• SYPT 2017 - Winners

    SYPT 2017 - Winners

    Johann Schwabe, Florian Wirth and Aladin Bouddat win the SYPT 2017 at the EPFL.
  • SYPT 2016 - Winners

    SYPT 2016 - Winners

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

    SYPT 2016 - Medals

    The medal that could be won at the SYPT 2016 at the ETH Zürich.
  • SYPT 2016 - Final

    SYPT 2016 - Final

    The final of the SYPT 2016 at the ETH Zürich. The teams 404 - name not found, the 3 √-1’s and Higgs’ Bozos fought for the title.
  • SYPT 2016 - Opening

    SYPT 2016 - Opening

    The SYPT 2016 at the ETH Zürich starts with a speech by ETH headmaster Prof. Dr. Sarah Springman.
  • SYPT 2015 - Winners

    SYPT 2015 - Winners

    Michael Rogenmoser (MNG Rämibühl), Lioba Heimbach (Zurich International School) and Cesare Villiger (LG Rämibühl) win the SYPT 2015 at the University of Zurich.
  • SYPT 2015 - Final

    SYPT 2015 - Final

    The final of the SYPT 2015 at the University of Zurich. The teams Doped Quasiparticles, Perpetuum Mobile and Maxwell’s Demons fought for the title.
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SYPT

The Swiss Young Physicists' Tournament (SYPT) is a Swiss competition, where physics enthusiasts from middle 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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Participation

Each student in the secondary education stage II who lives in Switzerland can participate at the SYPT. It is easiest if a teach of the corresponding school takes care of the coaching; however, it is not necessary. In the case of questions, we gladly help: Contact us.

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Getting Started

  1. Choose one of the current problems.
  2. For ideas on how to start have a look at the Reference Kit.
  3. Read literature about your problem and try to see what could be done that has not already been done.
  4. Investigate the problem using experimental and theoretical methods.
  5. Portray your results in a scientific presentation.

In order to give students the opportunity to prepare for the SYPT under optimal conditions independent of their school environment (i.e. independently from their school, infrastructure, rectorate and teachers), we organize the SYPT Physics Week. We provide competent coaching and superior experimental equipment relevant to their specific problems. This makes it significantly easier for students to participate at the SYPT and enhances their chances at the tournament. The SYPT Physics Week takes place between the 13th and 17th of February 2017 at MNG Raemibuehl in Zurich. Interested participants can chose the Physics Week when registering for the SYPT. Please note that for organizational reasons only the problems 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 141) will be offered during the Physics Week. Should you require a confirmation of participation or should you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 1) Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to choose another problem but would still like to register for the SYPT Physics Week.

The SYPT 2018 will be held on the 17th and 18th of March at the University of Basel. We are delighted to have found such an attractive venue for our participants.

In preparation for the tournament we will again organize a one week preparation course, the SYPT Physics Weeek. During this week students work on their chosen problem while being supervised by SYPT-experienced coaches. High quality experimental equipment will be provided.

The SYPT Physics Week is scheduled for 12th to 16th of Febrauary at the MNG Rämibühl in Zurich.

Registration for the tournament and the SYPT Physics Week will open on our website in September. Further information will follow.

A total of 63 students have registered for the SYPT 2017 at EPFL. Together with numerous jurors, guests, helpers and organizers they will take part in the 10th edition of the Swiss Young Physicists’ Tournament. The most important information can be found in our tournament brochure.

The tournament will take place in the CO building. Participants and jury members are kindly asked to come to the welcome desk in the entrance hall of the building. Already from 7.45 on we will be serving a welcome coffee. The complete program can be found here. Students are expected to stay until the end of the award ceremony.

The fight plan for the three preliminary rounds can be found here. Participants are asked to carefully read the tournament regulations. Please be aware that the jury will grade each participant according to the "scoring sheet". The best three teams will qualify for the final and the best nine on the individual ranking will receive an invitation for the team qualification during which the IYPT-team will be selected.

In addition, a guided tour through the EPFL physics department and a dinner program on Saturday will be organized.

Results and pictures will published on our website. You can also check out or social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We are looking forward to an interesting SYPT 2017!

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 now open until 15th January 2017: fill out this form. For questions please use the contact form.

 

Important Documents:

Summary

The SYPT 2017 sucessfully ended. Congratulations to all participants! Especially to the winners Aladin BouddatJohann SchwabeFlorian Wirth from the team Dead Physicists' Society, the winner of the individual ranking, Zara Vance (Physics Chicks), and the team members from the two teams in the final: Physics Chicks and PPAP.

Press Release (in German)

Lausanne, 22.03.17 / Am Swiss Young Physicists' Tournament an der ETH Lausanne massen sich am letzten Wochenende 63 SchülerInnen und Schüler. In hochstehenden Fights demonstrierten die Nachwuchsphysiker ihr Können. Für die besten führt der Weg nun an die Weltmeisterschaft in Singapur (mehr).

Results of Rounds 1 to 3:

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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)

 

Important Documents:

Results

 
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