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Anselmo Falorca


Born in 26th February 2000. I am currently studying Sciences and Tecnology in Escola Secundária Quinta das Palmeiras, in Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
My aim to the future is to be specialized in Astrophysics.
I am fascinated about Physics, Mathematics and Geology. Speak fluent English, Portuguese and French; I am also learning Binnary and Morse Code.
I play tennis – twice champion in level C national tennis tournaments; enjoy swimming and target archery. As a hobby, I solve RUBIK’S Cubes and other magic cubes variations – best time in a 3x3x3 cube (standard cube) is 10.115 seconds and 13.945 seconds, average of 5.

What motivated you most to participate in Odysseus contest?

I’ve always been interested in Astrophysics, so participating in such a contest was a great idea to start following a path such like that! Knowing that I would be in touch with friends who share the same passion, make new colleagues, working day and night in some project about Physics and trying myself to the best were the things that may have motivated me the most.

What did you enjoy when you prepared your project?

My project was somewhat complicated to come up with since no one has ever thought of something like that, so we literally started from scratch, with little to zero information on the matter. And all that struggle and effort put in for this project was something that I actually enjoyed a lot.

What was the most important thing that you learned during the preparation of your project?

That the Internet does not offer nothing compared to what real data collecting is concerned! By this I mean that investigation in depth is essential. What there is scattered on-line is not enough to create a good foundation to a project. Talking to experienced people on the matter and learning from them, now that is of great importance, not only because they tend to have experience in this kind of activities, but also because professors know what a student such as me should and must mention, learn and collect, to create such a worthy project!

Has the work done for your project affected your decision for studies in space science?

It has only reinforced it! My passion is actually more focused in theoretic Physics and Astrophysics, but of course, I cannot disagree that a little bit of Space Science is of major importance to follow said studies. The thing about Space Science and Astrophysics is that they always hold hands and with such an unforgettable experience like this project – I’ve learned and I’ve discovered – I know for sure that I will not regret following this path!