The Shortlisted Entries
22 000 entries were submitted from 122 different countries, and after months of public voting and expert peer review, just 11 entries have made it through to the final round...
Which one will the judges choose as their preferred hypothesis?
Find out on the 10 January 2013 when a very special guest will be announcing the winner of the RSC/Hermes 2012 Mpemba effect competition.
The final 11 entrants are listed below in alphabetical order - just click on the image to find out more about the entrant and read their explanation for the Mpemba effect.
10 January 2013. Watch the announcement of the winner of the Mpemba Competition
Adam and his team's entry was shortlisted by the judges for the excellent experiments, clear writing style and collaborative effort
Alison's entry was shortlisted for its simple stop-mmotion animation and an interesting, novel idea
Andrew's entry was shortlisted for its beautifully written and engaging manner, good science and clear and useful analogies
Charlie Wu and Po-Yi Chen's entry was chosen for the visual demonstration of their own theory and their discussion of some of the problems with other theories
Cyril's entry was shortlisted for its clear writing style and his suggestion of a "Bond-style" experiment examining the effects of shaken vs. stirred samples
Daniel's entry was shortlisted because of his excellent experimental work showing the reversal of convection currents when water reaches 4°C
Douglas' entry was shortlisted because of his engaging video and compelling explanation
Joshaniel and Paul's entry was shortlisted for the excellent experimental work and the well-written, accessible poster
Nikola's entry was shortlisted because of his thorough critical assessment of existing work, his experiments and his excellent writing style
Piya's entry was shortlisted for his fun, interactive spread sheet that lets you see the effect of altering the starting conditions on the resultant cooling curves for hot and cold...
Robert's entry was shortlisted for his clear presentation style and the interesting suggestion of performing experiments in a zero-gravity environment
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