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Young chemists win copper-based metal alloy

The Swiss team has won two bronze medals at the 42nd International Chemistry Olympiad in Japan.

This content was published on August 2, 2010 - 11:41

The youngsters endured high temperatures in Icho as they sat through two five-hour exams in as many days. The last time the Swiss won so many medals was three years ago.

Alain Vaucher and Yannick Suter were successful in the annual academic competition, which is open to secondary school students, the Association of Swiss Scientific Olympiads said in a statement on Monday.

Vaucher is multitalented – he also counts among the nation’s best for physics and IT – making him a “exceptional performer”, the association said.

The two were among 270 young people from 73 countries who gathered in Japan to compete for the medals.

The exams were in theoretical and practical chemistry.

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