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The International Young Physicists' Tournament

The International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT), sometimes referred to as "Physics World Cup", is a team-oriented competition between secondary school students.


The Tournament has grown since its establishment in 1988, from a Soviet-based Russian-language competition, into one of the World’s largest and most prestigious international physics contests with nations from all regions of the World competing annually.


If you are interested in the IYPT's rich history, please have a look at


Ilya Martchenko's IYPT Archive


The Archive's cornerstones are:

  • verification of information through multiple original sources
  • acknowledgement that even official data can be error-prone
  • keen commitment to expanding the collection and development.

The Archive is a personal initiative that is coordinated with and accredited by the Executive Committee.

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