• IYPT 2019 - Gold Medal

    IYPT 2019 - Gold Medal

    The Swiss delegation consisting of Daniel Gotsmann (captain), Manuel Antoinette, Oskari Jyrkinen, Michael Klein and Alisa Miloglyadova and their coaches Emilie Hertig (team leader juror), Markus Niese (team leader), Daniel Keller (experienced juror) and Eric Schertenleib (experienced juror) wins a gold medal at the IYPT 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.
  • IYPT 2018 - Award Ceremony

    IYPT 2018 - Award Ceremony

    The Swiss delegation consisting of David Tschan (Captain), Daniel Gotsmann, Daniil Lozner, Piotr Salustowicz and Jakob Storp came 10th. The five students were accompanied by Emilie Hertig (Team Leader), Eric Schertenleib (Team Leader, IOC), Daniel Keller (Juror) and Samuel Byland (Juror, EC).
  • SYPT 2018 - Winners

    SYPT 2018 - Winners

    Jakob Storp, Natalia Lopez-Edge and Nic Baruffol win the SYPT 2018 at the University of Basel.
  • SYPT 2017 - Winners

    SYPT 2017 - Winners

    Johann Schwabe, Florian Wirth and Aladin Bouddat win the SYPT 2017 at the EPFL.
  • 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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The Swiss Young Physicists' Tournament 2020 will take place on the 28th and 29th of March in the main building of ETH Zurich. We are happy that we can once again host the SYPT at ETH.

Students can optionally sign up for the SYPT Physics Week where coaches will help them prepare for the SYPT. The Physics Week 2020 will take place from the 10th to 14th of February. Please note that the spots at the Physics Week are limited and not all problems are offered. Please check the Physics Week section for more details.

Registration for the SYPT and SYPT Physics Week open on the 14th of October. Please note that in total no problem may be chosen more than 8 times. Registration deadline is the 8th of December.

Further information will follow. 

 

Documents and information:

The Swiss team wins gold at the 32nd International Young Physicists’ Tournament in Warsaw, Poland! The delegation consisting of Daniel Gotsmann (captain), Manuel Antoinette, Oskari Jyrkinen, Michael Klein and Alisa Miloglyadova as well as their coaches Emilie Hertig (team leader juror), Markus Niese (team leader), Daniel Keller (experienced juror) and Eric Schertenleib (experienced juror) secured the third gold medal since 2013. This success is the reward for the hard work in the months leading up to the tournament

The fight plan ensured a difficult start for the Swiss. In round 1 they met serial winner Singapore as well as the hosts Poland. This team managed to show a solid performance which resulted in the 5th place after the first round. The results improved as the tournament went on. In the end, 209.3 points were in enough to secure their spot in the final and the gold medal that comes with it.

In the final Oskari Jyrkinen presented the problem Hurricane Balls, Daniel Gotmann did the opposition and Michael Klein the review. After a very intense fight the team missed out on the trophy by 1.9 points and ended third. Nevertheless, they can be very proud of their achievement.

We congratulate our students to an excellent performance at the IYPT 2019!

The SYPT 2019 was held on the 23rd and 24th of March at the FHNW in Brugg-Windisch. Roughly 70 students presented their projects in front of a jury. After the three preliminary rounds the teams Black PhysicsTeam Räupli and The Excited Ground States qualified for the final. In a competitive final the team The Excited Ground States consisting of Nicola Widmer, Daniel Gotsmann and Daniel Swingler won the 12th Swiss Young Phyisicists' Tournament. Congratulations to the winners and all our participants for a great tournament!

We would like to thank the FHNW as well as all helpers who made such a successful event possible.

 

Results:

 Results after preliminary fights:

 

The SYPT 2019 will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz in Brugg Windisch. We are delighted to have found an attractive venue for the 2019 Swiss Young Physicists' Tournament.

Over 70 students have registered for the 12th edition of the SYPT. In the months prior to the tournament they work on of 17 interesting physics problems. In preparation to the tournament students should discuss theoretical aspects and investigate the phenomenon experimentally. At the tournament students then present their findings in a physics fight (click here for more information on how the SYPT works).

Students have the option to take part at the SYPT Physics Week where they will be coached on their respective problems. The Physics Week 2019 will be held from the 11th to the 15th of February at the MNG Rämibühl in Zürich. Please note that due to organizational reasons only the problems 3, 4, 5, 6, 8. 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 are offered at the Physics Week. Places at the SYPT Physics Week are limited.

 

 

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A total of 73 students and 43 jurors participated at the SYPT 2018. A succesful tournament was won by Team Blueshift (Natalia Lopez-Edge, Nic Baruffol and Jakob Storp). All results can be found here:

 Stage   Reporter (Problem)   Opponent   Reviewer
 1   23 K (17. Water Bottle)   Blueshift   Klein and the Bottles
 2   Blueshift (12. Curie Point Engine)   Klein and the Bottles   23 K
 3   Klein and the Bottles (13. Weighing Time)   23 K   Blueshift

 

The individual ranking can be found here.

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.

The majority of the tournament will take place in the Kollegienhaus of the University of Basel. Participants not living in Basel will be accomodated in the youth hostel St. Alban. Non-local jury members will stay in the Hotel Novotel Basel City.

The tournament starts on Saturday, 17th of March at 8.00 and ends on Sunday at around 5 p.m. The detailled schedule as well as the fight plan can be found in our tournament brochure. Guests are welcome at the tournament but a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is required. 

In preparation for the tournament we will again organize a one week preparation course, the SYPT Physics Week. 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 February at the MNG Rämibühl in Zurich.

 

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