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.
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.
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.
The SYPT 2017 sucessfully ended. Congratulations to all participants! Especially to the winners Aladin Bouddat, Johann Schwabe, Florian 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.
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).
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.
The Swiss team consisting of Marc Bitterli (captain), Émilie Hertig, Kathrin Laxhuber, Zara 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.
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:
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).