Dublin students solve ancient geometry problems and win first prize in EU competition for young scientists

Two Irish students won first prize in this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS).

Dublin-based ditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, winners of this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, today won the European competition with their project entitled ‘A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem’.

The problem is to find two perpendicular lines dividing a given triangle into four equal faces.

Aditya and Aditya’s project comes from a field of geometry that has a very long history with various proposed solutions.

Synge Street CBS students triumphed with their project, which proposed a new approach to the mathematical problem – it had been attempted since the 17th century – and suggested ways in which it could be applied to contemporary engineering challenges.

Kumar and Joshi, fifth and fourth year students, faced stiff competition from hundreds of students representing EU member states and other host countries including the US, Canada and Ukraine.

The competition took place this week in Leiden, the Netherlands.

“We are still shocked to receive such a positive response in Europe to our project and we know we would never have made it to Europe if we hadn’t attended BTYSTE last January,” they said in a joint statement.

“We have been guided on our journey by our school and the BTYSTE team, it’s hard to put into words what it means for us to win at EUCYS.

“If anyone has thought of attending the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2023 there is still time and we strongly encourage students across Ireland to get involved in a project in a field of science that excites them.”

To celebrate their success, BT Ireland has decided to extend the submission deadline for this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2023 to 5pm on Monday 3 October.

BTYSTE director Mari Cahalane said she was “incredibly proud” of the two winners who “represented Ireland so well” in this year’s European Union competition for young scientists.

“Winning first prize at EUCYS is a tremendous achievement for them and a credit to their supportive families, schools and teachers who have helped them along the way,” she said.

“We at BT Ireland have decided to extend the BTYSTE project deadline to Monday 3 October to celebrate the success of our 2022 winners in the EU Young Scientist Contest.

“We want to encourage as many students as possible to submit their papers before the new extended deadline and ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to demonstrate their STEM skills at the RDS in January this year.”

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