• 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.
  • 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 - Award Ceremony

    IYPT 2015 - Award Ceremony

    The Swiss delegation wins a bronze medal at the IYPT 2015 in Nakhonratchasima: Eric Schertenleib (teamleader), Daniel Keller (teamleader juror), Marc Bitterli, Kathrin Laxhuber, Michael Rogenmoser, Phyllis Barth and Lioba Heimbach (captain).
  • 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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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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Participation

To participate at the IYPT, you have to be part of a national team. To become part of the Swiss national team, you have to pass a two-phase qualification:

  1. Participation at the SYPT
  2. Participation at the team qualification (a second round)

In case of questions please contact us.

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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.

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On April 11 and 12 the qualification for this years Swiss IYPT team took place. Ten students had to prepare themselves for the qualification; there they had to write an exam, present their results and demonstrate their understanding in 10 Physics Fights. Only the five best could qualify for the team. The Swiss team consists of Theya Birch, Ivana Klasovita, Florian Wirth, Zara Vance (captain) and Xiao Yu. From July 5 to 12, 2017 the five student will make up the Swiss team at the IYPT in Singapore.

The delegation also includes the coaches Samuel Byland (EC), Émilie Hertig (visitor), Daniel Keller (teamleader/juror) and Eric Schertenleib (teamleader).

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The Swiss team consisting of Marc Bitterli (captain), Émilie HertigKathrin LaxhuberZara Vance and Joonas Vättö with the coaches Samuel Byland (EC), Daniel Keller (juror), Patrick Lenggenhager (teamleader juror) and Eric Schertenleib (teamleader) made the way to the final of the IYPT 2016 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. After a solid start and an excellent performance in the final, in which Singapore, Germany and Chinese Taipei participated, Switzlerland placed third. Congratulations!

Mehr information can be found in the category IYPT 2016.

 

Press Release:

Schweiz gewinnt Gold an Physikweltmeisterschaft Jekaterinburg, 05.07.2015 / Gold für die Schweiz: Fünf Schweizer Gymnasiastinnen und Gymnasiasten zeigen am „29. International Young Physicists' Tournament“ (IYPT) in Jekaterinburg, Russland, eine sensationelle Leistung und gewinnen eine hochverdiente Goldmedaille... (read the complete press release in German and French)

Watch the video summarizing the delegation's stay in Russia:

 
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Yesterday, the Swiss Team arrived safely in Zurich after a long journey from Ekaterinburg. They were greeted by a lot of supporters, who came to congratulate the team and celebrate the success at the IYPT. Proudly the team presented their gold medal.

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The day of the final. The Swiss were right in the middle. Nervous, but well prepared they made their way to the university to give their best in the final. Before, they had never presented in front of such a large audience.

For Switzerland the final started with Zara’s opposition to problem number 15, Contactless Calliper. Chinese Taipei’s report was rater weak for a final. Zara criticized Chinese Tapei for their limited experimental and theoretical investigation. Her opposition received 7.22 solid points. One has to mention that this was her first time on stage at the IYPT, doing this on such a large stage and succeeding is a huge achievement.

Afterwards it was time for Kathrin’s report. For the second time she presented problem number 6, Electric Honeycomb. In the preliminary round she had already demonstrated that her theoretical and experimental investigation of the phenomenon was of high quality. Germany’s opposition appreciated her experimental investigation, but expressed criticism for her theory. The opponent did not fully comprehend the derivation. With her report Kathrin received 7.22 points for the Swiss team.

After Switzerland was the observer for one round it was time for the review. Singapore presented problem number 2, Lagging Pendulum. The presentation was sensational. Measurements and theory were on point. Therefore, Émilie had a hard task with the review. She faced the challenge and received 6.94 points.

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Read abou Joonas Vättö’s, member of the Swiss Team, experience at the IYPT. 

This year we had the honour to take part at the 29th International Young Physicists’ Tournament, the IYPT, in Russia as part of the Swiss delegation. Consisting of five participants, two team leaders, and our jurors, the team commenced their journey to this year’s venue – the Russian industrial metropolis Yekaterinburg – on June 25th. After a short layover in Moscow we finally arrived at our destination. Albeit being tired, we were all full of hope.

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