• 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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It was a challenging day for the Swiss Team, two fights in a row are very difficult for the team. In the first fight of the day Switzerland faced Germany and China.

The fight stated with a challenge from China to problem 7, Hot Water Fountain. However, Marc had to reject this challenge. This is the third rejection for Switzerland unfortunately, which means that the next reject would lead to a reduced factor in the report. The next challenge was to problem 6, Electric Honeycomb. Kathrin was ready for her second presentation. Her cold did not prevent Kathrin from convincing the Jury of her knowledge about the hexagonal patterns caused by an electric field. The report received impressive 7.7 points.

From there the team continued strong. Both the review to problem 7, Hot Water Fountain, and the opposition to problem 5, Ultrahydrophobic Water, were in Joonas’s hands. In both roles he was able to convince the jury of his physical knowledge. In the review he received 6.3 points and 6.6 points were given to him in the opposition. Through these achievements the team won the fight in front of Germany. More impressive though is that they were first in the overall ranking.

After lunch it was time for the next fight. With Pakistan and Canada in the fight, there were two teams in this fight that are first time participants. Canada accepted Marcs challenge to problem 8, Magnetic Train, and Marc had has first appearance the stage. Through his excellent knowledge about the train consisting out of two magnets and a battery he was able to get 7.1 points.

Afterwards Switzerland was challenged to problem 3, Acoustic Lens and accepted the challenge. Marc presented, but unfortunately the jury wasn’t completely convinced and he only received 5.6 points. Unfortunately, this was one of the weaker fights for Switzerland. Nothing is lost though.

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It was Joonas’s turn again for the review. As in the previous fight, the jury was convinced of his understanding of the hydrophobic droplet, securing the team 6.9 points.

After this rather weak round for Switzerland, they still remain in third place. Tomorrow they will continue fighting to add to streak of success of the first fights. 

 

Results after the second round: 

RankTeamTSP =  
Switzerland  86.1 =  43.5 + 42.6
Germany  83.5 =  41.0 + 42.5
Singapore  82.8 =  43.6 + 39.2
Korea  78.7 =  39.6 + 39.1
Slovakia  77.3 =  39.8 + 37.5
Chinese Taipei  76.5 =  35.6 + 40.9
New Zealand  75.9 =  38.0 + 37.9
Hungary  72.0 =  36.8 + 35.2
Poland  71.3 =  36.3 + 35.0
10  United Kingdom  70.9 =  35.8 + 35.1
11  China  69.9 =  33.9 + 36.0
12  Brazil  68.2 =  34.9 + 33.3
13  Ukraine  66.8 =  31.0 + 35.8
14  Belarus  66.7 =  30.9 + 35.8
15  Thailand  66.4 =  33.8 + 32.6
16  Czech Republic  65.3 =  33.3 + 32.0
17  Australia  65.3 =  36.0 + 29.3
18  Sweden  64.0 =  35.5 + 28.5
19  Russia  63.9 =  31.8 + 32.1
20  Austria  63.6 =  33.3 + 30.3
21  Iran  60.7 =  31.9 + 28.8
22  Pakistan  60.1 =  30.3 + 29.8
23  Bulgaria  59.3 =  27.6 + 31.7
24  Romania  56.6 =  28.3 + 28.3
25  Croatia  53.7 =  24.0 + 29.7
26  Georgia  53.3 =  28.9 + 24.4
27  Canada  50.7 =  27.0 + 23.7
28  USA  49.6 =  24.0 + 25.6
29  Macao  44.7 =  22.8 + 21.9

 

 

Results after the thrid round: 

RankTeamTSP =  
Singapore  127.5 =  43.6 + 39.2 + 44.7
Germany  125.8 =  41.0 + 42.5 + 42.3
Switzerland  124.0 =  43.5 + 42.6 + 37.9
Chinese Taipei  117.3 =  35.6 + 40.9 + 40.8
Korea  115.0 =  39.6 + 39.1 + 36.3
New Zealand  113.6 =  38.0 + 37.9 + 37.7
Slovakia  112.9 =  39.8 + 37.5 + 35.6
United Kingdom  105.5 =  35.8 + 35.1 + 34.6
China  104.7 =  33.9 + 36.0 + 34.8
10  Brazil  104.5 =  34.9 + 33.3 + 36.3
11  Hungary  103.9 =  36.8 + 35.2 + 31.9
12  Ukraine  103.8 =  31.0 + 35.8 + 37.0
13  Poland  103.1 =  36.3 + 35.0 + 31.8
14  Thailand  100.2 =  33.8 + 32.6 + 33.8
15  Czech Republic  100.1 =  33.3 + 32.0 + 34.8
16  Austria  99.0 =  33.3 + 30.3 + 35.4
17  Belarus  97.9 =  30.9 + 35.8 + 31.2
18  Australia  96.0 =  36.0 + 29.3 + 30.7
19  Russia  94.6 =  31.8 + 32.1 + 30.7
20  Iran  92.8 =  31.9 + 28.8 + 32.1
21  Sweden  91.1 =  35.5 + 28.5 + 27.1
22  Bulgaria  87.2 =  27.6 + 31.7 + 27.9
23  Croatia  85.7 =  24.0 + 29.7 + 32.0
24  Georgia  80.8 =  28.9 + 24.4 + 27.5
25  Pakistan  80.2 =  30.3 + 29.8 + 20.1
26  Romania  80.1 =  28.3 + 28.3 + 23.5
27  Canada  75.6 =  27.0 + 23.7 + 24.9
28  USA  73.0 =  24.0 + 25.6 + 23.4
29  Macao  69.1 =  22.8 + 21.9 + 24.4