Eric Plum in the Hall of Fame

Eric Plum

Eric qualified for the state level with both of his projects. His patented novel lighting system for bicycles won the 3rd place engineering on the state level in 2001. Eric became the state champion for the best interdisciplinary project in 2003 for his work on pulsars, which also won the award of the German Aerospace Center on the national level for the best aerospace-related project. Furthermore, Eric ranked 16th in the Physics Olympiad (national level of Germany) and qualified for the state level competition of the Mathematics Olympiad in 2002.

Awards Summary for Eric Plum (2 Hits)

Project and Authors Awards

Pulsar Research and Data Organization
(Geo/Astro, 2003)

Eric Plum

Regional Contest "Jugend forscht" (Jülich)
  • 1st Place Geosciences/Astronomy
    ⇒ Qualification for the state contest "Jugend forscht" in Leverkusen
  • 1 Week Internship at Forschungszentrum Jülich
State Contest "Jugend forscht"
  • Award for the Best Interdisciplinary Project
    equivalent to a 1st place, i.e. state champion
    ⇒ Qualification for the national contest "Jugend forscht" in Ludwigshafen
  • Internship at GSI Darmstadt
National Contest "Jugend forscht"
  • Award of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) for the Best Project in the Area of Aerospace

Novel Bike Lights for more Safety and Comfort
(Engineering, 2001)

Arbeit (pdf)

Eric Plum

Regional Contest "Jugend forscht"
  • 1st Place Engineering
    ⇒ Qualification for the state contest "Jugend forscht" in Leverkusen
  • Award of the Youth Jury
  • Special Award Green Technology
State Contest "Jugend forscht"
  • 3rd Place Engineering
    amongst 9 participating engineering projects
 

Awards Summary for Projects Supervised by Eric Plum (3 Hits)

Project and Authors Awards

Wave Switches Wave: With Simulations and Experiments using Linear Components towards Optical Computing
(Physics, 2016)

Veronika Stein, Eric Plum, Walter Stein

Regional Contest "Jugend forscht" (Düsseldorf)
  • 1st Place Physics
    ⇒ Qualification for the state contest "Jugend forscht" in Leverkusen
  • Special Award of the Universität Düsseldorf
  • Special Award of the IHK
State Contest "Jugend forscht" (Leverkusen)
  • 1st Place Physics
    ⇒ Qualification for the national contest "Jugend forscht" in Paderborn
  • Award for the Most Creative Project
    awarded by Minister for Schools NRW Sylvia Löhrmann
National Contest "Jugend forscht" (Paderborn)
  • Award for Information Technology
    sponsored by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). This award is endowed with € 1000.
Other Contests
  • Michaels Award of the Hans-Hermann Franzke Foundation
    This award is endowed with € 1000 for the school's research programme.

Study of Reflecting and Refracting Surfaces
(Engineering, 2013)

Walter Stein, Eric Plum

Regional Contest "Jugend forscht" (Düsseldorf)
  • 1st Place Engineering
    ⇒ Qualification for the state contest "Jugend forscht" in Leverkusen
State Contest "Jugend forscht"
  • 2nd Place Physics
  • Special Award Research Internship at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Campus Berlin-Buch
Hans-Hermann Franzke Foundation
  • Michaels Award of the Hans-Hermann Franzke Foundation
    This award is endowed with € 700.

Demonstration of Optical Activity in Metamaterials - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Chirality
(Physics, 2010)

Walter Stein, Eric Plum

Regional Contest "Jugend forscht"
  • 1st Place Physics
    ⇒ Qualification for the state contest "Jugend forscht" in Leverkusen.
  • Special Award for Nondestructive Testing
State Contest "Jugend forscht"
  • 2nd Place Physics
Hans-Hermann Franzke Foundation
  • Michaels Award of the Hans-Hermann Franzke Foundation
    This award is endowed with € 1000.
 

