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BT Young Scientist of the Year Competition 2012

CBS, Synge Street, Dublin, Leaving Cert Students Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly (both 17) are winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2012. This is the third time in recent years that pupils of CBS, Synge Street have won the coveted prize. Congratulations Synge Street!  Their project was entitled, “Simulation accuracy in the gravitational many-body problem”. (I didn't know what that meant either!). Apparently their project shows (by a series of mathematical ‘steps’) how bodies move when gravity is not present. Their work may allow astronomers and physicists to come up with more accurate predictions of how man-made objects like satellites travel through space, how bodies interact with each other through gravity.

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