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 33rd IYPT 2020 will be held in Kutaisi, Georgia from September 6th till September 13th. The host of the 33rd IYPT is The Kutaisi International University (KIU)

The pre-registration of the teams for the IYPT 2020 is open now.

If you plan to send a team to the IYPT 2020, please pre-register via IYPT CC:


Deadline: 10th July 2020

For more information, read more here, or visit the official webpage of the Local Organising Committee in Georgia: http://iypt2020.ge/

The IOC meeting is planned to be held online on July 16, 2020.

Problems for 33rd IYPT 2020

Past Tournaments

Past Tournaments

The 32nd IYPT was held in Warsaw, Poland from July 6th till July 13th. The host of the 32nd IYPT was Warsaw University of Technology.

First place was taken by Singapore followed by Germany and Switzerland in second and third place and China in fourth place.

Problems More about previous tournament



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.