Short CV (Last updated: March 2018)

Eric Plum

Eric Plum
2005

www.plumnet.eu

1999-2000
(11th grade)
  • Exchange year in Midland, Texas (USA) at Midland High School
  • UIL Computer Science contest (C++ programming): 8th place on the 2nd level (western half of Texas)
  • TCEA team programming contest: 12th place on the 2nd level (whole state of Texas), team captain
2000-2001
(12th grade)
2001-2002
(13th grade)
  • Physics Olympiad: 16th place in round 3 (national level, Germany)
  • Mathematics Olympiad: Advancement to the 3rd level (state level, North Rhine-Westphalia)
  • German A-levels "Abitur" (1.0)
  • Summer 2002: Work experience and job at Radio Telescope Effelsberg (Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy)
2002-2003
  • Studying physics at RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • German science fair "Jugend forscht", subject area earth and space sciences: Pulsarforschung und Messdatenorganisation (Pulsar research and organization of measurement data), Prize of the German Aerospace Center for the best project in the field of air and space travel on the national level (Interview, with kind permission of "Astronomie heute")
2003-2004
  • Pre-diploma in physics (RWTH Aachen, 1.4)
2004-2005
2005-2006
  • Studies abroad as Fulbright-scholar at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico (USA)
  • "Albert Petscheck Award for excellence in theoretical physics"
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics with Astrophysics with a GPA of 4.0 and highest honors
2006-2010
2010-2012
2012-2018
2018-
Note: Eric Plum has been the webmaster of the research activities at St. Michael-Gymnasium since 2001.

Pictures of Eric Plum (6 Hits)

IdeenPark (2008)

Benedikt Lorbach, Binia Neuer, Eric Plum, Walter Stein, Rainer Linden, Meike Spiess, Moritz Plötzing - IdeenPark Eric Plum, Ulfried Plötzing - IdeenPark
Our team of young researchers at IdeenPark: Benedikt Lorbach, Binia Neuer, Eric Plum, Walter Stein, Rainer Linden (Director of the regional contest Düsseldorf, visiting), Meike Spiess and Moritz Plötzing The first visitors have arrived. Eric Plum helps with the design of a "mouse trap car"

Pulsar Research and Data Organization (2003)

Eric Plum - State Contest NRW Eric Plum - State Contest NRW Eric Plum - National Contest
Eric Plum at his exhibit at the state contest "Jugend forscht" in Leverkusen (source: Bayer AG) Eric surrounded by an interested audience at the state contest Eric at the national competition "Jugend forscht" in Ludwigshafen (source: BASF)

Novel Bike Lights for more Safety and Comfort (2001)

Eric Plum - State Contest Eric Plum presents his novel bike lights at the state competition

Eric Plum's Press Coverage (6 Hits)

Auszeichnung für ehemaligen Miniforscher

Auszeichnung für ehemaligen Miniforscher

Occasion Former student and young scientist becomes Marconi Young Scholar 2009
Source Wochenspiegel, 21.10.2009, page 28
"Mach dir einen Reim drauf!"

"Mach dir einen Reim drauf!"

Occasion National contest "Jugend forscht"
Source Astronomie Heute, April 2004
Author Thilo Körkel
Jugend forscht: "Michaelaner" wieder spitze

Jugend forscht: "Michaelaner" wieder spitze

Occasion National contest "Jugend forscht"
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 26.05.2003
Author Michael Schwarz
Mit Plasmakristallen und Pulsaren an die Spitze

Mit Plasmakristallen und Pulsaren an die Spitze

Occasion State contest "Jugend forscht"
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 15.04.2003
Author Elena Stein
Photographer Bayer AG
"Ein besseres Leben für den Supermann"

"Ein besseres Leben für den Supermann"

Occasion Regional contest "Jugend forscht" and "Schüler experimentieren"
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 13.03.2003
Author Elena Stein
Physik-As Plum will zur Olympiade

Physik-As Plum will zur Olympiade

Occasion Qualification for the state level of the Mathematics Olympiad and the national level of the Physics Olympiad
Source Kölnische Rundschau, 11.01.2002
Author Peter W. Schmitz
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