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What is IYPT?

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

The participants present their solutions to scientific problems they have prepared over several months and then discuss their solutions with other teams. The roles of Reporter (Presentation), Opponent and Reviewers are graded by a jury consisting of international experts.

Current Tournament

Current Tournament

The 34th IYPT will be held in Lahore, Pakistan, 23 – 30 July 2021.

More information and exact dates will be published soon.

Past Tournaments

Past Tournaments

The 33rd IYPT 2020 was canceled due to the worldwide situation related to the COVID-19.

The Local Organizing Committee in Georgia organized an online version of a tournament on September 4th – 8th 2020. The Sponsor and host Institution of O-IYPT was Kutaisi International University kiu.edu.ge.

The first place was taken by Canada followed by China in second place and Ukraine in third place.

This event could not be considered as a formal IYPT event due to the impossibility to fulfill all the formal requirements, however, it mimicked the course of the tournament as close as possible.

Further information can be found on www.iypt2020.ge.

Problems

Problems

Each year a set of problems is carefully selected by the IOC for the participants to solve.

The problems touch on various areas in physics and often do not have a known solution. It is participant’s job to tackle them and come up with their proposal.

Current set of problems.