• IYPT 2016 - Gold Medal

    IYPT 2016 - Gold Medal

    The Swiss delegation consisting of Émilie Hertig, Eric Schertenleib (teamleader), Zara Vance, Daniel Keller (independent juror), Joonas Vättö, Kathrin Laxhuber, Marc Bitterli (captain), Patrick Lenggenhager (teamleader juror) und Samuel Byland (EC) wins a gold medal at the IYPT 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
  • IYPT 2016 - Team Photo

    IYPT 2016 - Team Photo

    The Swiss team 2016: Zara Vance, Joonas Vättö, Émilie Hertig, Marc Bitterli (captain) and Kathrin Laxhuber.
  • SYPT 2016 - Winners

    SYPT 2016 - Winners

    Kathrin Laxhuber and Marc Bitterli (both form the MNG Rämibühl) win the SYPT 2016 at the ETH Zürich.
  • IYPT 2015 - Medal

    IYPT 2015 - Medal

    The Swiss delegation wins bronze medal at the IYPT 2015 in Nakhonratchasima: Samuel Byland (EC, juror), Lioba Heimbach (captain), Eric Schertenleib (teamleader), Marc Bitterli, Phyllis Barth, Michael Rogenmoser, Kathrin Laxhuber and Daniel Keller (teamleader juror).
  • IYPT 2015 - Team Photo

    IYPT 2015 - Team Photo

    The Swiss delegation at the IYPT 2015 in Nakhonratchasima: Daniel Keller (teamleader juror), Eric Schertenleib (teamleader), Lioba Heimbach (captain), Kathrin Laxhuber, Marc Bitterli, Phyllis Barth, Michael Rogenmoser and Samuel Byland (EC, juror).
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The Swiss Young Physicists' Tournament (SYPT) is a Swiss competition, where physics enthusiasts from secondary schools from anywhere in Switzerland participate. In a preparatory phase they carry out a small research project, whose results are presented and defended at the actual tournament.

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IYPT

The International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) is the international counterpart of the national competition. Teams from all over the world compete against each other and a diverse social program promotes social contact of members from different teams.

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Pro IYPT-CH

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Pro IYPT-CH is the organization that organizes not only the national tournament SYPT but also the preparation for both the SYPT as well as the IYPT and the qualification for the Swiss team.

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For the first time the SYPT will take place outside the German-speaking part of Switzerland: With the EPFL in Lausanne we have found a very attractive venue for the SYPT 2017, which will take place on March 18 and 19. It seems appropriate because we have organized the SYPT already twice at the ETH Zurich (2013 and 2016) and in 2016 a team from the French-spearking part of Switzerland premiered at the SYPT. We are looking forward to a successfull and interesting tournament and thank the EPFL for their consent!

As a major part of the participants, jurors and also of the organizing committee is from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, the matter of accommodation is relevant. Naturally, the expenses will be borne by Pro IYPT-CH! The participants will be accommodated in the Guest House Lausanne and the jurors and coaches in the Swiss Tech Hotel.

New is the offer of the so called SYPT Physics Week. It allows students to prepare themselves for the SYPT during one week while being coached by experienced SYPT/IYPT coaches. Experimental equipment will be provided. At the Physics Week only the following problems can be worked on: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14.

Pre-Registration is open now: fill out this form. For questions please use the contact form.

 

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The Swiss team consisting of Marc Bitterli (captain), Émilie HertigKathrin LaxhuberZara Vance and Joonas Vättö with the coaches Samuel Byland (EC), Daniel Keller (juror), Patrick Lenggenhager (teamleader juror) and Eric Schertenleib (teamleader) made the way to the final of the IYPT 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. After a solid start and an excellent performance in the final, in which Singapore, Germany and Chinese Taipei participated, Switzlerland placed third. Congratulations!

Mehr information can be found in the category IYPT 2016.

 

Press Release:

Schweiz gewinnt Gold an Physikweltmeisterschaft Jekaterinburg, 05.07.2015 / Gold für die Schweiz: Fünf Schweizer Gymnasiastinnen und Gymnasiasten zeigen am „29. International Young Physicists' Tournament“ (IYPT) in Jekaterinburg, Russland, eine sensationelle Leistung und gewinnen eine hochverdiente Goldmedaille... (read the complete press release in German and French)

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On April 23 the qualification for this years Swiss IYPT team took place. Nine students had to prepare themselves in a very short amount of time for the qualification; there they have presented their results and understanding in 9 Physics Fights. Only the five best could qualify for the team. The Swiss team consists of Marc Bitterli (captain), Émilie Hertig, Kathrin Laxhuber, Zara Vance and Joonas Vättö. From June 26 to July 2, 2016 the five student will make up the Swiss team at the IYPT in Ekaterinburg, Russland.

The delegation also includes the coaches Samuel Byland (EC), Lioba Heimbach (publicity), Daniel Keller (independent juror), Patrick Lenggenhager (team leader juror) und Eric Schertenleib (team leader).

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The SYPT was a full success. Congratulations to all the participants, especially to the finalists and to the winning team 404 - name not found consisting of Kathrin Laxhuber and Marc Bitterli (photograph © ETH Zürich/Heidi Hostettler)!

 

Press Release (in German)

Zürich, 3.4.16 / Am 1. und 2. April ging das Swiss Young Physicists‘ Tournament (SYPT) an der ETH über die Bühne. 43 Gymnasiasten und Gymnasiastinnen demonstrierten vor einer fachkundigen Jury ihr Physikwissen. Dabei zeigten fünf Schülerinnen sehr starke Leistungen... (read more)

 

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Results

 
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The SYPT will take place on April 1 and 2 at ETH Zurich Center. In teams students from different schools will present and discuss their solutions to 17 physics problems.

 

Press Release (in German)

Zürich, 29.3.16 / Physikbegeistert, redegewandt und Teamplayer: Die 43 Gymnasiasten und Gymnasiastinnen am Swiss Young Physicists‘ Tournament sind es alle. Nun kämpfen sie am 1. und 2. April an der ETH Zürich um den Titel des Physik-Schweizermeisters. Den Besten winkt zudem eine Reise nach Russland... (read more)

 

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Event Calendar

  • Vereinsversammlung, TBA (18.01.2017 - 18.01.2017)
  • SYPT Physics Week, TBA (13.02.2017 - 19.02.2017)
  • SYPT 2017, EPFL (18.03.2017 - 19.03.2017)

News

Launch of the SYPT Physics Week

Presently it is rather difficult for motivated students to participate at the SYPT, depending on their school. It is left to chance whether they find a teacher motivated enough to supervise them during the experiments and whether the school even has and provides the necessary equipment. To help out with that, we will launch the "SYPT Physics Week" in 2017. Experienced coaches will help you with your IYPT problem at the KS Rämibühl from 13 till 17 February.

Gold Medal

Switzerland reaches the final at the IYPT 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia and places third. Congratulations to the Swiss team, the coaches and all involved parties!

Swiss Team 2016

The Swiss team 2016 consists of Marc Bitterli (captain), Émilie Hertig, Kathrin Laxhuber, Joonas Vättö and Zara Vance. They will represent Switzerland from June 26 to July 2, 2016 at the IYPT in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Team Qualification 2016

At the team qualification which takes place on April 22 (evening) and 23 (whole day), the members of the Swiss team 2016 are selected.

SYPT 2016 - Results

The SYPT at the ETH Zurich was a success. The team 404 - name not found consisting of Kathrin Laxhuber and Marc Bitterli has won the tournament. The whole ranking can be found here