With her video explaining “relativity and the equivalence of reference frames” 17-year-old high school student Hillary Diane Andales from the Philippines won the grand prize of $250,000 for this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge.
If you have no idea what relativity and reference frames are, you will after watching this 3-minute video.
“Before you start making any observational arguments with others, first imagine yourself observing through their reference frame.”
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for “students to inspire creative thinking about science”. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The prize was founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.
Lots to learn from this young woman! Way to go Hillary.
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