promote critical thinking among biological problems these days. 


At the start, I wasn’t expecting much, I just want to use my own knowledge to maybe solve or help detect a biological problem that is harmful to the society. So every time that I got promoted I was very excited and even insane, and the bronze award that I had got this time was way over my expectations. 


One part that I think I had developed a lot on maybe the ability to be patient and critical. This process taught me what is scientific research. It is definitely not something that can be success on the first trials, there are always thousands and even millions of failing behind. 


This competition promote my overall interest toward biology and change my opinion of “O biology is easy to learn and it is fun, so I should aim it as my intended major” to having my own interesting idea and recognition toward different biological problems. I felt like this competition make my future clearer, and cause me to have more motivation.



丘成桐中学科学奖:生物铜奖

Devin Chen, 11th grade

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丘成桐科学奖最讲究的就是一个时间管理的能力,我们需要在完成学校学习任务的基础上进行科学研究,时间免不了是不够用的。我印象最深刻的便是最终答辩前的那一两周,我还有2个科目的考试以及4个科目的project要做,我甚至一度想过要放弃,但最后还是咬着牙坚持完成了一系列任务,并且准备完了答辩所需的各项材料。提醒学弟学妹们别跟我学,做好时间管理,不要熬夜!


The most important thing about the Yau Shing Tung Science Award is the ability to manage time. We had to conduct scientific research align with completing our schoolwork, so we inevitably run out of time. One of the most memorable times for me was the week or two before the final defense, when I had two exams and four projects to do, I even thought of giving up, but finally I gritted my teeth and insisted on completing a series of tasks and preparing all the materials needed for the defense. My advice for junior students is that work on your time managing and don’t stay up late!


鼓励学生自主创新,培养学生科研精神

Encourage students’ independent innovation and cultivate their research spirits

    科学是一条追求真理、严谨治学之路,清华大学有着许许多多的科学家在科学研究的道路上勤奋钻研、勇攀高峰。清华附中国际部鼓励学生进行自主独立研究,充分运用独立思考能力、批判思维能力和创新能力,在学术学习上追求卓越、不懈努力,也能够“勇攀高峰”。


    Science is a path of pursuing truth and rigor, and Tsinghua University has many scientists who are diligent in their scientific research and climb to the top. So, THIS also encourages students to conduct independent research, use their independent and critical thinkings and innovative skills to pursue excellence in academic learning, and work tirelessly to “reach the top”.


    在中学阶段,国际部学生能够参与国际重量级的丘成桐中学科学奖,对于学生的科研兴趣起到极大的激励作用。当学生们手捧丘成桐奖,仿佛手握今后科研之旅的一把钥匙,引导着学生未来的发展方向,在孩子们的心田种下了科研的种子。


    At the secondary study, THIS students are able to participate in the S.-T. Yau High School Science Award, which is a great incentive for students’ interests in scientific research. When the students hold the award in their hands, it is like holding the key to their future scientific journey, guiding their future direction and planting the seeds of scientific research in their hearts.


    清华附中国际部致力于培养具有深刻的理解力、丰富的创造力,具有学科素质和综合素质全面发展的、具有国际竞争力的人才。希望我们的学生能够怀着广阔的国际视野,以国际部的核心价值观“探索创新”为指引,以国内外的一流科学家为榜样,以科学精神为领航,在未来的学业和科研道路上,有源源不断的动力,不断奋进,不断向前!


    THIS is committed to fostering international talents with profound understanding, rich creativity, and comprehensive development of discipline and quality. We hope that our students will be guided by the core values of “Exploration and Innovation” and follow the example of outstanding scientists at home and abroad, and navigate with the spirits of science, so that they will have constant motivation to advance in their future studies and research.




文字 Writing | Mercy Xu,Mia Gu

排版 Editing | Mercy Xu

图片 Pictures | THIS parents

审核 Auditing | Toni Dong, Wenping Li



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