• 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 - Ready for the Final

    IYPT 2016 - Ready for the Final

    The Swiss team (Kathrin Laxhuber, Joonas Vättö, Marc Bitterli (captain), Zara Vance and Émilie Hertig) is ready for the final of the IYPT 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. In the background the coaches are encouraging the team: Samuel Byland (EC) Patrick Lenggenhager (teamleader juror) and Eric Schertenleib (teamleader).
  • IYPT 2016 - Reception at the Airport Zurich

    IYPT 2016 - Reception at the Airport Zurich

    A very nice reception was awaiting the Swiss delegation after their success at the IYPT 2016 in Russia.
  • IYPT 2016 - Swiss Team at the Airport Zurich

    IYPT 2016 - Swiss Team at the Airport Zurich

    The Swiss delegation consisting of Daniel Keller (independent juror), Samuel Byland (EC), Eric Schertenleib (teamleader), Joonas Vättö, Marc Bitterli (captain), Émilie Hertig, Zara Vance, Kathrin Laxhuber and Patrick Lenggenhager (teamleader juror) at the airport in Zurich after winning 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.
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The weather did not cooperate with us on the day of the fourth fight in Ekaterinburg. In the rain and through streets characterized through huge puddles the team made its way to the Ural Federal University, the venue of the IYPT.

In a fight of four the report was Switzerland’s first task. Sweden challenged the team to problem number 5; Ultrahydrophobic Water. Once again it was Joonas’ time to shine. Standing in front of the jury confidently, they were immediately convinced of his theory about the small droplet; scoring 7.5 points.

After a well-deserved break as observer, it was Switzerland’s turn to review problem number 8, Magnetic Train. It was the captain’s, Marc’s, turn to review a very theoretical report and discussion by Croatia and Slovakia. Marc secured the team 7 points, putting them into a good position to win the fight.

In Switzerland’s last challenge Marc challenged Slovakia to problem number 10, Light Rings. Émilie was ready for her first opposition. With the opponent she discussed the relevance of the water jet dynamics, which he largely ignored in his report. With another 6.38 points in the discussion, Switzerland’s future at the IYPT is bright.

After this strong fight, Switzerland keeps its third place and is more than 10 points ahead of the fourth place. A place in the final is not secure yet, but it is very realistic. In the fifth fight problem number 10, Light Rings, will be presented.

 

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 Results after round 4: 

RankTeamTSP =  
Singapore  168.8 =  43.6 + 39.2 + 44.7 + 41.3
Germany  167.7 =  41.0 + 42.5 + 42.3 + 41.9
Switzerland  166.3 =  43.5 + 42.6 + 37.9 + 42.3
Chinese Taipei  155.9 =  35.6 + 40.9 + 40.8 + 38.6
Korea  154.1 =  39.6 + 39.1 + 36.3 + 39.1
Slovakia  149.3 =  39.8 + 37.5 + 35.6 + 36.4
New Zealand  146.3 =  38.0 + 37.9 + 37.7 + 32.7
China  143.5 =  33.9 + 36.0 + 34.8 + 38.8
Ukraine  141.1 =  31.0 + 35.8 + 37.0 + 37.3
10  Poland  140.3 =  36.3 + 35.0 + 31.8 + 37.2
11  Hungary  139.0 =  36.8 + 35.2 + 31.9 + 35.1
12  United Kingdom  137.1 =  35.8 + 35.1 + 34.6 + 31.6
13  Brazil  136.4 =  34.9 + 33.3 + 36.3 + 31.9
14  Belarus  133.1 =  30.9 + 35.8 + 31.2 + 35.2
15  Austria  131.3 =  33.3 + 30.3 + 35.4 + 32.3
16  Czech Republic  131.1 =  33.3 + 32.0 + 34.8 + 31.0
17  Russia  130.8 =  31.8 + 32.1 + 30.7 + 36.2
18  Thailand  129.8 =  33.8 + 32.6 + 33.8 + 29.6
19  Australia  127.2 =  36.0 + 29.3 + 30.7 + 31.2
20  Iran  119.8 =  31.9 + 28.8 + 32.1 + 27.0
21  Sweden  117.8 =  35.5 + 28.5 + 27.1 + 26.7
22  Croatia  114.7 =  24.0 + 29.7 + 32.0 + 29.0
23  Bulgaria  112.6 =  27.6 + 31.7 + 27.9 + 25.4
24  Georgia  109.9 =  28.9 + 24.4 + 27.5 + 29.1
25  Canada  109.9 =  27.0 + 23.7 + 24.9 + 34.3
26  Pakistan  107.3 =  30.3 + 29.8 + 20.1 + 27.1
27  USA  106.8 =  24.0 + 25.6 + 23.4 + 33.8
28  Romania  104.1 =  28.3 + 28.3 + 23.5 + 24.0
29  Macao  93.5 =  22.8 + 21.9 + 24.4 + 24.4