Contact: Patrick Merrick, Triochron Industries Pty Ltd
e: Patrick.Merrick@triochron.com w: http://www.triochron.com/triochron-prize/
RSVP: Friday 2 September 2016
Intended Audience: Senior Secondary Science Teachers and Students
The Triochron Physics Prize is an annual competition open to tertiary and senior secondary students in Tasmania, with a prize awarded in each of the two student categories. First prize for the tertiary category is $2000 and the senior secondary prize is $1000.
This year's Triochron Physics Prize requires you to address the following problem:
Assess the plausibility of the following paradox.
An automated device sends a photon through a closed time-like curve to a point that predates its departure. The photon includes a harnessed message with instruction to the device to switch itself off.
In presenting your answer, ensure you explain the scientific basis that underpins your conclusion.