Millennium Youth CampMYC Profiles - May 07, 2012

MY Camper Yossathorn Tawabutr: "I absolutely love physics!"

Yossathorn Tawabutr from Thailand has loved physics since he was 14. After recently graduating from high school, he hopes to continue his studies in Australia majoring in theoretical physics. At MY Camp, Yossathorn is, however, in Applied Mathematics theme group.

Yossathorn Tawabutr from Thailand.

Yossathorn Tawabutr is from Nakhon Pathom Province, 60 kilometres from the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, and will turn 18 on May 9. He has recently graduated from Mahidol Wittayanusorn school, which is the first science specialized school in his country, and has applied to study theoretical physics at the Australian National University in Canberra. “I strongly believe that I will be accepted,” he says.

“I’m very lucky in that I have known what field I love since I was 14 years old. I absolutely love physics! Now, I am planning on studying physics until the doctoral degree and I am interested in cosmology the most. In the future, I would like to teach and do the research in theoretical physics,” Yossathorn says.

He has participated in several International Scientific Olympiads and is now looking forward yet another international experience at MY Camp.

“I heard about this camp from a teacher in the department of international affairs of my school. I was interested to apply because I love travelling, experiencing the cultures of other counties and the international atmosphere,” Yossathorn says.

What he expects the most is making friends with people from all over the world. “Friendship is the only thing that can be forever.”

Yossathorn is in the Applied Mathematics theme group of MY Camp 2012 and like the other members in his group, he had to contemplate vaccination issues in the assignment for the second phase of MY Camp application process.

“My idea was to bring the government’s money for measles curing to be a bonus for those, who allow their baby to be vaccinated. I came up with this idea by myself with a little bit of help from one of my friends who is strongly interesting in economics.”

In addition to his international science experiences, Yossathorn has tutored in Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy at school. During his spare time he likes to play golf with his father and brother and basketball with his friends.

Have a look at Yossathorn’s project plan.

Like during the previous years, MyScience will introduce each MY Camper and offer news, videos and photos during the Camp. Stay tuned, but in the meantime watch videos and photos from MY Camp 2010 and MY Camp 2011.

Read more about Millennium Youth Camp from Finland’s Science Education Centre LUMA’s website.

Elisa Lautala works as web editor for University of Helsinki's Faculty of Science. Elisa likes all kinds of cultural events, good books, warm weather, and aqua-jogging.