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Brian Wai

Saratoga, CA

Saratoga High School

Grade: Senior


Video games, playing cards, playing piano or violin, doing math or physics problems, playing chess


Chess club, Math Club


MOSP attendee 2009, 2010, USAMO qualifier, Physics Semifinalist 3 times, USAMO Honorable Mention 2012


I was introduced to physics during my sophomore year. I found physics quite interesting and challenging. I enjoy physics because it can explain real world phenomena, such as the Northern Lights, the recent Super Moon, or even why the sky is blue. Physics, along with mathematics, simplifies and analyzes the real world complexities into something we can understand. I am thankful to my physics teacher, Mr. Davis for stimulating my interest. He has also been very helpful to me by allowing me to play with his lab equipment.

I hope to continue pursuing math and physics at Stanford. I am looking forward to learning more at the camp.

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