2011 team

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Brian Kong

Milton, MA

Milton Academy

Grade: Senior


Reading, Drawing, Web browsing, Finding new music, films, Walking around places


Math Club, Student Newspaper, Investment Club, etc.


International Linguistics Olympiad, US Physics Team 2008 2009, NACLO, etc.


I was born in the States but mostly grew up in Korea before coming to Milton Academy, a boarding school about 10 miles south of Boston. I am a senior and this is my fourth year at Milton. At Milton, I greatly enjoyed classes as well as living together with kids in the dorm who have all become my good friends. As I graduate and move on, I know I will greatly miss this place that has been my home for the past four years.

Ever since I was young, I was interested in math and how things worked. But strangely at the time, I did not really like the science that was being taught at school. All of this changed, when I first encountered a physics textbook in 7th grade. I began to see how interconnected math and science were. I was amazed how the world could actually be described in a very orderly and mathematical language. And this also made me appreciate math and its power of abstraction. I have since been very passionate about physics and have taken some advanced courses in math and physics. I like physics that explains things I experience daily. I am also fascinated by more abstract and counterintuitive branches of physics.

Besides physics, I love to sit back, relax, and think about other things. I love to imagine and draw things. I enjoy going to websites of various architecture firms and browsing through their portfolios. I love to ask somewhat random questions then spend hours on Wikipedia in search of the answer. I like discovering new things such as new music albums and going to concerts to listen to them. I also enjoy going through old stuffs down at my school's archives, where I volunteer to help organize and categorize the material, some dating all the way back to the 18th century.

I greatly enjoyed the experience with the physics team in the past. I'd like to thank my family, friends, and teachers for making this possible. I am honored to be part of this year's team and I am looking forward to the camp this year.

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