On April 23 the qualification for this years Swiss IYPT team took place. Nine students had to prepare themselves in a very short amount of time for the qualification; there they have presented their results and understanding in 9 Physics Fights. Only the five best could qualify for the team. The Swiss team consists of Marc Bitterli (captain), Émilie Hertig, Kathrin Laxhuber, Zara Vance and Joonas Vättö. From June 26 to July 2, 2016 the five student will make up the Swiss team at the IYPT in Ekaterinburg, Russland.

The delegation also includes the coaches Samuel Byland (EC), Lioba Heimbach (publicity), Daniel Keller (independent juror), Patrick Lenggenhager (team leader juror) und Eric Schertenleib (team leader).

Out of the participants of the SYPT a maximum of 9 is invited to the team qualification. They have to prepare an additional problem which they are going to present on April 23 in a further round of Physics Fights. Based on their performance at the team qualification round and on a small written exam at the preceding evening (April 22) as well as other criteria, the team which is going to represent Switzerland at the IYPT in Russia is selected.

The following participants have registered for the team qualification:

  • Marc Bitterli
  • Kathrin Laxhuber
  • Émilie Hertig
  • Viera Klasovita
  • Zara Vance
  • Joonas Vättö
  • Ivana Klasovita
  • David Bensason
  • Anna Eshchenko

We wish all of them the best of luck and to enjoy the preparation.

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