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Physics Tests Student’s Mettle, but His Novel Earns Gold

3/28/2018

​​Quantum physics is Nam Pham’s true passion, but a detective novel he wrote has earned distinction in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The eighth grader at the Gifted Academy at Thurgood Marshall School earned a Gold Key for ‘Luminol,’ a novel illustrating humanity’s ignorance of the universe and its mysteries. The story’s main character works at a biotechnology company. The plot is filled with forensic science, secret code, origami and Nam’s favorite subject, theoretical physics. Read more about Nam on the RPS 205 blog​.