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)

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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.

IYPT

The International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) is the international counterpart to the SYPT. In contrast to the SYPT, students from all over the world participate. The format is the same: Three teams (each consisting of 5 students) compete against each other in so called Physics Fights. They take turns presenting and defending their solution to a given problem, criticizing the solution of the opposing team and reviewing the performance of the two preceding teams. The performance of all three teams is assessed by a jury. The teams have to try to convince both their opponents as well as the jury of the quality of their scientific work and results and of the understanding of physics.

In five rounds the best three teams are selected; in the final they "fight" for the IYPT cup. The whole tournament is accompanied by an extensive social program and usually lasts eight days.

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