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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 SYPT 2018 is underway. Results and updates will be published 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 weighted average according to paragraph 12 (Absence of a team member) are not yet included. The final point total may still change for the concerned teams.

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.

 

Important Documents:

In Singapore, the young physicists secured Switzerland a bronze medal. This marks the sixth time in a row that a Swiss team returns home with a medal, it is evident that the longtime engagement continues to pay off.

Experience Report

Once again, this year, 5 students had the privilege of representing Switzerland in the International Young Physicist's Tournament, which took place in Singapore: Zara Vance, Tehya Birch, Ivana Klasovita (all attending MNG, Rämibühl), Florian Würth (KZO) and Xiao Yu (Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz). Due to our success at the Swiss Young Physicist's Tournament in Lausanne and the following team qualification round in Zürich, we were chosen to travel to Singapore along with Eric Scherternleib (Team Leader) and Daniel Keller to go up against the 30 other participating countries. We were also accompanied by Samuel Byland (Juror) and Émilie Hertig (member of Team Switzerland 2016, Russia) and they played their part in helping us along during our adventure.

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:

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.

 

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Ongoing Events

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Future Events

  • IYPT 2018, RDFZ Highschool, Beijing, China (19.07.2018 - 25.07.2018)

News

New Registration Deadline

The registration period for the Physics Week and SYPT 2017 has been extended until 15th January 2017.

 

Press Release SYPT 2017 (in German)

Lausanne, 01.03.17 / 63 Gymnasiastinnen und Gymnasiasten kämpfen am Swiss Young Physicists' Tournament um den Titel des Physikschweizermeisters. Am 18. und 19. März demonstrieren sie an der ETH Lausanne ihr Können. Den besten winkt eine Teilnahme an die Weltmeisterschaft in Singapur. Hier gehts zur vollständigen Medienmitteilung.

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.